We wanted to put together a TSA-Friendly EDC Kit that you could take with you in a backpack, purse or brief case so you have it on your person and accessible, even when traveling via airplane. You’ll need to modify this based on the duration of your trip, time of year, weather, who you are traveling with and your destination, but we hope it gives you guidance on the type of gear you should consider packing.
The first of our two-part series on traveling domestically via air, we take a look at why it’s important to plan ahead for the unexpected. The goal of everyday carry is to be prepared, aware and intentional. Let’s look at how to apply your mental EDC by planning ahead of time for the restrictive environment of airplane travel.
We are firm believers in the benefits of carrying a pocket notebook as part of your EDC, but picking one can seem a bit daunting, especially since we stock over 40 different options. Let’s look at five areas of consideration (size, binding, paper type, paper print and the cover material) to help you find the one that fits your Primary or Secondary EDC best.
Your EDC doesn’t have to be expensive. Actually, many folks practice everyday carry and don’t even know it, picking up useful gear as they go. They have their wallet, keys and may carry either a pocket knife or something as simple as a lighter. But, if you’re looking to update your gear, start with our list of our Top EDC Gear Under $10. Your next “can’t function without it” tool could be a cheap one.
The final installment of our 3-part series, Carrying cash as part of your EDC, we look at ways to carry cash in each of the three tiers of everyday carry (Primary, Secondary and Extended). A big part of an intentional EDC is redundancy and cash is still king, so make sure you have it with you at all times.
When Leatherman came out with the Wingman, they also introduced the Sidekick. These “sister” multitools offer Leatherman quality at an affordable price. Made for hard work, pocket carry and long-term use, read our comparison guide and find which one is the best multitool to add to your EDC.
What is EDC? It just means everyday carry, right? Well, we wanted to add some more definition around what everyday carry is. By separating your EDC into three tiers (Primary, Secondary and Extended) we can start to be much more intentional about what we carry, why we carry it and when we should carry it.
Scissors. They may remind you of kindergarten art projects, but should be given consideration for your everyday carry. Whether you’re wanting to save your knife blade or have a public-friendly cutting option, we look at six reasons why you should have scissors with you.
Second in our 3-part series, Carrying cash as part of your EDC, we look at how much to carry in each of the three tiers of everyday carry (primary, secondary and extended). EDC is all about redundancy and cash is still king.