The Essentials. The tools of the trade. My stuff.
Everyday there are certain items that you carry with you that enable you to make the most of your day. Maybe it’s as generic as your keys or as unique as your favorite pen. Whatever these items are, these objects are indispensable to accomplishing what comes your way day in and day out.
The website EDC allows people from all over the world to submit pictures of the things they carry with them everyday. The website describes Everyday Carry like this:
Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness.
I’ve spent some time on the site and it is pretty fascinating. If you’ve got some time, I’d encourage you to check the site out. (I love looking at the watches.)
This morning on Facebook, a good friend posted a picture of his EDC. He carries everything from a pipe to an Elk Horn Antler Pacific Bowie Knife (When in Wyoming, right?). After commenting back and forth, my friend challenged me to post a picture of my EDC. So… I accepted the challenge. Here is the official Kicking at the Darkness EDC.
(Top Left to right)
MiiR Insulated Water Bottle
Custom Timbuk2 Wool Messenger bag
Headphones (today it was PowerBeats)
BookBook iPhone Cover/Wallet
ESV Reference Bible
Pocketprotector with Zebrite Highlighters, Micron Archival Pen 05, G-2 Gel (0.38)
Rickshaw Moleskine Folio
Moleskine – Evernote Ed.
Retro 51 Tornado Pen
iPod Classic 160GB
So this is what I carry with me everyday in order to get stuff done. This is my mobile office complete with a full library and internet access. This is my writing studio equipped with pens, paper, and reference materials. This is my retreat center furnished with everything I need to get away, be still, and dream.
What is your EDC?