When I can’t carry my bag to a meeting…
Basic normal looking portfolio to supplement my pocket everyday carry materials. I have a total of three different portfolio with “almost” the same items in them.
Let see 2-Pure Protein bars, folder containing notes, tools, pen, AA battery, USB cable, light pen, Nano light, and earphones
Urban Package I
Depending on the day schedule will decide which of the three zip lock packages I will carry. This one has two wet wipes, chap stick, disposable toothbrush and pick combo, a poncho, pain killer, ear plugs and 2-masks.
I think I will show all three package in a later blog and ask for your help and suggestions in improving them
This is a single-side blade on an integral frame lock. Because it is a personal light-duty knife I will be placing in one of my urban tin. It is not in my situation an EDC knife just an occasional emergency use knife.
P.E.C.K. (Precision Engineered Compact Knife) designed by Ed Halligan
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.
This morning I was just about to open up a new Miswaak package and I thought to myself that this might be of interest to some of you urban peppers who like fresh breath and your survivalist who wish or need to save their water but want to practice healthy oral hygiene.
I started using a Miswaak when I was station in the Middle East and have been using one regularly. I never thought of it as a tool for surviving until after reading some articles on long-term water storage.
The Miswaak is a tree-twig used for brushing and cleansing the teeth is made from a twig of the Arak tree (Salvadora persica). The chemical and phytochemical analysis of Salvadora persica, there is carbohydrates and/or trimethylamine; an alkaloid which may effectively be salvadorine; chlorides; sulfur; terpenes; vitamin C; glycosides; large amounts of fluoride and silica; small amounts of tannins, saponins, flavonoids and sterols.
While there are many written medical benefits for using a Miswaak I primary use it a supplement toothbrush and breath freshener. Because it is hard to get to a toothpaste and toothbrush after a meal sometimes. A Miswaak maybe a good addition for your EDC.
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