Editor’s June EDC

I like to share my EDC from time to time as it’s often an interesting reflection on how things have changed…

My EDC is probably different to many that you’ll see online. I don’t have tons of knives, torch, watches and other tools to rotate round, expensive or otherwise. I like to keep things simple and my carry journey has taken me from being “prepared for anything” (heavily I might add) to gradually stripping everything back as much as I can.

Two noticeable changes, for me, is the lack of a torch, pen and wallet, all of which I’ve carried daily for many years. The main reason for both of these has been that I’ve started “rucking” to work as much as I can. While it’s only just over an hour of walking a day, that’s an hour more than I was doing!

I tend to empty my pockets as much as possible while walking, lumps in my pockets annoy me and I tend to ditch things I don’t want in the front zipper of my GORUCK Bullet and access them when needed. Sure, if I head out somewhere without my Ruck I’ll pocket what I need, but I’ll be more selective now. The same also goes for my keys. I have two sets at the moment – home/car and work keys – which I carry when needed, and pack if I don’t. I’ll attach the Dog Tag Tool to whichever I’m using.

The Magpul DAKA pouch does not go in my pockets, but I felt needed an honourable mention. I have three different sizes and they are in and out of rotation all the time. Over and over they’re exactly what I’m looking for to throw a bunch of gear in. If you’ve not got some, you should!

The clip broke on my Zebra Sharbo X LT3 pen that I still use daily for work, so in some sense that change was forced. They are an awesome company and I wouldn’t even consider looking elsewhere for my personal needs.

One change I would like to make is to pick up a small torch/flashlight that is streamline (pen-like would be ideal), has a clip and a clicky switch. I’ve got my eye on a few, but none of them quite do it for me, so I’d be up for suggestions.

I’ve always carried FOURSEVENS, but since the companies takeover by Prometheus Lights, which I think has the potential to be really exciting, I’ve had two of my 4 torch outright fail on me. One is locked onto moonlight mode, despite various attempts to ‘reset’ / use new batteries / clean etc. and the other just plain won’t turn on for longer than a mili-second. Needless to say I’m ready for something new, so please let me know your recommendations in the comments…

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By Nat Wagstaff

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