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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.

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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organized keychain with lighter, knife, flashlight, and prybar

How to organize your keychain

Keys are an essential part of life and are likely a critical part of your EDC. Optimizing them for their weight, utility and size is a good way to ensure you’re not carrying around stuff you don’t need, while adding gear that might be able to come in handy while you’re out and about.

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EDC gear with knife, bullet pencil, aaa flashlight, and pocket notebook.

How to Build an EDC Kit

Everyday carry refers to the items you carry on an everyday basis, like a pen, wallet, keys, or anything else that’s essential to your daily life. If you carry anything in your pockets, you are already practicing EDC. We’re frequently asked, “How do I build an EDC kit [on top of what I already carry]”? In the first part of our series, we give you the basics of where to start and some ideas of gear to get your creative juices flowing.

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cellphone flashlight, led lantern, headlamp, aaa flashlight

Don’t use your cell phone flashlight when camping

A modern-day cell phone has replaced notebooks, calendars, and calculators. But, that doesn’t mean it can replace other essential tools like a quality flashlight. This is true in day to day life, but especially true when you’re packing for your weekend camping trip. Hear us out as we try to convince you why not to use your cell phone as your primary flashlight when camping.

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550 paracord

How to use paracord – 21 practical uses

Paracord is inexpensive, easy to get your hands on, and can be used for so many different things. We put together a quick list of ways you can use it and why it’s important to make sure you always have some with you, no matter if your adventure is in a far off jungle or making your way to and from the office.

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tacmed soft t tourniquet and phlster flatpack tourniquet carrier

How to carry a tourniquet

This week we are going to highlight one of the most overlooked pieces of an Intentional EDC … Medical. Actually, we are going to focus in even more and look at carrying a tourniquet and how to incorporate one into your Primary EDC.

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everyday carry gear including a bullet pencil, pocket notebook, and flashlight

Carry a pencil in your pocket? Try the Metal Shop Twist Bullet Pencil

The bullet pencil is the pocket-friendly way to add a pencil to your EDC. It’s small, compact design allows it to be carried unobtrusively, as the design dates back to the 1900’s. It’s now been modernized and perfected, with cheap, overseas manufacturing a thing of the past. See why this Connecticut, USA-made pencil is a great add to an Intentional EDC.

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