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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.

everyday carry secondary tier 2 edc kit

How to build a Tier 2 Secondary EDC Kit

Secondary EDC is gear that is carried in a separate bag or container but is still with you as you go about day-to-day life. Learn about this second tier of EDC and get inspiration on what types of gear you should consider as you build a kit unique to you.

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Traveling as a gray man

Maybe you live in a safe neighborhood in safe town, and you try to be prepared for what can come your way. But, the reality is no matter how “safe” you feel, bad things happen all the time. Learn what travel means to a gray man and how you can be better prepared as you move from one place to another.

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The making of a leather notebook wallet

Option Gray’s founder Cody set out to find the perfect leather wallet. Nothing seemed to fit the bill, so he turned to Huntsville, Alabama’s Makers South to create one from scratch. Five long months and three prototypes later, it was finally done. It hasn’t left his pocket and we are stoked to offer a very small batch in the shop. Follow along as he takes you through his quest to perfect this critical part of his EDC.

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organized keychain with lighter, knife, flashlight, and prybar

How to organize your keychain

Keys are an essential part of life and are likely a critical part of your EDC. Optimizing them for their weight, utility and size is a good way to ensure you’re not carrying around stuff you don’t need, while adding gear that might be able to come in handy while you’re out and about.

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EDC gear with knife, bullet pencil, aaa flashlight, and pocket notebook.

How to Build an EDC Kit

Everyday carry refers to the items you carry on an everyday basis, like a pen, wallet, keys, or anything else that’s essential to your daily life. If you carry anything in your pockets, you are already practicing EDC. We’re frequently asked, “How do I build an EDC kit [on top of what I already carry]”? In the first part of our series, we give you the basics of where to start and some ideas of gear to get your creative juices flowing.

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