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.

EDC organizer with gear

The three tiers of everyday carry (EDC)

What is EDC? It just means everyday carry, right? Well, we wanted to add some more definition around what everyday carry is. By separating your EDC into three tiers (Primary, Secondary and Extended) we can start to be much more intentional about what we carry, why we carry it and when we should carry it.

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EDC scissors

EDC Scissors – 6 reasons to carry scissors every day

Scissors. They may remind you of kindergarten art projects, but should be given consideration for your everyday carry. Whether you’re wanting to save your knife blade or have a public-friendly cutting option, we look at six reasons why you should have scissors with you.

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fire starters

How to pick the best fire starter

It’s always a good idea to have at least two ways to start a fire with you at all times. Whether your electricity goes out or you’re outdoors and the weather changes, you get injured or even lost, fire can be the difference between survival or not.

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cell phone, sypderco knife, pen, and notebook.

The lost art of memorizing phone numbers

Quick. Can you remember your home phone number you had when you were 10 years old? If you were born before 1990, chances are you can still recite that old number. Now . . . Out of the five people you love the most (spouse, children, parents, good friends), do you know their phone number? Let’s talk about the lost art of remembering phone numbers and some ways you can be more intentional about memorization.

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Best Glide Survival Tin Fishing Kit

Best Glide Survival Tin Fishing Kit – Review and Test

Many times gear you carry is for a just-in-case scenario. Whether it be for emergency shelter, fire, water, or food, it’s important to not just have the gear you might need, but also know how to use it. Let’s take a look at a compact survival kit from Best Glide and test out how effective the included fishing kit is.

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wallet and cards

How to downsize your wallet – 6 easy steps

We talked about in “What is everyday carry (EDC)?” about how important it is to evaluate your everyday carry fundamentals. One of these fundamentals is a wallet (or, something to hold identification, money etc.). But, have you been intentional about what you carry in your wallet? We walk through an Option Gray team member’s process and solution to downsizing their wallet.

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