Realistic Every Day Carry (EDC) Items

A Listmania! list by J. Clayton "Tactical Backpacker" (Colorado Springs, CO USA)
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The list author says: "Tired of seeing Every Day Carry (EDC) lists that would require a backpack to tote around? We all live in the real world, and have to constrain our EDC to stuff we can actually carry in our pockets without looking like Indiana Jones or Bear Grylls heading into the Amazon! I carry these items every day and they all disappear easily into my pockets. Remember... if you're not always prepared, you're never prepared!"
5.11 #74273 Men's TacLite Pro Pant
1.  5.11 #74273 Men's TacLite Pro Pant by 5.11
The list author says:
  "Start with these great cargo pants… plenty of pockets without looking like you're wearing a uniform. The nylon/cotton blend is very comfortable and durable. They’re available in a range of colors."
$30.99 - $404.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,531 customer reviews)

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Columbia Men's Bonehead Long Sleeve Shirt
2.  Columbia Men's Bonehead Long Sleeve Shirt by Columbia
The list author says:
  "If you carry a concealed weapon or other items on your belt I recommend you change your style of dress to incorporate the wear of ‘tail out’ long sleeve cargo shirts. Lots of pockets are useful, long sleeves are more versatile than short sleeves, and ‘tail out’ covers your weapon(s). These Columbia’s are durable, versatile, and comfortable and are available in a range of colors."
$43.93
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Humvee Safari Vest Khaki Large
3.  Humvee Safari Vest Khaki Large by Humvee
The list author says:
  "In certain situations I wear a vest. I favor the RedHead ripstop utility vest (not sold on Amazon), but this vest or the Rothco Plainclothes Concealed Carry Vest work well enough. The extra pockets come in handy, especially on trips out into the woods."
$45.95   Used & New from: $39.70
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard Holster fits Colt Pony, Pocketlite, Mustang, Left Hand, Black Lined
4.  Desantis Thumb Break Scabbard Holster fits Colt Pony, Pocketlite, Mustang, Left Hand, Black Lined by DeSantis
The list author says:
  "I use this holster for my Sig P238 .380 automatic. This holster rides high on the belt, conforms to the body and is easily covered by a shirt tail. The P238 is a good compromise between power and concealability. The larger and more powerful your handgun, the less likely you are to carry it concealed, simply due to bulk and weight."
$64.56   Used & New from: $63.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Spec-Ops Brand T.H.E. Wallet J.R.
5.  Spec-Ops Brand T.H.E. Wallet J.R. by Spec.-Ops. Brand
The list author says:
  "This wallet has lots of great features, including a zippered pocket which I use to hold my Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler pocket knife."
$21.33 - $29.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

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Identity Stronghold RFID Blocking Secure Sleeve / Case for ID & Credit Card - Pack of 5
6.  Identity Stronghold RFID Blocking Secure Sleeve / Case for ID & Credit Card - Pack of 5 by Abacus24-7
The list author says:
  "The threat of having your credit cards read RIGHT THROUGH YOUR WALLET by RFID readers is a VERY REAL THREAT! These card sleeves will protect you. Use one for each credit card and for any ID card with a magnetic strip or chip."
$3.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

Cold Steel Rajah II Grivory Handle
7.  Cold Steel Rajah II Grivory Handle by Cold Steel
The list author says:
  "This massive Cold Steel tactical folder clips easily inside the waistband of your pants with the included clip, and opens with a flick of the wrist. The kukri-style blade is thick, broad, 6" long and delivers incredible chopping force for a folder. An excellent defensive weapon for times when you can't carry a gun."
$79.49   Used & New from: $78.86
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

Kershaw Black Shallot Knife with Tungsten DLC Black coating on Blade & Handle
8.  Kershaw Black Shallot Knife with Tungsten DLC Black coating on Blade & Handle by Kershaw
The list author says:
  "This small folder clips into your pocket with the included clip, and is great for everyday work. That way you don’t have to pull out your Rajah II and scare the hell out of everybody!"
$62.84   Used & New from: $59.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Leatherman 831429 Sidekick Multi-Tool
9.  Leatherman 831429 Sidekick Multi-Tool by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "The Leatherman Sidekick clips into your pocket with the included clip, and has plenty of utility - always carry a multitool."
$38.95   Used & New from: $31.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (563 customer reviews)

Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler Pocket Knife
10.  Victorinox Swiss Army Rambler Pocket Knife by Victorinox
The list author says:
  "Yes - a fourth knife.  This one is small enough to slip into the zippered pocket of my wallet. Scissors, tweezers, standard and Phillips screwdrivers, a bottle opener... and a toothpick!"
$23.28   Used & New from: $22.25
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight
11.  Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight by Streamlight
The list author says:
  "This 3.5" long lightweight mini-light puts out 28 lumens which is a decent bit of light, and runs on a single AAA. Very handy."
$18.78   Used & New from: $13.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (920 customer reviews)

Princeton Tec Pulsar 2 Flashlight Locking on-off
12.  Princeton Tec Pulsar 2 Flashlight Locking on-off by Princeton Tec
The list author says:
  "Clip this tiny flashlight onto your keychain. Not particularly bright, but better than nothing."
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Micro Whistle
13.  Micro Whistle by Fox 40
The list author says:
  "Never be without a signaling device. This one is LOUD and is sure to get everyone's attention! Note that one of these comes with the survival kit listed below. If you buy that kit just pull the whistle and clip it to your keychain!"
$4.99 - $25.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Silva Forecaster 610 Compass and Thermometer
14.  Silva Forecaster 610 Compass and Thermometer by Silva
The list author says:
  "A fairly decent keychain compass and thermometer combination. Those little 'button' compasses are pretty useless. This compass is large enough and well enough marked to actually be functional."
$9.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Medical Pocket Survival Pak
15.  Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Medical Pocket Survival Pak by Unknown
The list author says:
  "Compact and lightweight this survival kit really is pocket-size. I don’t carry this every day but I keep it handy to stick in my cargo pocket if I am headed out into the woods. Pull out the whistle and clip it to your keychain. I’ve added the items below to this kit."
$26.99 - $80.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Derma-safe Folding Utility Survival Knife (5-pack) Orange
16.  Derma-safe Folding Utility Survival Knife (5-pack) Orange by Dermasafe
The list author says:
  "These razors are much sharper than my knives, and are great for delicate cutting chores. I added one of these to my survival kit."
$9.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Magic Relighting Birthday Candles
17.  Magic Relighting Birthday Candles by Private Island
The list author says:
  "Once lit these "trick" birthday candles resist being blown out by the wind (they relight) and improve your chances of getting a fire started. I added two of these to my survival kit."
$3.28   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
18.  Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "550 cord is great for... well, just about everything! I added 10' to my survival kit, and carry another 10’ as part of my EDC."
$3.15 - $329.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,420 customer reviews)

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CABLE TIES NYLON BLK 100/BAG 8in.
19.  CABLE TIES NYLON BLK 100/BAG 8in. by Pyramid
The list author says:
  "These nylon cable zip ties have many uses. I carry a couple with my 550 cord as part of my EDC."
$8.69

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Last updated: 6/23/12
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