Category: Everyday Carry

Everyday carry, or EDC, is simply the things you carry on a daily basis. It could be a concealed handgun, pocket knife, flashlight, multitool, organizer, wallet, and more. Our belief is you should be intentional about the gear you choose, how it’s used, and how it integrates into your life. Join us as we take a look at all the things that support you daily.

everyday carry tourniquet

Should I carry a tourniquet?

It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.

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gray man backpack

How to choose a gray man backpack – 9 features to consider

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.

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everyday carry secondary tier 2 edc kit

How to build a Tier 2 Secondary EDC Kit

Secondary EDC is gear that is carried in a separate bag or container but is still with you as you go about day-to-day life. Learn about this second tier of EDC and get inspiration on what types of gear you should consider as you build a kit unique to you.

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Traveling as a gray man

Maybe you live in a safe neighborhood in safe town, and you try to be prepared for what can come your way. But, the reality is no matter how “safe” you feel, bad things happen all the time. Learn what travel means to a gray man and how you can be better prepared as you move from one place to another.

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The making of a leather notebook wallet

Option Gray’s founder Cody set out to find the perfect leather wallet. Nothing seemed to fit the bill, so he turned to Huntsville, Alabama’s Makers South to create one from scratch. Five long months and three prototypes later, it was finally done. It hasn’t left his pocket and we are stoked to offer a very small batch in the shop. Follow along as he takes you through his quest to perfect this critical part of his EDC.

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folding spork on edc kit

6 reasons why you should carry a folding titanium spoon or spork

Being prepared and having specific tools for specific tasks can prevent inconveniences and annoyances. A little forethought can go a long way. A small and lightweight eating utensil, like a folding titanium spork, can be carried in a bag, in your car, or gear organizer, is a great way to ensure you’re prepared.

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