If you only had 1 EDC item!

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  1. TheRetiredMark

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    .... if you could only carry or have 1 edc item, what would it be?
    For me it would be my PB-6 Zirconium Para-Biners because of what they can do for me. And I love Zirconium too!
    As far as being cool looking to carry, I would get more use out of this then any 1 edc I have.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Some kind of multitool....
     
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    Anyone who answers something other than a weapon confuses me.
     
  4. TheRetiredMark

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    Lol. Okay, not including weapons. I carry 3. Lol.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    For me it’s gotta be a Victorinox Spirit X[​IMG]


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    My original Wave
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    My CCW, 100%. Unless of course the interpretation doesn't allow for ammo, lol. Then it's some kind of insanely big blade because I must be on a desert island where those are acceptable, and perhaps even fashionable.
     
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    Saying you can have your CCW but not ammo is like saying you can have your folding knife but not the blade.

    Also, yeah...mine is just a loaded gun if I can only carry one thing. In a truly dire situation, it's the only thing that can get me the other things I need. A wad of cash might be a good alternative, but there's always the possibility that the things I need are not for sale.

    And, no, that's not plan A. Far from it. But, it's tremendously easy to present a situation in which a moral person becomes a theif or murderer...the traditional example involves a sick/dying child and a jerk pharmacist.

    In actuality, my bare-minum not-leaving-the-house EDC is a full size gun, a knife, keys, phone, watch, and vape device. They're the things that when I need them, I don't want to go get them even at home.
     
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    I don't get the question. I need my phone, wallet and keys. I need my glasses and a time piece. All of those were necessary carries for two decades of carrying nothing else as edc and managing fine. Without any of those I could not function on a day to day basis, with perhaps the exception of the time piece. The idea of going out without money accessibility in favour of modern edc gadgets is ludicrous. Ditto a phone in a normal urban environment.
     
  10. Reverence

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    Agreed.

    If I had to pick one, it would depend on the situation. In an unkown urban envirornment, I would choose my wallet. Money and ID is important and can get you a lot. In A known urban environment a phone would very useful. Getting resources, help, and travel can be done with my phone. In a wilderness environment it would depend upon many different factors. In the wild, a knife would be high on the list, if not on the top.
     
  11. dmak

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    My thoughts exactly. If I can only carry one EDC item, it starts with a capital G and ends with lock.

    It would be this guy
    -Glock 23

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    In addition to my wallet, my pocket knife is my next most mandatory item. I carry my personal sidearm 99% of the time, mostly out of habit. That being said there is a 99.9% chance I will never need it for self defense. More than 99% of the people I know do not carry one and will never "need" one.
     
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    7 round Taurus Tracker .357 magnum
     
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    But when that .1% chance occurs, you will be thankful you have it.
     
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  15. moostapha

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    Yeah, it's one of those things where likelihood pales to consequences.
    If you actually get in a fight for your life, winning that fight means everything.
     
  16. stbob

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    A stash belt can do more than just hold up your pants... [​IMG]
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    Or would the stash constitute more than one edc item? If so, i'll just take the stash and do some sagging...[​IMG]
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    Exactly right! Which is why I went with the stopping power of the .357.
    If you must fight, fight to win.
     
  18. moostapha

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    To each his own, but I actually disagree with that choice. To the same standard of accuracy, I'm about 40% faster with 9mm than 357 (comparing semi-auto to semi-auto) and much faster comparing semi to revolver. When you add in reloads, the difference is tremendous.

    And it's almost trivial for me to carry 60 rounds of 9 on body. It actually conceals better than not having the reloads because it evens out to one bulge that looks like a belly instead of being lopsided (I carry it all up front). So, that's where I land. Crazy? Maybe. But I don't feel under-gunned, and it's comfortable and comforting.
     

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