EDC - What do you Every Day Carry?

GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 LifeAkron, PA
edited May 2014 in The Pub

Exactly what the Title says. What do you carry Every Day when your out and about? Pockets or Bags?


  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan

    Front pockets - Phone and keys

    Back pocket - Whatever cards are relevant. Usually debit and credit card, license, and Speedy Rewards.

  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA
    edited May 2014

    My Thule backpack has My Ipad w/ charger, Bible, Extra Shirt ( small bag with the following in it ) Deodorant, Hair Pom Aid, Baby Wipes ( father here ) Lip Balm and small bottle of Purex. front Pocket of backpack has Flash drives, 1tb Lacie external, Small first aid Kit, Gerber Multi Tool, Pens and a Buck Vangard Knife. Yes this bag Goes every place I go

    On myself. Wallet, keys, Phone, Kershaw Speed safe Knife, Bolle Sunglasses and my Bersa Thunder 380 Pistol

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX

    Front left: change (on the extremely rare occasion I have any)
    Front right: phone
    Back right: wallet

    That's it.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI

    Front left: personal phone. Front right: Secrid wallet and work phone. Chapstick in change pocket (and occasionally a SIM-swap pin).

  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>

    Thrax doesn't believe in locks.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI

    @midga said:
    Thrax doesn't believe in locks.

    Keys go in jacket pockets, or in back right if I have no possible jacket to store them in.

  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI
    edited May 2014

    Left pocket - keys, lighter

    Back pockets - Wallet, Phone

    Front left shirt pocket - Pack of cigarettes(Marlboro/Kool/Winston)

    Hopefully in August or September I'll be carrying more.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX

    @Snarkasm said:
    Keys go in jacket pockets, or in back right if I have no possible jacket to store them in.

    Hipster jeans don't accommodate keys. They clip to a belt and get stuffed in the back left pocket for 10 minutes a day. Otherwise they go on my desk at work, or in a bowl at the door at home.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI

    @Thrax said:
    Hipster jeans don't accommodate keys. They clip to a belt and get stuffed in the back left pocket for 10 minutes a day. Otherwise they go on my desk at work, or in a bowl at the door at home.


  • edited May 2014

    Left pocket: Car key

    Right pocket: Phone

    Back pocket: Wallet

    I try to travel light. Single car key, no key chain, house has electronic locks.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff

    Left: Keys
    Right: Wallet, coins
    Back: Phone

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi

    Front: Left-keys Right-phone
    Back: Left-Wallet

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH
    edited May 2014

    Front-Right: Cell phone, any soft packaged items.

    Front-Left Keys, Pocket Knife, any hard packaged items.

    Back-Right: Wallet and important cards.

    Back-Left: Trash.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth
    edited May 2014

    God are we really playing this game.

    Purse: (Girl pants usually do not have usable pockets, especially dress pants. It is total BS-- although I know that the amount of things I regularly carry around could not fit into my pants.)

    Hand sanitizer
    Eye drops
    Hair brushes
    Microfiber Cloth

    Other assorted things usually found in my purse but do not have to be there:
    Lip gloss (es)
    Random papers I need for something or other
    General schmutz
    Cough drops
    Hand lotion
    A tiny gnome figurine holding a briefcase

    Two hair ties
    Tide Stain pen
    Business cards.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    edited May 2014

    Wrist: Watch
    Front right pocket: Phone
    Front left pocket: Business card case (also contains RFID card to get into the college)
    Back right: Wallet
    Back left (or left cargo, if present): handkerchief or pack of travel tissues (depending on expected nose blowing volume for the day)

    My key ring is just one key, a small charm, and a tiny flashlight, and it goes in a different place depending on where I'm going and what I'm wearing there, and if I'm not the one driving, I don't take it with me at all.

    Back in high school, I used to carry a lot more stuff around every day. A veritable utility belt of geeky crap, including all of the above plus a multi-tool; a PDA (phones didn't cut it as PDAs yet); a pocket watch; a lot more keys, including some that didn't go to anything at all; a buck-knife (in case the knife on the multi-tool wouldn't cut it); clip-on sunglasses; a travel-bottle of hand sanitizer; and a small leather dice bag filled with various trinkets which were non-practical. All of this crap was attached to a wide police-style black belt or stuffed into cargo pockets, which all of my pants had.

    One of the changes I made in my life when I started college was to cut back on all the shit I carried around with me every day. It took a lot of will-power, and it happened very slowly, piece-by-piece over many years, the last to go was the multi-tool, which I finally stopped carrying four years ago, when I switched from belts to suspenders for comfort reasons.

  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec.
    edited May 2014

    left pocket: cell phone

    back right pocket: wallet

    front right: keys, a 20sided die, a lighter.

    left wrist: rubber bracelet and/or watch

    right wrist: wristband (any of the 12+ i have of metal bands)

    head: beanie/cap depending on season

    stomach: beer

  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego

    I'm confused, everything I've read about EDCs on the interwobbles indicates that handguns and switchblades are a must...

    Keyfob for car

  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic US
    edited May 2014

    Front Left: Phone and phone only.

    Front Right: Keys, flash drives, e-cig, spare battery for e-cig maybe.

    Back Right: Wallet.

    If any of that changes I get confused. Really confused.

  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California

    paging @cola : Every day I carry scrubs.

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX

    Front Left: Phone (Removed while at desk)

    Front Right: Keys

    Back Left: Wallet

    Back Right: Bandana / handkerchief


  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep

    @Myrmidon said:
    paging cola : Every day I carry scrubs.

    You know it.

    Front right:
    Phone (Not while at work)
    1-2 pens, usually a cheap ball point and a good fine point liquid ink

    Left pocket:
    Small Composition Book
    Whatever else I find during the day to hang on to.

    Back left: Nothing

    Back right: Wallet

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH

    So now my question is looking at this, are the people with wallets and phones on the left left handed? If not it's there a reason you choose that pocket?

  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic US

    I am right handed and use my left pocket to keep my phone from getting scratched by randomness shoved in my pocket on job sites.

  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    edited May 2014

    Front zipper of purse: Contraband. Usually an assortment of pens and sharpies stolen from work. Also, a lone strawberry hard candy, for when I'm 60 and this becomes mandatory anyway.

    Back pocket of purse: I always carry napkins with me, because you never know. I carry an emergency teabag for the same reason. The black thing is a pocket knife that Dan makes me take with me everywhere, and then the rest is basically misc. There's a flier for a friend's band, and some movie ticket stubs right now. Side note: Noho 7 is probably the coolest movie theatre ever...

    Purse side pocket: Extra hair ties and bobby miller pins. This is extremely important if you're about to embark on a trip with more than two girlfriends, because one of them will be asking you for a hair tie at some point, and you will end up looking like a bitch if you have two in your hair and won't give them one.

    Front pocket inside purse: Lip gloss, mints, gum, lotion, a nail filer, and a notepad for taking notes. Also some hand salve, because hands are among the first parts of your body to start showing age.

    Main pocket of purse: My wallet, my brush, my keys, and my phone (not pictured).

    Phone pocket inside purse: A lens cloth, a compact mirror in the stylings of an oreo cookie, and a purse hanger.

    Inside zipper: This is my medical supply pocket. I always carry pain killers, antacids, motion sickness pills, and whatever prescription BS I'm taking at the moment. Bonus info: my doctor gave me the antibiotics in that white envelope completely for free! Yay for awesome doctors!

    Wallet: Well... License, debit card, gifts cards, rewards cards, TWO bus passes in case my sister comes to visit and I want to show her around the city with reckless abandon, pictures of loved ones, business cards (notice @primesuspect's sweet Shinola card), money (including a Canadian bill that I traded @Illriyas some White Castle for), and change (including a random pound).

    Outside of purse: Pins, my sweet yelp bottle opener, and key chains.

    My hand: My ring.

    My face: My glasses.

    ... And yes. I do realize that I spent an inordinate amount of time on this, but Dan's not home, so I can't eat dinner yet.

  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA
    edited May 2014

    Front left: phone

    Front right: http://bit.ly/1nUN21I

    Back left: http://bit.ly/1n2E5C7

    Back right: http://bit.ly/1gtBnr4

  • NullenVoydNullenVoyd Orlandish
    edited May 2014

    A bag of hope.

    Eyes full of doubt.

    The body of a man I no longer relate to.

    Hands that both tear at and heal the world around them.

    And love.

    Somewhere, at the edges, love. You see a hint of it when I smile at you.

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA


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