The list author says: "I have been researching various EDC setups and items. I am still learning but here is the EDC I am building and will carry. With all of the interesting tools out there, I decided to make two EDC sets, in case you were wondering. Some items I couldn't find on Amazon that I'm using: PIRANHA multi-purpose pocket tool, Zebra Sharbo X multipen, and Duckbill money clip. I would also suggest a small notebook (Moleskin or FieldNotes) to carry to jot down notes."
"Take your important files with you, whether it's your contacts, legal documents, a resume, pictures, a portable OS (Ubuntu, Puppy Linux, etc...), music, video, etc... The small design keeps it from being bulky in your pocket and the attached cap is a plus to keep the USB connection clean."
"Even if you don't smoke, you never know when you'll need a fire. I like to keep the style sleek and not gaudy so I opted for a black matte finish. It is also good to buy some lighter fluid and flints for the lighter just in case you ever need them (keep them home or in your car)."
"The Fisher Space Pens are special and very handy to carry with you. From the product description: "The patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960's enabling it to write in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit, under water, in zero gravity, at any angle, even upside down." Just overall useful."
"A phone can not only make calls these days. I find mine useful for taking notes (typed or voice), reading books (I always keep a few survival books on there), finding out where I are (compass app, Google Maps, GPS, etc...), etc..."