Looking for EDC suggestions...
February 1, 2012 4:31 AM Subscribe
Looking for suggestions for Everyday Carry (EDC) items.
posted by dbirchum to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (37 answers total) 75 users marked this as a favorite
Hi all, recently I have been made aware of the Everyday Carry (EDC) community and I realized I have been doing this all my life without even knowing it. I would like to get my things straightened away and organized and strip it down to all of the essential gear.
I have been doing a lot of research lately and there are some nice websites and blogs out there that are dedicated to this topic. I check a lot of them out daily, but I find they are aimed at people already well versed in this community. I find that I am missing a lot of the information because various acronyms are used and I have no idea what they mean. For example, I was reading a popular EDC blog for months before I finally figured out what SAK was (Swiss Army Knife). So yes, great sites if you know what people are talking about, but not helpful if you have no idea what a SAK is (and there is no explanation).
Anyway, I am looking for basic suggestions as what to buy for EDC items. I am on a budget, so I can't spend $100 for a knife, $150 for a light, etc, but I don't want anything entry level either. I am willing to make an investment for quality products that will last that are maybe in the middle range. I could probably spend $50-$70 for a light, etc.
Therefore, does anyone have any suggestions (or websites with suggestions) for EDC items that are not pure cheap entry level, but aren't at the top range either? I would be interested in getting:
- a knife
- a multi tool
- a pry tool (are Atwood's the best ones out there?)
- a good keychain (and organizing system)
Any information and suggestions/recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!