Over the past years, the concept of Everyday Carry – or EDC – items has become increasingly popular. In essence, an EDC item is anything an individual has on their person on an everyday basis. These items can be completely ordinary but can also be carried in case of emergency. Depending on the needs of the person, their EDC can differ greatly from others. However, there are a few items which are very useful to have regardless of this. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you.
First of all, one of the most important items to have is a good wallet. We highly recommend our Molle Wallet Pouch. Made of 100% polyester and measuring 20 x 11.5 cm, these wallets are great for EDC. They feature multiple pockets for cards and 2 transparent ID pockets, along with a zipped coin pocket and a bill pocket. There is also an additional zipped pocket on the back and a D-ring. The back is covered with MOLLE webbing, allowing you to attach compatible pouches to it.
A great item for keeping your keys organised is our Tactical ABS Carabiner. Made from high quality ABS plastic, these carabiners are very durable and practical. Or, if you prefer to carry your keys on your belt, our Belt Keeper With Carabiner could be just the thing for you. Featuring a 2.5 cm wide loop, these keepers can also be attached to MOLLE webbing. They are great versatile items.
Another highly useful item for everyday carry is a good multi-tool. Our 9-in-1 Stainless Steel Multi-Tools come with plenty of handy features, including a knife, pliers, saw blade, nail file, screwdriver and ruler. They also have a bottle and tin opener for added functionality. These multi-tools are small enough to keep in a pocket all day without even noticing – an important quality for an EDC item.
It’s important not to forget about personal hygiene. We recommend our Pits and Bits Alcohol Free Sanitiser to combat any germs you may come into contact with. The 55ml bottles provide a compact and effective solution to your sanitary needs. This non-toxic, non-irritating product kills 99.99% of germs and is alcohol and allergen free. In addition to this, the product’s unique formulation does not dry skin out whilst remaining effective for up to 6 hours.
Another item you may wish to carry is a good lighter. Even if you are a non-smoker, there may be situations when you have to get a fire lit. Our new reproductions of the iconic German IMCO lighter are perfect for everyday carry. Made with an impressive quality chrome finish, they are very reliable and stylish. The internal fuel reservoir is removable and can be refilled with lighter fluid easily. In addition to this, the reservoir can be used as a stand alone light source by lighting the wick. If you prefer a more traditional design, our American Cigarette Lighters are also excellent EDC items.
Finally, we recommend including a torch in your EDC kit. Our small field torches come in a choice of three colours and are compact enough to carry every day. Powered by 2 AA batteries, they are both splash proof and shock-resistant, making them ideal for prolonged use.
These are just a few of the many great products we stock. If you’re still in search of more inspiration, we suggest you head over to our website.