Your daily carry (commonly configured as EDC) is the regular selection of items that you carry with you in your pockets or bag.
They’re the things you tap your pockets for before heading out of the house, the things you’re feeling vulnerable without, and the things you’d throw off your whole day if you had to do without them. They are especially important, and not only monetarily or sentimentally. Your everyday carry is made up of things you think are truly important.
And that means items like chewed gum, used tissue, crumpled tickets, etc. and other disposables may live in your pocket (hopefully not for too long), but they don’t count as part of your regular carry. Mainstays in your carry will bear those characteristics that are compatible with a few different standards of daily life.
The theory of daily carry is based on the principles of usefulness and preparedness. — Feature of your EDC should serve a purpose or at least have one specific, useful function.
Your EDC essentials ready you for the worst every day and inspire you to do your very best. Today I want to share you what are the foremost most necessary things should be in your everyday bags.
Just think about all the germs you could come into contact with in a day, whether they’re hiding on handrails for public transport, a doorknob for the bathroom or your phone’s screen. Hand sanitizer should not be a substitute for washing your hand, but when you can’t get to a bathroom right away, it is nice to have it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water. It is important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer based on alcohol that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
There is no doubt that new smartphones are allowing us to do more than ever. No other tool can suit a smartphone’s features and sheer flexibility, and yet fit your hand palm. The smartphones raising the need for many people to hold a camera, watch, pen and paper, torch, and wallet, with achievements in hardware alone.
The wallet itself may not be as valuable as what is inside it, but it serves a vital function to protect from harm and loss these precious properties. Wallets keep our cards, IDs, cash, and other paper documents secure and near at hand.
Keys let us go to the places and protect what belongs to us. Keychains deserve a place in your EDC because they are easy to use and hold your keys together. Yeah, they can be noisy, clunky, and hard to handle, but most of us just can’t live without them.
Not enough! You definitely need more than that.
Everyday Carry is about designing a system that will suit your needs. Just like no two individuals are exactly alike, there will be major differences in their respective bags. Acquire and bring what you need, based on your lifestyle, place, occupation, daily routine, style, budget, etc.
Your carrying should be secure and practical in general but most importantly personal. You may be a heart-felt minimalist, or you’d have peace of mind ensuring all your bases are covered. If your bag is an extension of you, then you should be happy with it!
Above items are the most important things I listed, if you have any better things, you can tell us in the comments below.