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Everyday Carry Bag – Dave Rees

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

I have been doing my best to minimize what I carry with me on a regular basis for years now. It is a constant battle between what I might need and the reality of what I have time to use/deal with in a given day. My type-A personality is always pushing me to bring a mountainRead More…

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Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie review

on Monday, May 20th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Are you a paracord junkie? Do you whip out that trusty paracord at the drop of a hat to secure things in your everyday life? After you are done securing what ever it was with your trusty paracord do you cuss trying take the knots out of the cord? If you answered yes to anyRead More…


Everyday Carry Bags – Bill Henderson

on Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

Recently, Julie asked every one on the Gadgeteer team to show what they carry with them on a daily basis. Well, since I began reviewing gadgets – mostly audio related – my backpack has become fuller and heavier. I decided to just list what was in my backpack on the day I took the photo.Read More…


Everyday Carry Bags – Ryan Chapman

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

Others have posted their everyday carry bags, so I thought I would post mine as well. However, I am a homemaker who focuses on karate, so my EDC bag is much different than my fellow Gadgeteers. I do not have a backpack or special bag for everyday; I just use my purse. It’s boring andRead More…


Everyday Carry Bag – Andy Chen

on Monday, May 6th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

Recently, Julie suggested we follow up on what WE carry on an everyday basis.  She’s set the standard, so here’s what I carry!


Everyday Carry Bags – Janet Cloninger

on Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

I don’t have a 9-5 job.  I work from home, and I don’t have to carry a huge gear bag with me everywhere I go.  In the past, I’ve used just a Dooney & Bourke Multi-Function wallet to carry my ID, a couple of cards, and my phone as my go-to-lunch wallet.  I recently decidedRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – Every day carry update

on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Gear

Two months have passed since my first article outlining all the gear I carry with me each day, so it’s time to see which items I’ve dropped and the new gear that  I have added.

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Tool Logic Survival Card 2 review

on Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

Are you a doomsday prepper or real world survivalist? Do you like to be prepared for any situation at anytime? Do you need an EDC tool that is multi-functional as well as practical? Do you need that tool to fit into your wallet?  Tool Logic‘s Survival Card 2 may give you that peace of mind youRead More…


INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

A few days ago I posted a news item about the INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight. We’ve all seen similar looking flashlights small enough to easily fit on a keychain, but the INOVA Microlight STS Swipe to Shine from Nite Ize has something I’ve never seen before with any flashlight… touch/gesture controls. That’s right, there areRead More…


You need not fear this Piranha, it’s only a knotless gear tie

on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The folks who brought us the Fish Bone knotless gear tie are at it again, this time with a new and improved knotless gear tie called the Piranha. The Piranha is a new design using all the feedback that the creator of the Fish Bone (Brent Garcia) received from that project. Instead of tying aRead More…

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Knottology Expedition Clasps add more functionality to your survival bracelet

on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

I may have mentioned before that I am fringe Paracord junkie. I like Paracord survival bracelets, but could never find a cool clasp so I never made one. The Knottology Expedition Clasps may have just changed that for me. Unlike a lot of Paracord clasps the Expedition clasps are dual functional. The Expeditions come in fourRead More…

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The Tactical Pen – a pen James Bond would want

on Friday, March 29th, 2013

  Need a new multi-functional item for your EDC? Then take a look at the Tactical Pen from Cybernetic Research Labs. What makes this pen different from others is the addition of a carbide end-piece that can be used as an emergency glass breaker. The pen is built of several connecting sections, allowing for multipleRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – My evolving EDC

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Bags, Gear

I thought it might be interesting and useful for me to capture a visual and text list of my EDC (Every Day Carry) gear on a monthly basis. Seeing my gear might give you ideas for your own EDC and I’m hoping you might make suggestions for things I should look at that might replaceRead More…


Whiteboard – never leave home without it

on Monday, February 18th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If you’re like Dr. Sheldon Cooper, you spend a lot of time working in front of a whiteboard.  If you hate finding yourself with a thought but no board upon which to expand your thoughts, you’ll want to check out the Noteboard Foldable Pocket Whiteboard from ThinkGeek.  When folded, it has the same footprint as aRead More…


Titanium Escape Ring puts survival tools on your finger

on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

You wake up and find yourself alone in a dark room with only a fuzzy memory of being grabbed and shoved into a White van with no windows. As you wait for your eyes to adjust to the darkness you realize that you are handcuffed and your feet have been zip tied. Do you panic?Read More…


Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit review

on Monday, December 17th, 2012
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

What do you EDC?  EDC stands for everyday carry, and it consists of the items that you carry on your person every day, the things you can’t live without (or at least think you can’t).  Many people do this without even consciously thinking about it, and most who do include at least one tool inRead More…


PocketMonkey – Wallet multi-tool

on Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

PocketMonkey from Zootility Tools is a multi-tool that stores in your wallet. It’s made of 1 mm thick stainless steel, weighs an ounce and fits in a standard sized credit card slot in your wallet. PocketMonkey features 12 tools including: a smartphone stand, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, micro screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, door latch slip, letterRead More…


Boxwood Storage Tubes – Store your smalls in wooden tubes

on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I have a storage fetish. I like little metal tins, boxes, pouches, etc. When I saw these Boxwood Storage Tubes in a Lee Valley catalog that came in the mail the other day, I knew I’d be placing a order. These screw top wooden tubes are made in France by a family known for their woodRead More…


Add a PAK to your EDC kit

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

The PAK personal accessories kit isn’t exactly a gadget, but it could be an important part of your everyday carry kit.  There are three sizes – the Original, Mini, and Micro – that are packed with an assortment of things that you might need on a daily basis or in an emergency.  Each kit comesRead More…

You’re always prepared when you wear a Col. Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt

on Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

The Col. Littleton No. 11 Survival Belt is a belt that any MacGyver wannabe would appreciate. First of all, it’s a regular belt made in the Col. Littleton Workshop (Lynnville, TN) of native American steer hide with solid brass hardware. The belt has hooks that adjust to fit waists sizes 34-48. In addition to holdingRead More…


Spotlight Shifter 1.0 LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Friday, September 7th, 2012

In the  1990s for me there was only one EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, and that was the Mini Maglite AA.  Its small size, aluminum construction, adjustable spot to flood light beam,  ruggedness, water resistance, candle mode, and spare bulb in tail made this so versatile for me. From in my toolkit for work, toRead More…


Titanium Toothpicks Review

on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Is a toothpick part of your EDC (Everyday Carry)? Yeah, I know a toothpick isn’t a very strong tool. But what if that toothpick were made of Titanium instead of wood? I’ll admit that a titanium toothpick is not a tool that I ever thought much about until Jamie Piekkola offered to send me a couple to review. Jamie madeRead More…


FREEKEY Press to Open Keyring Review

on Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, Reviews

I love it when someone takes an item that we all use everyday and reinvents it to make it more convenient. For example, when was the last time you thought to yourself that you love the design of the everyday ordinary keychain split ring? Probably never… More likely, you swear under your breath every timeRead More…


Organize your change with a Chawly Changer Coin Dispenser

on Friday, February 17th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Wallets

The Chawly Changer Coin Dispenser is a US made change organizer for your pocket or gear bag. It’s made of high impact acrylic and is designed to hold $1.34 by providing spring loaded slots for 3 quarters, a nickle slot for 3 nickles, a dime sized slot that can hold 4 dimes and a slotRead More…


PocketToolX PIRANHA – A Multi-tool that is TSA Compliant

on Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

The PIRANHA from PocketToolX looks like a great addition to your EDC gear. It made from a single piece of stainless steel and is able to perform several jobs. It has a bottle opener, pry tips, scraper tip, open and box wrenches, and includes a full sized double-ended Phillips/flathead bit. The PIRANHA is available forRead More…