My EDC, and Why It’s Important to Carry EVERY DAY

September 29, 2013 | Christopher Dine, GunThink

GunThink EDC 1

I wanted to take a minute to share my EDC with all of our Gun Think followers.  If you’re like me, you can hardly get enough of seeing other peoples’ EDC systems.  Well, here’s mine: Glock 19 (Gen 3); Ontario Knife Co. ‘Rat 1’; Leatherman ‘Squirt’ Es4; Ray Ban ‘P’ (model unknown); Omega Seamaster; Iphone 4s with Magpul case (not shown because I’m taking the picture with it); Go Ruck hat with reverse flag; Keychain flashlight (from Home Depot, brand unknown).

Which of these items do I carry most frequently?  My Ontario Rat 1 folder.  The Rat 1 is a bad ass knife, and at around $28, it’s the steal of the century.  While I encourage responsible gun owners to carry their gun 100% of the time, or to ‘super carry,’ I myself have to confess it’s a lofty goal.  So what do I carry when I’m poking around the house, or making the short walk to the mail box?  I’m carrying a solid blade that can present itself as a serious deterrent to any a’-hole that wants to cause trouble.

GunThink EDC 2

All that being said, my Glock 19 gen 3 is with me as often as possible (I’m not allowed to carry a firearm into my full time job, which is not at  I always have my Leatherman Squirt with me – it’s only good for very light-weight tasks, but for those tasks it’s super handy.  I also have a cheap-o flashlight with me at all times.  While I’d like to upgrade, and always have a better flashlight close by in my truck, it’s tough to find room in my pockets for a serious flashlight.  The holster in my EDC is a Galco Summer Comfort (IWB).

It’s important to put together an EDC system that works for you, and to carry it every day.  Not only will you find your EDC to be a huge convenience (if you haven’t carried a knife or flashlight, and start carrying them, you won’t know what you ever did without them.) but you’ll also be in a position to defend yourself, your family and those around you from an attacker.  THIS CAN BE A LIFE SAVER.  Being prepared is about having the means to take care of yourself, every day – NO DAYS OFF.

In my next post, I’ll show you my truck & briefcase EDC.   If you work in the professional world like I do, you can use a briefcase to carry a lot more than will fit in your pockets.  So what’s in your EDC?





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