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EDC Pocket Dump

by staff

As survivalists we spent a lot of time talking about Bug Out Bags & Get Home Bags…a lot. Probably too much.

Your every day carry is just as important if not more so than your larger kit bags. In this video, we turn the camera on Jon Faulkner and Chris Weatherman with a quick no warning spot check…

They empty their pockets and show us what they have on them as part of their daily system. Chris and Jon each have their own personal tastes, but at the end of the day always carry several things in common:

  • Knife
  • Small multi-tool or keychain tools
  • Flashlight
  • Simple medical kit with tourniquet
  • Self defense firearm

Both of these guys have a backpack with them the vast majority of time to extend their available kit as well.

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Richard A. Mooney January 6, 2018 - 7:34 am

My EDC is a CRKT fossil flipper right front pocket, a cold steel AK47 large model right rear pocket, a blast match (I like the one handed usefulness)right front pocket a leatherman micra on my key chain, a leatherman wingman multi tool with pocket clip left front pocket, and a SOG powerlock multitool left rear belt pouch, I usually have 2-3 bic lighters and a Bushnell 300 lumen flashlight on a belt clip, I wear cotton t shirts that can be used if sliced into thin strips as tinder. I can’t carry a firearm at work but I do have my bonds arms .45/.410 derringer when not at work, while at work it’s locked in my truck.

Jon January 11, 2018 - 6:42 pm

Great video!

Dave McCool January 13, 2018 - 5:26 pm

Nice to see others EDC, thanks

Matt Shelton January 17, 2018 - 12:35 am

Olight s1r and soe wallet

jamesfreddyc January 17, 2018 - 12:39 am

Great article. I’m in south Florida so typically have a very stripped down edc for things on my person — keys, phone, knife, firearm. However, I keep a Condor T&T pouch to fit the other items which works well because it can be thrown into a backpack or clipped into shoulder harness and quickly converts to a chest pack. Very versatile piece of gear for less than $25!

Christian Grest January 17, 2018 - 12:40 am

I EDC one of my Benchmade knives, small flashlight and a gerber keychain tool. When possible my small 9mm pistol.

Dean Beiring January 17, 2018 - 12:53 am

Win an XAR Invicta Folding Rifle by F&D Defense – the fastest deploying and most reliable compact rifle system available. sounds like a good deal check it out!!

Randy F January 17, 2018 - 12:56 am

Very nice.

Josh Lucas January 17, 2018 - 1:08 am

Nice seeing EDC that includes an IFAK. A lot out there don’t.

Craig Hughes January 17, 2018 - 1:28 am

My EDC kit consists of a multitool, mini flashlight, lighter, and PPS.

John Sanders January 17, 2018 - 1:31 am

Great video

Darrell Johnson January 17, 2018 - 1:38 am

XDS 45, Benchmade Bedlam, Surefire Titan Plus

Rebecca Caudle January 17, 2018 - 1:41 am

Thank you very much!

Matthew Caralle January 17, 2018 - 1:50 am

No matter where I go; I always carry a pocket knife, Sabre Red pepper gel and my Olight S1R Baton. 🙂

Scott Clark January 17, 2018 - 1:59 am

My EDK is a leatherman, flashlight, pocket knife, lighter. Everything else is in my 72 hr. BOB in the car. The BOB is to get me home to hunker down. It icludes a FAK, bivey bag, bivey tent, fire making assortment. food, water, shovel, tomahawk, 4 sizes of knives, compass, signal mirror, water tabelets, surgical instruments, light sticks, flashlight, cell phone battery backup, other assorted items & my trusty 1911. My wife’s BOB is about the same minus the shovel, tomahawk & 1911 (her’s is a LCP).

Lisa Lark January 17, 2018 - 2:02 am

Flashlight, knife, wasp spray.

Auggie Valencia January 17, 2018 - 2:07 am

Great video

Douglas January 17, 2018 - 2:09 am

Bersa 9mm, extra mag, knife, small tool kit, surefire flashlight, sharpie, ink pen, cell phone and wallet

Nick Meacher January 17, 2018 - 2:14 am

My EDC (in my pockets) areCAT tourniquet, 511 version of a streamlight (2xCR123 batteries), tactical pen, SOG multi-tool, CRKT knife. If not at work (secure area) G23 w/at least 1 G22 mag or 2 additional G22 mags.
Backpack has IFAK with with CAT, NPA, 2 chest seal seals, trauma dressing, celox, pair of Leatherman Raptor, gloves.
Also have a minor wound kit in backpack: antibiotic ointment, bandaids, gauze, etc.
Plus OTC meds: excedrin, tylenol, aspirin, benadryl plus 2 epi pens
Plus always have 2 radios (one is DMR) plus the extended antennas & extra batteries.
2 headlamps and extra batteries for everything.

Matthew Feuge January 17, 2018 - 2:16 am

800 lumen flashlight, 2 pistols, 2 knives, a pad of paper, defensive pen, and a wallet that protects from card scanner signals.

Adam Dalton January 17, 2018 - 2:17 am

Lately I have been packing a pocket pistol with a Benchmade Stryker. Other on/off items include a Leatherman Skeletool, Foursevens Preon 2, and the Benchmade SOCP rescue tool. New thing I am interested in for EDC are the custom-type pens. Never hurts to have a good writing utensil handy (usually have the super cheap kind on hand).

XY1983 January 17, 2018 - 2:26 am

My EDC is just a flashlight and a coffee cup. Maybe it’s time for me to upgrade.

shermandv January 17, 2018 - 2:34 am

I carry a tactical flashlight, a coldsteel lawman, and several small items on my keyring all the time.

Robert Puchalski January 17, 2018 - 2:39 am

It gets little difficult at times to carry everything I need. So, there are those times you have to give up what you’re carrying and leave the B.O.B. in the car where you know you can get to it.

Brandon Elrod January 17, 2018 - 2:42 am

Chris needs to get his dump together. Haha. No watch? Carrying a 1911 and with no spare mag? Excited for the future of the channel, guys. Keep up the good work.

Howard Caudle January 17, 2018 - 2:43 am

Really appreciate all you do! Invaluable information!

Kevin Dawson January 17, 2018 - 2:44 am

I need to ad a tourniquet to my IFAK

Christopher Pinson January 17, 2018 - 2:50 am

My edc is a glock 19!

miles January 17, 2018 - 4:25 am

Knife and lighter

Matthew Easterling January 17, 2018 - 4:25 am

Glock 19 and a spare mag in an NSR, Gerber FAST, surefire 6PX tactical. Need me some medical!

JOHN KENNEDY January 17, 2018 - 4:42 am

an extra set of “awareness genes” …never relax , never be situationally unaware.

Bertram Heathcote III January 17, 2018 - 4:42 am

I go with a Glock 42 and a credit card knife doohickey in my wallet. Awkward but sharp…

GatorFanatic24 January 17, 2018 - 4:44 am

My edc is my canik

John Chace January 17, 2018 - 4:52 am

Hard for me to carry daily since I spend most of my days at the hospital and it is not allowed.

mydogspotter January 17, 2018 - 5:00 am

Tools are great, but sound judgement is what you really need.

Ryan Augustine January 17, 2018 - 5:11 am

My office workplace EDC; Watch, Leatherman Skeletool, Ka bar TDI, Gerber Shard.

Richard Monteith January 17, 2018 - 5:45 am

HK USP 40 Compact with Streamlight laser light combo, extra mag, Benchmade OTF, Keys, Zippo, phone, wallet, watch, paracord bracelet

Jake Johnson January 17, 2018 - 5:47 am

My ed is a 1911 .45 w/ an extended magazine

bsclyde January 17, 2018 - 5:56 am

Everybody wants to put a tourniquet in their EDC. Really?! People must plan on getting into some seriously deep crap to need a dedicated tourniquet instead of just a belt. To each their own though.

Scott Swanson January 17, 2018 - 7:48 am

Great video guys. Thanks for the pointers

Lloyd Stowe January 17, 2018 - 9:07 am

This is a really good system. Thank you for your contest

Dennis Wallace January 17, 2018 - 10:34 am

Most days M&P Shield, extra mag, flash light, knife, and have medical bag’s in every vehicle I own. Other days I have my M&P along with the other thing and sometimes I have both just depends on where I am and what I am doing.

Kim Fortenberry January 17, 2018 - 10:37 am

A well thought EDC is always more than just self defense but can be a life saver as well. People should care more about what they have at hand on a daily basis.

Samuel Worstell January 17, 2018 - 11:04 am

I carry about six pounds of tools in my pockets every day.

Ryen Bean January 17, 2018 - 11:36 am

EDC is coffee, flashlight, and a box cutter.

ros52531 January 17, 2018 - 11:58 am

Flashlight, knife and multi-tool.

Jim Catevenis January 17, 2018 - 12:19 pm

My EDC is a S&W 642CT

MissileMech January 17, 2018 - 12:23 pm

I like the addition of a first aid item. Makes sense.

Bj Spalding January 17, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Do to work mine is normally limited to a folder,keys,elzetta light and wallet
But my other gear isn’t very far away in my vehicle

Chad Hern Mabdwybyd January 17, 2018 - 12:33 pm

G19, med kit,knife, I am never more than a 100 feet from my get home bag,

Jared Scales January 17, 2018 - 12:37 pm

In the pockets all I typically carry is a flashlight, knife and lighter

Tyson Ray January 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Great EDC from both of you. I added a very small Fisher Pen to my own carry and highly recommend it.

Bud January 17, 2018 - 1:45 pm

My edc is a knife with seat belt cutter and window breaker on it, a small flashlight and either a glock 19, or a glock 42 with an extra extended mag, depending on how im dressed and feeling that day

Christopher January 17, 2018 - 2:10 pm

My EDC is a G43 one extra mag, knife, small flashlight, and a tourniquet. Roll of lifesavers usually rum flavor.

Carl Ahrendt January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Nice

Matthew Young January 17, 2018 - 2:30 pm

I carry my g26, 17rd spare, 2 knives, tac pen, 1000 lumen light, lighter. Need to develop a true pocket size ifak.

Jessica January 17, 2018 - 2:31 pm

I carry a knife, flashlight and a ruger

David Price January 17, 2018 - 2:34 pm

where do they keep the beer?

Adam January 17, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Work in a hospital so just about everything is verboten. Still sneak a deep-carry Kershaw into the waistband of my scrubs. That’s it.

Plowboy87 January 17, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield from the Performance Center, two spare magazines in a sticky pouch, Benchmade Mini Reflex, P38 on my keychain and a Warrior Mindset.

Trevor Deavers January 17, 2018 - 4:02 pm

I always carry a Benchmade Griptilian.

Jack McCarty January 17, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Wallet, flashlight, lens cleaning cloth, sunglasses, pocketknife, key-keeper. Pistol? Maybe.
Also, it’s a watch pocket on jeans.

Tawnya Meyer January 17, 2018 - 5:12 pm

i carry a knife, i should probably add more

Arthur Tandjung January 17, 2018 - 5:28 pm

I mostly just carry my 5.11 pocket knife, flashlight and a lighter.

Awk-da-Hawk January 17, 2018 - 5:49 pm

My EDC is a Ruger SR40

Scott C January 17, 2018 - 6:29 pm

Knife

Bob Waters January 17, 2018 - 7:09 pm

carry all but tourniquet

Dave Evers January 17, 2018 - 7:12 pm

Knife, Cash, Glock 40

Lostmymind01 January 17, 2018 - 8:16 pm

Only allowed to carry a knife at work.

Mike January 17, 2018 - 8:35 pm

Glock 23 / safariland holster, otf pocket knife, in car-duct tape, water, fak, extra winter clothing, boots, head lamp, some cash (when the kids don’t steal it all).

Eric Stevenson January 17, 2018 - 8:44 pm

I need to tighten up quick. Just a knife right now. My multi-tool and light are in my Dodge.

Victor Andrew Mathis January 17, 2018 - 8:58 pm

CAT, P238 w/ reload, Surefire E2E, Galaxy S8, k-rat opener, CRKT folder

Chad Barber January 17, 2018 - 9:05 pm

great post fellas! +1 on the flashlight

Jason Decker January 17, 2018 - 9:14 pm

No medical kit yet. Forbidden to carry firearm where I work. The rule on campus is “hide and prepare to die”

Frank Wurtz Jr January 17, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Don’t carry the tourniquet, nor medical kit. Otherwise good to go.

guitarguyryan94 January 17, 2018 - 9:52 pm

Either my Glock or my Sig, and a streamlight flashlight

Jesse Minnick January 17, 2018 - 10:04 pm

great post. Great reminder about the importance of medical.

John Lowther January 17, 2018 - 10:37 pm

I carry 2 folding knives one on each side of my body, 1 flaslight, 2 spare magazines, G19 and a basic med kit with quick clot, and 1 RATS tourniquet. Plus basic stuff, cellphone, lighter, wallet ect….

Jon Marien January 17, 2018 - 10:38 pm

Just saw last night that you need medical equipment so Tats all I need now

Mark Eggers January 17, 2018 - 10:42 pm

I carry all five listed: Spyderco endura, S2 juice leatherman, Protac 1L, ankle IFAK, G19 in a Green force appendix and a G43 in a Galco ankle glove.

Scottie January 17, 2018 - 11:21 pm

Can’t find my Leatherman anywhere. Driving me nuts.

208Brando January 17, 2018 - 11:22 pm

G19 + 1 mag. Hanks Amish gun belt. Streamlight ProTac. Karambit. IFAK.

Adan Banda January 17, 2018 - 11:24 pm

I have a G19 gen4 and 5 extra high capacity magazines. Heavy duty medicine kit, solar panel charger, water purifier, small hand crank radio, etc.

tberg January 17, 2018 - 11:55 pm

The light not including one on your gun is essential!

James Ross January 17, 2018 - 11:58 pm

I carry my G43, kershaw knockout folder and a streamlight flashlight. I might have to carry some sort of tourniquet now too. Thanks!

Ron Holcomb January 18, 2018 - 12:06 am

I need bigger pockets!!!

Ernest January 18, 2018 - 12:12 am

Great product!

MrBram 86 January 18, 2018 - 1:56 am

I carry a Niteowl br1 flashlight, mini griptilian in OD, Gerber razor blade, phone, wallet.
When outside of work: I also carry G26, spare mag in my new LLOD holster.
EDC bag has my med kit and much more stuff.

Mike Bryant January 18, 2018 - 2:33 am

I work from home. I EDC a Glock 19 or my AR15, haha. I don’t wear a flashlight, but I have one nearby. I’m getting a weaponlight compatible holster soon for the G19. I always have several knives nearby.

When I go out, I have the G19, a solid knife, but I don’t have a light until I get that new holster.

Rodger Petty January 18, 2018 - 2:58 am

I carry all mentioned with me including a huge medical bag. You just never know.

hagbard45 January 18, 2018 - 3:51 am

One pistol + magazine, spare magazine, powerful flashlight. In the SUV, I carry two Israeli bandages (quick-clotting), nitrile gloves, and a CPR one-way-valve mini-mask.

Dan McIntire January 18, 2018 - 5:32 am

I carry a lock blade and multitool on my person but have a bug out bag with all kinds of goodies, a flashlight, a hatchet, a multishovel, a machete and hand gun in my truck.

Lexi Welch Miller January 18, 2018 - 5:42 am

I carry a lighter and a little Swiss Army knife, snacks, flashlight

Brandon Lytle January 18, 2018 - 5:52 am

Leatherman

Jim Fusco January 18, 2018 - 6:28 am

Personally I carry a all in one tool and a knife, as well as a flashlight

Billy Piazza January 18, 2018 - 12:27 pm

I’m only 20 so I can’t have the firearm just yet (in my car) but I’ve got everything else!

Parsecboy January 18, 2018 - 1:07 pm

XD 9mm, several Kershaws that get rotated, and a Gerber multi-tool. Need to get a tourniquet and a flashlight (apart from the one on my phone).

John January 18, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Cool.

David Seraph January 18, 2018 - 1:50 pm

I always have a folding knife with me but it varies daily, always a watch which varies daily, xdm compact 9mm, bismuth lighter, Leatherman juice s2, a pen, and comfy shoes!

Matthew Flynn January 18, 2018 - 3:13 pm

carry an assisted open 3″ blade and a streetlight pen light daily, body armor in the trunk of the car as well

Dan Riley January 18, 2018 - 3:34 pm

I carry a good flashlight, small (cheap) led flashlight, spyderco, beretta 84, cell charger…

Jason Wilson January 18, 2018 - 3:39 pm

No extra loaded mags ?!? And agree flashlight not connected to anything.

Ron Barnett January 18, 2018 - 5:15 pm

9mm, small knife is pretty much all i carry at this point

timmy06 January 18, 2018 - 6:49 pm

just a Leatherman

Benjamin Sharp January 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Pocket knife, small LED flashlight, keys, wallet and bandana.

Fizzgig January 18, 2018 - 10:19 pm

I always have a flashlight, pocket knife, and my 38 special on me.

Jim Wood January 19, 2018 - 2:50 am

XD Mod 2 , Leatherman, paracord key chain, cash…the rest, that’s what a truck is for.

Devon January 19, 2018 - 4:04 am

I do need a knife to go with my EDC.

Edward L January 19, 2018 - 4:16 am

My EDC, during the workday, is practically just a flashlight and multi-tool. Where I work, they don’t want anybody bringing their firearms or even knives… it sucks

Trace Byrnes January 19, 2018 - 4:19 am

Knife, firearm, and multi-tool always.

beth January 19, 2018 - 12:39 pm

😛

Mike3764 January 19, 2018 - 8:59 pm

Great video!

Gary Willis January 19, 2018 - 10:12 pm

On my person (NOT counting go bag) I carry folding blade, Gerber suspension tool, and flashlight. I usually have a pocket med kit in my leg pocket as well as a full kit in the truck along with my go bag.

James Patterson January 19, 2018 - 10:58 pm

I carry my phone, a knife of some sort, a minimalist wallet. Knife varies from a cheaper Smith and Wesson folder tanto and a Kershaw. I always have an EDC backpack as well. Flashlight, extra knife, battery pack for charging phone or other devices, earbuds, first aid kit, a few pens, permanent marker, stainless water bottle, spork, lighter…

Ernest Cangiano January 20, 2018 - 3:54 am

Knife, spare mag, phone, wallet, pen

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