EDC

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In my neverending quest to find the best and most useful EDC gear, I've decided to focus on the items that I carry in my pockets. Since I don't carry a purse or wear a belt, the items have to be small, lightweight and serve more than one purpose.  I recently reviewed the Trayvax Summit wallet [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Pocket Gear
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I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
surefire-sidekick

A light source seems to be an essential part of nearly everyone's EDC, and many prepared folks tend toward the small-but-powerful variety. SureFire has a been a leader in the light source industry for many years and I recent ran across their SideKick Ultra-Compact Variable-Output LED Flashlight. It's a small flashlight with a Li-ion battery that can [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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I was brainstorming for article ideas yesterday, when I realized that I haven't posted an EDC update in almost year.  It's time to remedy that situation! This will be part one of my EDC update as I audit what I carry each day and decide if there are items that I can drop and items that [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Gear
pacelid

If I can find one product that can do five things, the minimalist in me will choose it over five separate products that can only do one thing each. That's why the Kickstarter project for the PACE lid caught my eye. The PACE lid replaces the existing lid of wide mouth Nalgene, MSR, and Klean [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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TEC Accessories is now offering a new version of their PicoPen which I reviewed back in 2009. Their original EDC pen was made of stainless steel and was pretty tiny. This new version is the PicoPen Ti and it's longer, wider and stronger. Let's take a look. The new PicoPen Ti is noticeably larger when [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

We Gadgeteers love our flashlights, don't we? Small and large, piercing the darkness like a searchlight or dimly preserving our tactical night vision, we love them all. I was recently sent my first Klarus unit to test, the AR10 rechargeable flashlight. It's a pretty straightforward torch, at first glance, but there are hidden superpowers within. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
bandit

The Bandit Titanium keychain locking pocket knife is a Kickstarter crowdfunding project that has already earned more than 2x their funding goal. Made from Grade 5 Titanium and hardened 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel, this mini pocket knife is perfectly sized to hang on your keychain or fit in the coin pocket of your jeans [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Slughaus BULLET

In the world of EDC, one of the main features we look for is size. If a piece of EDC equipment is too big or too heavy, we don't have time for it. The BULLET, a Kickstarter project, is listed as the world's smallest LED flashlight, and by the looks of it, I cannot disagree. [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
svorn

The SVØRN Arcus carabiner keyring is a traditional carabiner with a futuristic alien style. It's made from a light weight Zinc alloy with a Chrome Noir finish (black chrome). The Zinc material means that it won't be as strong as steel, but that's not really a problem because you don't use the Arcus for climbing, [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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The TEC Accessories Pixel is a very small flashlight for your keychain which has a 25 lumen LED and runs on four watch batteries. Should it be part of your EDC (everyday carry)? Let's find out. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Talk about a tiny flashlight, the Pixel is only [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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Have you given much thought about split keyrings? No? Ok, me neither. But let's do that now. The split keyring has remained virtually unchanged in decades. That is until now. The HANDGREY KNOX is the keyring reinvented. HANDGREY is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and sent me one of their KNOX keyrings to [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
bico-keyklipz-1

The split keyring has been around for many years. If you're like me, you probably have a dozen of them around your house. Although keyrings do their intended job of keeping keys organized, using one can be frustrating. Broken fingernails and pinched finger tips are not uncommon. The Bico KeyKlipz is cross between a keyring [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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Having this solid titanium addition to your keychain may make you a hero, or maybe just open that beer you've been waiting for on Friday at 5 o'clock. Either way, this practical tool packs three times the tensile strength of aluminum, resists scratches and is hand blasted for a beautiful matte finish. It has a [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
bomber-keychain

Last October Andy Jacobs told us about Bomber & Company's Bomber Barrel duffel bag which is still Kickstarter's most successful campaign for a bag. The backers of this campaign kept asking for a keychain to go with the duffel bag and Bomber & Company have answered that request. Their latest crowdfunding campaign is for Bomber [...]

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