EDC Checklist

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  1. EDCP-MIKE

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    How do you guys feel about trying to come up with a basic EDC checklist?

    Obviously everyone will have different needs depending on their environment and circumstances, but I think we can all agree that their are some core items that should be included. I think providing a basic list would help people new to the EDC concept know where to start.

    Here's the improved general check list provided by Doug.

    <b>Identification</b>:
    IDs, Member Cards, Medical Alert

    <b>Currency</b>:
    Cash,CCards,Barter items

    <b>Communication</b>:
    Cellphone, Pen, Pencil, Notepad, Whistle

    <b>Orientation</b>:
    GPS, Compass, Analog Watch, Map

    <b>Light</b>:
    Flashlight, Cellphone

    <b>Fire</b>:
    Lighter, Matches, Firestarter

    <b>Cutting/Tools</b>:
    Knife, Multi-tool, Prybar

    <b>First-Aid</b>:
    Medications, Band-Aids, Bandana

    <b>Protection</b>:
    FireArm, Pepper Spray, Whistle

    <b>Sustenance</b>:
    Water Bottle, Food, Snacks, Spork

    <b>Entertainment</b>:
    Music Player, Dice, Playing Cards, Book
     
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  2. vancheesey

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    my edc is:
    weapon
    extra mag
    handcuffs
    badge
    flashlight
    wallet
    keys
    phone
    folding knife
    sunglasses
    i could easily justifiy so much crap that i would need to carry my assault pack everywhere i go, so i try to stick to the essentials, i do leave my pack in the car and its ready to roll with everything else
     
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    What I usually carry in my Maxpedition bag.

    Wallet
    Keys w/mini leatherman
    phone
    Pens
    Notebook
    Band aids
    Neosporin
    Leatherman
    Mini Hand Sanitizer
    Lip Balm
    Camera
    Duct tape (I cut a roll in half, it makes for quick use that way when needed)
    Coupons (grocery shopping, or for places to eat) Single Dad. Have to have them.
    Zip Ties
    Nalgene Water bottle
    Book or Kindle

    Things I want to add
    Flashlight
    550 Cord
     
  4. stephensgroup

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    My Duty Gear:

    Standard Law Enforcement Uniform
    body armor
    Glock plus 2 extra mags
    Taser X26
    exp Baton
    OC Spray
    handcuffs
    800 mhz Radio
    Apple i-phone 4s
    Kershaw assisted opening knife
    challenge coin
    multiple ink pens
    paper
    business cards
    wallet

    Off Duty:

    Glock plus 1 mag
    badge
    handcuffs
    wallet
    Apple i-phone 4s
    Kershaw assisted opening knife
    challenge coin
    ink pen
     
  5. hawk652

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    my edc checklist is
    wallet
    phone
    watch
    pen
    flashlight
    multi tool
    knife
    pistol
    sunglasses

    i also carry a back pack when i leave the house filled with other useful things
     
  6. Vin

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    Glock 19 (or 26 depending on what I'm wearing)
    Spare Glock 17 mag
    Handcuffs
    Shield/badge
    bandana
    Spyderco military folder
    Surefire E1B "Backup"
    Money/ID/Bankcard/Bloodbank card (better than taping O+ to my boot)
    Watch
    phone
    sunglasses
     
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    My EDC check list consists of very few items

    Gerber assisted open tactical tanto
    A small LED flash light
    Gerber suspension multi tool
    Vaseline intensive care lip balm
    A Tool gel pen
    An Elgin steel chrono watch
    Wallet
    Cell phone
    Zippo lighter
    A woven style belt that can be un woven and used like Para cord
    And the knowledge that anything can happen anytime
     
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    I would add a handkerchief/bandanna to a comprehensive EDC checklist.
     
  9. BourneEBR

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    My EDC checklist is pretty basic, but will get me through the day:

    JETBeam PC20 flashlight
    Spyderco Para Military 2
    Maxpedition Wallet
    Tea Tree Mint toothpicks
    HTC EVO 3D cellphone
    Pen
    Sig Sauer SP2022 9mm
    Extra mag in Blackhawk pouch
     
  10. Troll Medic

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    While at work:

    Coldsteel Recon Tanto tip
    Leatherman Surge
    Watch with compass
    50ft of 550 chord
    Lighter
    S&W M&P Flashlight
    Wallet
    Cell
    Sharpie marker
    Again, this is while at work. Not allowed (still don't understand why) to carry Ivy (Springfield 1911) or extra mags.
     
  11. Reacher

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    My daily pocket stuff: Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, CRKT F-4, SOG Blink (used as money clip), Leatherman Wave, key ring with bottle opener and Leatherman Squirt, phone, pens, bandana and cheap LED flash light (2 for $4, if I lose or bust one, cheap to replace. Although, I do see a Surefire in my future). If I'm carrying my laptop bag, there are various odds and ends, including spoon and fork (I hate the plastic utensil at carry-out places), toothbrush and paste, and deodorant. My "town" backpack has the same personal items, plus 100 ft of cord, a space blanket, Zippo lighter and a SOG Seal Pup.
     
  12. EDCP-MIKE

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    Looks like you have a solid EDC load-out. Feel free to post up a few pics when you have time.
     
  13. SOCOM

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    Pretty Much the Same Everyday...

    Wallet
    Keys
    Glock19 (IWB Holster)
    1 Mag (Blackhawk Holder or Tru-Spec pants)
    SOG Zilla
    iPhone
    K-Bar Neck Knife
    G-Shock Watch
    ParaCord Bracelet
    Swiss-Tech Mini Light

    However I have started to carry my 511 Tactical PUSH Pack in my truck (Coyote Tan)
    Tons of stuff (Call it my GET HOME BAG)
    Med Kit
    SOG Zilla Knife
    Streamlight (pen light)
    MAG Light Mini (LED w/Fox switch)
    HandCuffs (Extra Key)
    Small Hand Pry Bar
    Char Cloth w/ small container for burning
    Gerber Multi Tool
    25' of 550 Paracord
    MRE Stuff (food, snacks, drink etc)
    Stainless Steel water bottle
    Hand Crank Radio
    HandHeld Motorolla Radio
    Pocket Stove w/fuel 6 tabs
    Fire Steel
    Small Peice Steel Wool
    Batteries (AA & AAA)
    2 Extra Mags
    Map Compass
    MAP of my area
    Zip Ties
    Duct Tape
    Small Tin Fishing Kit
    Pocket Tin Survival Kit
    Extra SunGlasses
    Peanut Lighter
    Swiss Army Mini Knife
    Gerber Finger Nail Clippers
    5 "S" Cabiners
    Gerber Prodigy
     

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    Any more suggestions for an "official" EDC checklist? Perhaps we can make this a sticky topic and improve it over time?
     
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    i have 3 EDC.

    light:

    keys
    cell phone
    credit cards with rubber band wrapped around cash


    heavy:

    keys
    cell phone
    credit cards with rubber band wrapped around cash
    leatherman
    Water bottle, stainless steel, used in hotels or other places to make coffee on a fire or in a hotel with a electric iron for heat and instant coffee.
    tweezers
    medicine
    dental floss
    mini screw driver
    mini awl

    weekend:
    all of the above plus
     
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    Re: Re: EDC Checklist

    Very interesting idea here. How do you balance the iron for the stainless bottle to sit on it? My stainless bottle is double walled and insulated, so neither heat nor cold transfer through it well, but I love the idea of this so may need to pick up one that is not insulated.
     
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    What about a More General Checklist - Categories to Cover with your EDC.

    Kind of give an Idea to those New to EDC why we carry what we carry.

    Identification:
    IDs, Member Cards, Medical Alert

    Currency:
    Cash,CCards,Barter items

    Communication:
    Cellphone, Pen, Pencil, Notepad, Whistle

    Orientation:
    GPS, Compass, Analog Watch, Map

    Light:
    Flashlight, Cellphone

    Fire:
    Lighter, Matches, Firestarter

    Cutting/Tools:
    Knife, Multi-tool, Prybar

    First-Aid:
    Medications, Band-Aids, Bandana

    Protection:
    FireArm, Pepper Spray, Whistle

    Sustenance:
    Water Bottle, Food, Snacks, Spork

    Entertainment:
    Music Player, Dice, Playing Cards, Book
     
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    That's a good idea Doug as the categories allows more flexibility in gear.
     
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  19. DAGRON

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    I agree. I think that was the original intent of the thread and you nailed it, Doug.

    Welcome to the planet BTW.
     
  20. AdmSlc

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    Nice list
     

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