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Old 11-28-2013, 11:31 AM
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Hello everyone. As the title of this thread states, I am looking on some information for my EDC when I am back in the US. So, let me explain. I work and live in Baghdad, Iraq for most of the year. I spend 90 days there, then 30 days in the US. Obviously, I have my EDC for my specific duties and safety when I am in Iraq, but I am thinking about when I am back in the US. I have been in the Middle East for a LONG time, and seem to be a bit out of sorts when it comes to EDC when I am home as I don't have the things I am used to having. So here is some of what I am thinking:

When I am home, I do not have to go to work so my EDC is not as intense or specific as for most people. For the most part, I carry my sub-compact XD9, a pocket knife, my cell phone, wallet, car keys and an odd end here and there. On occasion that I need to bring my laptop or other electronics I have a sling backpack that I use. But as I have previously stated, I normally don’t need to use that. I have a GHB in each of my vehicles that contain things that I would need for an extended period away from home (to include an IFAK), but it stays in the vehicle as I don’t need to be carrying it around in my suburban daily life. Here is what I was wondering, men don’t carry purses, and not everyone carries enough to need a messenger style bag. I have been thinking about adding a MOLLE style pouch to wear on my belt, opposite my CCW. Here is a link to what I was thinking:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MOLLE-340#

It is sold out online right now, but I do have a few lying around that I am not currently using. The purpose of this pouch would be to carry with me the items needed to get back to my vehicle and GHB, which have the items that I need to get home in an emergency, or provide assistance if the situation requires. Just wondering if anyone uses something similar or has any advice to offer.
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If you are dressed casual while home, it shouldn't look too out of place. You get to dress how you want off duty back here in the world, so it should work. This is not a bad idea. I'm retired, so not having to work, I'm never far from my fully equipped truck, so my EDC is minimal. However, It would be a major SHTF for me should something happen to my beloved truck...
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EDC:

wide brim hat w/chin strap
2 pocket khaki shirt w/epaulets
khaki cargo pants
leather money belt
leather suspenders
underwear
leather safari jacket
Danner boots

Hat:
UVA/UVB photochromic safety sunglasses on neck lanyard

Pants, belt:
Wenger Survivor SAK in pouch
Leatherman Surge Multi-tool in pouch
Zippo lighter in pouch
Glock 21SF and 2 or 4 spare magazines in holster & pouch(es)

Shirt, Right pocket
Smartphone w/prep apps

Shirt, Left pocket:
Write in the Rain notebook
2 Fisher space pens

Pants, Right front pocket:
Keyring #1 w/set of keys
pocket knife
Bic lighter
Spyderco C08 Harpy serrated hawk bill folding knife (clipped inside)

Pants, Left front pocket:
Keyring #2 w/2 GeoTube w/Duracell Quantum AAA battery, Redi-edge knife sharpener, whistle, & Maglite Solitaire LED flashlight, spare truck & apartment keys
Keyring #3 w/Gentleman’s SAK & Leatherman Micra multi-tool

Pants, Right hip pocket
bandanna

Pants, Left hip pocket:
Maglite Solitaire LED flashlight
Wallet

Pants, Right cargo pocket:
Bandana
Limeade 13,000mAh power pack & cable

Pants, Left cargo pocket:
AllWeatherFireStarters.com large deluxe magnesium rod/ferro rod fire starter w/scraper, compass & thermometer (soft magnesium and excellent ferro rod)
http://www.allweatherfirestarters.com/?page_id=4
4 sticks fatwood

40 ounce stainless steel Kleen Kanteen w/flip down cap, 18 ounce GSI folding handle stainless steel cup in a Maxpedition 4”x10” pouch w/shoulder strap – Additional carry for water and acts as cook kit
http://www.kleankanteen.com/products...-40oz-wide.php
http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/...pot/tableware/
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...lder-7p574.htm
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...rap-34p703.htm

Belt Pouch w/belt:
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...uch-7p1160.htm
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...OWN-16p291.htm

100’ 550 cord – can’t have too much cordage
http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?products_id=455

2 Zippo fuel tubes

4-way outside building hydrant key
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1001450...7#.UeR5UiHn_IU

Food bag w/jerky, GORP, Millennium Ration bars, salt, bouillon cubes, coffee/tea/hot chocolate packets, & compact can/bottle opener, spoon & chopsticks (learn to use the chopsticks first!)

Petzl TacTikka Plus headlight w/white LED & red filter + 6 cell AAA battery carrier & Duracell Quantum AAA batteries
http://wdww.brightguy.com/Petzl/Petzl+TAC+Tikka+PLUS
http://www.survivalresources.com/Pro...y_Carrier.html
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Personal survival kit (commercial or assembled)(space blanket, whistle, signal mirror, fire tender, fire starter, pocket knife minimum)

Adventure Medical Kits Hiker first aid kit

Hygiene kit (campers soap, towel, toilet paper, etc.)

Bio protection kit w/P-100 safety mask, safety glasses/goggles, exam gloves, & hand sanitizer


Recommended options:
Oregon scientific crank up combo radio WR-203 with AM/FM/Weather SAME Alert, & LED light
http://www.oregonscientific.com/us/e...-Radio-WR203-P

Katadyn Micropur water purification tablets
Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter w/Silt stopper pre-filter

GI Poncho w/Wiggy’s hooded/insulated liner - Shelter, sleeping bag, insulated coat, rain coat, camo cover
http://www.rangerjoes.com/Poncho-GI-Style-P2006C14.aspx
http://wiggys.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=252

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I always have a 10l ultra lite pack from Eddie Bauer with me, low profile, everyone is used to seeing me with it. It seems to me a belt pouch would draw unwanted attention.
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EDC:

wide brim hat w/chin strap
2 pocket khaki shirt w/epaulets
khaki cargo pants
leather money belt
leather suspenders
underwear
leather safari jacket
Danner boots

Hat:
UVA/UVB photochromic safety sunglasses on neck lanyard

Pants, belt:
Wenger Survivor SAK in pouch
Leatherman Surge Multi-tool in pouch
Zippo lighter in pouch
Glock 21SF and 2 or 4 spare magazines in holster & pouch(es)

Shirt, Right pocket
Smartphone w/prep apps

Shirt, Left pocket:
Write in the Rain notebook
2 Fisher space pens

Pants, Right front pocket:
Keyring #1 w/set of keys
pocket knife
Bic lighter
Spyderco C08 Harpy serrated hawk bill folding knife (clipped inside)

Pants, Left front pocket:
Keyring #2 w/2 GeoTube w/Duracell Quantum AAA battery, Redi-edge knife sharpener, whistle, & Maglite Solitaire LED flashlight, spare truck & apartment keys
Keyring #3 w/Gentleman’s SAK & Leatherman Micra multi-tool

Pants, Right hip pocket
bandanna

Pants, Left hip pocket:
Maglite Solitaire LED flashlight
Wallet

Pants, Right cargo pocket:
Bandana
Limeade 13,000mAh power pack & cable

Pants, Left cargo pocket:
AllWeatherFireStarters.com large deluxe magnesium rod/ferro rod fire starter w/scraper, compass & thermometer (soft magnesium and excellent ferro rod)
http://www.allweatherfirestarters.com/?page_id=4
4 sticks fatwood

40 ounce stainless steel Kleen Kanteen w/flip down cap, 18 ounce GSI folding handle stainless steel cup in a Maxpedition 4”x10” pouch w/shoulder strap – Additional carry for water and acts as cook kit
http://www.kleankanteen.com/products...-40oz-wide.php
http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/...pot/tableware/
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...lder-7p574.htm
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...rap-34p703.htm

Belt Pouch w/belt:
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...uch-7p1160.htm
http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...OWN-16p291.htm

100’ 550 cord – can’t have too much cordage
http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?products_id=455

2 Zippo fuel tubes

4-way outside building hydrant key
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/1001450...7#.UeR5UiHn_IU

Food bag w/jerky, GORP, Millennium Ration bars, salt, bouillon cubes, coffee/tea/hot chocolate packets, & compact can/bottle opener, spoon & chopsticks (learn to use the chopsticks first!)

Petzl TacTikka Plus headlight w/white LED & red filter + 6 cell AAA battery carrier & Duracell Quantum AAA batteries
http://wdww.brightguy.com/Petzl/Petzl+TAC+Tikka+PLUS
http://www.survivalresources.com/Pro...y_Carrier.html
http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Quant...uantum+battery

Personal survival kit (commercial or assembled)(space blanket, whistle, signal mirror, fire tender, fire starter, pocket knife minimum)

Adventure Medical Kits Hiker first aid kit

Hygiene kit (campers soap, towel, toilet paper, etc.)

Bio protection kit w/P-100 safety mask, safety glasses/goggles, exam gloves, & hand sanitizer


Recommended options:
Oregon scientific crank up combo radio WR-203 with AM/FM/Weather SAME Alert, & LED light
http://www.oregonscientific.com/us/e...-Radio-WR203-P

Katadyn Micropur water purification tablets
Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter w/Silt stopper pre-filter

GI Poncho w/Wiggy’s hooded/insulated liner - Shelter, sleeping bag, insulated coat, rain coat, camo cover
http://www.rangerjoes.com/Poncho-GI-Style-P2006C14.aspx
http://wiggys.com/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=252

Just my opinion.
Thank you for your advice and input. Everyone has various needs and wants when it comes to things such as an EDC. For me personally, you carry far more than I am ever going to, for a few specific reasons; a) When I am home I want to be able to wear what I would like to without the need to be tactical all the time; b) I live in the suburbs and my vehicle with my GHB is never more than 2 minutes away, c) IF something happened that inhibits me from getting to my vehicle, I would rather be light so that I could move quickly and get away from the area. I am just looking for that something when I need to carry a little bit extra, but not enough to need a bag. I do have your list saved though, and plan on using many of your suggestions for additions to my GHB.
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If you live in Iraq and holiday in the States- carry what you do, I recon you will be fine.
Knowledge is key, so arm yourself with that.
Know what you will do in an emergency situation, whatever and wherever that may happen.
Too much gear with no idea will never provide the solution.
Most of what you need will be in your head, not some kit that you strap to your belt.
If you find yourself in a situation- get the hell away from it if you can. What you currently carry should see to that.
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I always have a 10l ultra lite pack from Eddie Bauer with me, low profile, everyone is used to seeing me with it. It seems to me a belt pouch would draw unwanted attention.
Thanks for your input. I have considered what you are advising, and I do have several bags that serve this purpose. I have a sling bag that pulls double duty as my laptop bag and my range bag. I also have a Camelbak that I use when we go on hikes with the dogs. I never feel out of place carrying either, but I don’t always have the need to carry that much. I do drag my sling bag around a lot, but it usually ends up sitting in my vehicle with my GHB and doesn’t really serve its intended purpose as an EDC. I understand what you mean about it possibly drawing attention. I am not sure that it will, but it is something to consider.
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If you live in Iraq and holiday in the States- carry what you do, I recon you will be fine.
Knowledge is key, so arm yourself with that.
Know what you will do in an emergency situation, whatever and wherever that may happen.
Too much gear with no idea will never provide the solution.
Most of what you need will be in your head, not some kit that you strap to your belt.
If you find yourself in a situation- get the hell away from it if you can. What you currently carry should see to that.
Thanks for your comment. This is not a knock to anyone and I hope that it is not taken as one because it is NOT my intention to disrespect anyone. I am not a stranger to prepping. Growing up in Florida, we always had to prepare for storms, hurricanes, floods and what-have-you. What some people thing is overboard I think is not even the basics. What I think is overboard would seem like not enough to another. To each his own. That being said, some of the list that people give of what they carry on their person ever day seems a bit hard to believe sometimes and I just can't help but be reminded of the mock youtube videos of people pulling hundreds of pounds of gear from their BOB. I find it hard to believe that people carry what they claim every day. Not that they don't, I am just saying that it seems like a bit much. Kind of like my girlfriend when she keeps getting supplies for the GHB in the vehicle. To each their own.
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Thank you for your advice and input. Everyone has various needs and wants when it comes to things such as an EDC. For me personally, you carry far more than I am ever going to, for a few specific reasons; a) When I am home I want to be able to wear what I would like to without the need to be tactical all the time; b) I live in the suburbs and my vehicle with my GHB is never more than 2 minutes away, c) IF something happened that inhibits me from getting to my vehicle, I would rather be light so that I could move quickly and get away from the area. I am just looking for that something when I need to carry a little bit extra, but not enough to need a bag. I do have your list saved though, and plan on using many of your suggestions for additions to my GHB.
First, thanks. I'm glad you found some usefulness in the list. But I am curious about how you interpreted the use of some of the items, NOT including the three additional items.

a) I'm not sure what you consider tactical other than the C08. Also, I don't have everything on me at home, just part of it. I 'gear up' when I leave.

b) This I understand, other than the fact that the 2 minutes would be in ideal conditions. I envision scenarios where one could need to stay in place for a while or have to take a round about route to the vehicle, or not even being able to get to it.

c)I'm not sure how much you think the items weigh or what weight you consider acceptable, but with the items dispersed around the body I don't find it very intrusive. But I am somewhat limited in mobility anyway, which might affect that feeling.

So, as I said, I'm just curious about your thought processes, so I can improve my own EDC, as well as what I would recommend to others.

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I don't think Every Day Carry actually means something you carry on your person all the time. It means its something that is in close proximity and suited to help you with common daily duties. We are not superheros. We don't need gadget belts. Once you have more than a cellphone and a weapon attached to your belt it is already too much. Keep a nice little Maxpedition style pouch in your car, home, or office and take it with you as you see fit. No need to strap it to your person. You will not need anything that urgently that you can't walk over to where you have it stashed and get the items you require.
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The full SAS manual (paid version), FM-21-76, several other survival guide apps, a link to Survivalist boards and two other of the forums I'm on, camping/hiking/climbing apps, edible and medicinal plants, tree identifier, back country navigation, GPS navigation, several survival medicine apps, some personal health apps, Kitco, several PM identification, value, including coin IDs and PM content, etc., several map an navigation apps, KINDLE and .pdf readers, scanning apps, the Weather channel, couple more weather apps, public service band and Amateur Radio scanner, a couple of flashlight apps, sound level meter, several types of tool apps, and a bunch more. Plus a couple hundred Kindle books and .pdfs about prepping and survival.

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First, thanks. I'm glad you found some usefulness in the list. But I am curious about how you interpreted the use of some of the items, NOT including the three additional items.

a) I'm not sure what you consider tactical other than the C08. Also, I don't have everything on me at home, just part of it. I 'gear up' when I leave.

b) This I understand, other than the fact that the 2 minutes would be in ideal conditions. I envision scenarios where one could need to stay in place for a while or have to take a round about route to the vehicle, or not even being able to get to it.

c)I'm not sure how much you think the items weigh or what weight you consider acceptable, but with the items dispersed around the body I don't find it very intrusive. But I am somewhat limited in mobility anyway, which might affect that feeling.

So, as I said, I'm just curious about your thought processes, so I can improve my own EDC, as well as what I would recommend to others.

Just my opinion.
Hi Jerry. That part about the tactical stuff was about me over here in Iraq. Though I am only an Air Traffic Controller, we are required to have our Go-Bag, IFAK and some other things with us at all time. I just meant that I didn’t want to life like that at home; cargo pants, 5-11 shirts and so on. Also, I have checked out on some other threads what people claim to carry on a daily basis as their EDC, and simply have a hard time believing it. If I see someone walking around with the gear they claim, they are going to stand out, especially the tactical guys. And like I mentioned, everyone has their own personal preferences and needs. For me, I mostly am just worried about a small kit that will get me to my GHB in the vehicle. When I am home for good and out of this place, have a job at home and a normal life, I can see adjusting what I carry daily and how I carry it. That was all I really meant about it.
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I don't think Every Day Carry actually means something you carry on your person all the time. It means its something that is in close proximity and suited to help you with common daily duties. We are not superheros. We don't need gadget belts. Once you have more than a cellphone and a weapon attached to your belt it is already too much. Keep a nice little Maxpedition style pouch in your car, home, or office and take it with you as you see fit. No need to strap it to your person. You will not need anything that urgently that you can't walk over to where you have it stashed and get the items you require.
Thanks for your comment. This is pretty much the way that I feel too. The way that I always looked at things is that your EDC is to get you to your vehicle so that you can use that or in dire need, you GHB to get out. That, plus a bag to carry the things that you need to use for the day such as a laptop, tablet or things for the job. Forgive me if my understanding or use of the term is incorrect.
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i go light in my everyday EDC

phone
belt
gun
extra ammo in frt pocket
sog flash on frt pocket
wallet...in wallet back-up house and truck key,face mask
ball cap
watch with compus on band (left)
para cord wristband(right)
sun glasses
mini bic lighter

keyring..... p-38, small gerber multitool, mini pry bar, micro light



i carry a small GHB in the truck, it's a s.o. tech Go Bag. great bag. i'm close to home most of the time. (within 15 miles) i am a reformed gear hog, i try to keep every day tools on me and just enough to get me to the truck. the truck is where the gear is. i try to stay light and fast and really grey.

if you want to be geared up..........check out Jerry D's list in his post, on all topic's. i once thought he was CRAZY, now i understand da' man got great ideas, only problem is i'm poor!
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Hi Jerry. That part about the tactical stuff was about me over here in Iraq. Though I am only an Air Traffic Controller, we are required to have our Go-Bag, IFAK and some other things with us at all time. I just meant that I didn’t want to life like that at home; cargo pants, 5-11 shirts and so on. Also, I have checked out on some other threads what people claim to carry on a daily basis as their EDC, and simply have a hard time believing it. If I see someone walking around with the gear they claim, they are going to stand out, especially the tactical guys. And like I mentioned, everyone has their own personal preferences and needs. For me, I mostly am just worried about a small kit that will get me to my GHB in the vehicle. When I am home for good and out of this place, have a job at home and a normal life, I can see adjusting what I carry daily and how I carry it. That was all I really meant about it.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I see what you mean now. I kind of go the other way. With my limitations I find I need more equipment than some. When you mentioned a waist pack I took it to mean you wanted a bit more than some, including food. So what I listed was based on that. Normally I only carry about half of what is listed, those things that are worn, plus a bottle of water. Only if I was thinking there could be trouble would I carry it all, including the additional items in a small single shoulder tear drop pack, as I try to carry for worst case scenarios.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I see what you mean now. I kind of go the other way. With my limitations I find I need more equipment than some. When you mentioned a waist pack I took it to mean you wanted a bit more than some, including food. So what I listed was based on that. Normally I only carry about half of what is listed, those things that are worn, plus a bottle of water. Only if I was thinking there could be trouble would I carry it all, including the additional items in a small single shoulder tear drop pack, as I try to carry for worst case scenarios.

Just my opinion.
Hey, I honestly thank you for all of your input. I have seriously began to add several of the items that you mentioned to my GHB for my vehicle. There are times when I want to carry more things but not enough to carry my sling bag. Not sure what they are, kind of a case-by-case thing really. But honestly, you have been a big help.

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i go light in my everyday EDC

phone
belt
gun
extra ammo in frt pocket
sog flash on frt pocket
wallet...in wallet back-up house and truck key,face mask
ball cap
watch with compus on band (left)
para cord wristband(right)
sun glasses
mini bic lighter

keyring..... p-38, small gerber multitool, mini pry bar, micro light



i carry a small GHB in the truck, it's a s.o. tech Go Bag. great bag. i'm close to home most of the time. (within 15 miles) i am a reformed gear hog, i try to keep every day tools on me and just enough to get me to the truck. the truck is where the gear is. i try to stay light and fast and really grey.

if you want to be geared up..........check out Jerry D's list in his post, on all topic's. i once thought he was CRAZY, now i understand da' man got great ideas, only problem is i'm poor!
I hear what you are saying about carrying light verses heavy. In the past, I have carried my sling bag with more than I needed. But I also tended to leave it in the car when I say, ran into the store. Pretty much the reason I have been so diligent in constructing my GHB. Jerry has some great advice that I am going to be taking specifically for my GHB. Thanks for your input.
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