This picture was taken at 6:16am (PHT) and I was in a hurry to catch my ride. I will retake the photo under better conditions at a later time. I travel light – no bag. The person I was traveling with tool collection is unbelievable therefore it would be pathetic of me to even attempt to show up with a tool. I had actually carried three knives today so in the updated photo – I will correct that. We stop and got some food and water.
If you have not figure out by now – we are not in the U.S.A. this month.
What you don’t see is steel water bottle, cargo pants, watch, prepaid Globe phone and transition glasses.
- Front pocket: Mini first-aid kid, Alcohol pad, and a bic lighter
- Main pocket: Kodak Play Sport
2 Wet Ones
Wallet modify for international travel Filipino Pesos
StingEze Itch Relief
Strip Down version of Key Chain
- Flash light, Bottle opener, USB flash drive
- Generic throwing knife
- One of the twin custom-made knives – made 2 days ago by friend here in the Philippines.
Red Cotton Cloth
For the record: I can not recommend the purchase of StingEze Itch Relief simply because it does not work. That is just my wife and my opinion. It might work for you but we are coming back to Calamine lotion.
A pocket knife may be used for countless daily tasks. A clean sharp blade allows the pocket knife to function as and use for:
- An utility blade.
- A box opener
- Opening letters and packages
- Peel and slice fruit and vegetables
- Used in lieu of a fork
- Removing splinters
- Cutting grass trimmer line, rope and twine
- Cleaning dirt from under your fingernails
- Whittling woods for artistic or survival purposes
- Scaling fish
- Cut tags off new items
- Sharpen a carpenter’s pencil
- Cut the stuck pant leg out of a bicycle chain
- A heated blade can be used as a sterile implement
- The blade itself can be used for reflection of the sun (signaling purposes)
Pocket knives are not usually designed for fighting. Pocket knives are almost always cutting knives, not stabbing knives. However it’s better than nothing.
A good pocket should be one of your everyday carry item where it is legal to carry on,
My every day carry card for my wallet is a Victorinox SwissCard Classic
The card that I carried is the SwissCard Classic by Victorinox. There is also another card by Victorinox SwissCard Lite which has a little light. I purchase the Classic because I have several sources of light on my person and in my bags. If you every have your flashlight go out on you while you are in a cave than you will understand why I carry at least three source of lights on me at all time.
I detoured from the subject – sorry.
Anyway, what you are seeing in the photo are:
- Small blade
- Nail file with a small screwdriver
- Needle Pin
- 7.5cm ruler
On the other side is an imprinted 3inches ruler.
I actually use all the tools except the tweezers and needle pin every day. That is my second pen which can be order. The ink is blue though.
EDC usefulness: 5 out of 5
For emergency usefulness: 3 out of 5
My EDC wallet dump…. any “positive” suggestion out there? I actually carry two wallets. The one you are looking at is the rear pocket.
- Wet Ones (antibacterial) Hand wipes
- Laminated ICE (In Case of Emergency) Contact card
- Insurance and Drug Discount Cards
- Pre-paid gift cards
- Sterilize Gauze
- Alcohol pad
- Band aids
- Lens cleaner
The wallet is 29 years old and I think I will do a wallet dump later. What you don’t see is my phone, and my Legends.