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What is your "Every Day Carry" or EDC?

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chilledwarmth Mon 23-Nov-15 00:14:44

For me

- Android phone, I have an In Case Of Emergency app with all medical info about me, and contact info for people I'd want emergency services to notify. That one specific app can be accessed without having to unlock the phone

- Glock 19 and spare mag

- Leatherman Wave

- Wallet with ID, credit card, and a bit of money

- Fenix TK15 flashlight

- Protein Bar

- Waterproof notebook and pen

- Lighter

- Keys (car and house)

madwomanbackintheattic Mon 23-Nov-15 00:57:52

Oh yeah yeah <nods sagely> never go anywhere without me glock, man. I mean, why would you?

madwomanbackintheattic Mon 23-Nov-15 01:04:36

<not sure you understand the demographic>
<just brought here by the preppers board>

This is nice middle class British prepping. Stiff upper lip with lentil weaving. No glocks or spare mags required. Not even when the zombies come.

madwomanbackintheattic Mon 23-Nov-15 01:05:45

Mild hysteria is allowable, but gun toting frowned upon.

FarticCircle Mon 23-Nov-15 01:18:08

You carry a loaded gun? Dear Lord.

Actually I think there should be a second amendment thread on Chat it AIBU.

MistressoftheYoniverse Mon 23-Nov-15 01:29:50


chilledwarmth Mon 23-Nov-15 01:33:43

Sorry guys I know you can't carry in Britain so there's going to be some differences but yeah. What do you carry on a day to day basis, not necessarily in a bug out bag but just on your person?

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Mon 23-Nov-15 11:10:00

A glock? Please. I go nowhere without my bazooka.

catbrushblanket Mon 23-Nov-15 11:12:32

Light saber. Always. Never leave home without it.

BertrandRussell Mon 23-Nov-15 11:20:07

In what circumstances do you imagine yourself using your Glock?

LegoRuinedMyFinances Mon 23-Nov-15 11:22:27

see, these poor folk on the preppers board had just got the rest of MN thinking this board wasn't crazy - then you go and whip out your glock...


ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 23-Nov-15 11:26:47

Yeah,,have you been planted to sabotage us Op??

I barely make it out of my front door with keys and phone.

I'll str

BertrandRussell Mon 23-Nov-15 11:27:02

Definitely "prepping-lite"......

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 23-Nov-15 11:27:28

....I'll start to step up when the weather turns.

speckofdust Mon 23-Nov-15 11:31:47

Well, no gun obviously. Horses for courses and all that.

Mini first aid kit and cleaning wipes
Mini folding trebuchet and self-boiling oil sachets

(Sorry OP, no offence intended grin)

Lots of other stuff like make-up too of course, but those are the only bits that could count for the sort of thing you mean.

(I googled that gun and it is scarily plastic looking. I have always warned my kids never to pick up anything like an abandoned toy gun in case it's not a toy - I hope that message went in since they clearly look more plastic than I realized!)

Kacie123 Mon 23-Nov-15 11:37:02

Oh god I just had hysterics at my desk. I love you guys.

Definitely "no" to concealed weapons over here. I do carry a small pack of my favourite tea though --everyday crisis averting--z

zombiesarecoming Mon 23-Nov-15 11:47:38

I am guessing you are in the US then chilledwarmth

I had a play with a Glock when we were over there earlier in the year and after spending nearly 2 hours in Florida gun club and a small fortune in ammo even my DW enjoyed the 10 seconds it took to her empty the mag of an UZI on full auto, if we had longer and more money i think she would have been trigger happy with the UZI for quite a lot longer

For me everyday is normally just phone, keys, wallet and an awareness of my surroundings

ThomasRichard Mon 23-Nov-15 12:38:47

Lip balm

FuckTheseSixFishInParticular Mon 23-Nov-15 14:02:05

Phone (I have an ICE number, not an app because emergency services here are still trained to look for an ICE number)
Personal alarm
Self defense spray
Car escape tool
Emergency cash thingy

I also usually have a first aid kit, pen and paper and a half eaten flapjack lurking around in the bottom of my bag (probably stuck to some tissues).

DontHaveAUsername Mon 23-Nov-15 15:53:20

Is there any need for the mocking like bazooka and flamethrowers? He or she said flashlight instead of torch so I assume it's an american, in which case having a gun in your daily carry wouldn't be unusual.

I'm in Britain chilled where we don't have the same rights you do. So I just have the basic bits and bobs, phone, wallet, and a Swiss army penknife as that is pretty much all you can get away with here sans a legally accepted "good reason" which means something like religious exemption (Sikhs carrying their Kiran knife) or a chef carrying a job knife to and from work. I'm jealous.

BertrandRussell Mon 23-Nov-15 15:59:43

"in which case having a gun in your daily carry wouldn't be unusual."

May not be unusual. Still fucking outrageous though.

BertrandRussell Mon 23-Nov-15 16:03:11

However, I am going to start referring to my handbag as my daily carry.........

Kacie123 Mon 23-Nov-15 16:09:57

Seriously - do all Americans carry guns daily? All of them? It HAS to be somewhat unusual right?

if not thank god I don't live there

swisscheesetony Mon 23-Nov-15 16:13:43

I have first aid kits at all the places I'm likely to be, a variety of discarded clothing in the car along with 20 empty crushed coke cans.

I live on a tiny island and am never further than walking distance from anywhere I need to be.

Everyone has guns but afaik it's not normal to take them to tesco unless the staff are really rude obv.

chilledwarmth Mon 23-Nov-15 16:21:23

hehe DontHaveAUsername it's ok. I know you can't carry in England but I wasn't sure if that also applied in Scotland or Wales or Ireland. I'm looking at it now on Wikipedia but I'm not actually sure that I'm any further forward in understanding. It seems that 3 of the 4 countries in the Union share the same firearm legislation, Scotland has an extra ban on air guns that isn't in force in England, but Northern Ireland has a separate law entirely and power is completely devolved to them. Is that correct? Yes your knife laws seem a bit strange and rather excessive to me.

It's not considered outrageous here BertrandRussell. Your EDC or daily carry is just the list of things you keep with you all day, including what's on your person and maybe any bags you might have such as your handbag.

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