Hey all, here's a list of the stuff that I carry. This list has been screwed around with for a long, long, loooonnnnng, time and after that length of time, this seems to work for me. Keep in mind, I'm "That" guy. You know, the one who could break an anvil? Anyway, my brother in law was recently giving my a ration of BS for carrying this stuff every day on a family vacation, but was then asking to borrow stuff all the time. We had to fix a heater in the house we were staying in. No problem, have a flashlight and a screwdriver right here. What, you need a pen and paper to write something down? Here you go bro..... You tore a fingernail? Here's some small scissors to do some good old fashioned field surgery with. Tweezers? Got it. Someone's breaking into the car outside? Call 911, here's a phone. The gun? It's here to defend against personal attack, not property crimes. The lightbulb burned out in the basement? Here's a flashlight. In reality, all this junk is not the nicest stuff in the world by any means but it's all serviceable and has withstood the test of time. On to the list. Firearm, either a G19 or a G17. The reason I usually carry a Glock is that they are super dependable, next to indestructible, the most reliable I've found, and if forced to use it, or it gets destroyed (Notice I said "Next to indestructible"), it can be replaced without too much fanfare and without breaking the bank. Trust me on this, I literally destroyed a 1911 once. Others will disagree and that's fine, carry what your bank account will bear and what you're comfortable with. The tupperware works for me. Along with the aforementioned combat tupperware goes 2 magazines. That way, in just about any worst case scenario, I can make the thing go bang at least 3 times. I also use a weapon mounted light. Currently, I use a Surefire X300 but will switch to the XC1 when I get some holsters made. Plenty of light and Surefire's work, every time. I've had some really bad experiences with other manufacturers in the weapons light industry. Never had a problem with a Surefire. (No they're not paying me to say this. See the next paragraph.) Flashlight. If you carry a firearm, which I do, a flashlight must be part of my kit, in my opinion. The reason for this, and after many years of carrying a firearm professionally, is it's not always 72 degrees out, with the sun shining and at your back. You can go from outside to inside and be almost totally blind. That's the "Tacticool" reason, but it's also dark half the time. If you're serious about defending yourself, you need to be able to defend yourself in court also so a flashlight is mandatory. If you don't carry a firearm, a flashlight is a really handy and easy device to carry around. I usually have a 4Sevens Quark Tactical. The one that holds 1 CR123 battery. They don't make it any more but it the the most handy light I've ever had. It's plenty bright for all but the most extreme situations and even when I had a 2 cell light on my belt, the 1 cell would be in my pocket or clipped to my vest for a backup. I used that backup often. Why a 4Sevens instead of the previously mentioned Surefire? Economy. Surefire charges an arm and a leg for their stuff and the 4Sevens was just as durable, performed just as well, and at a fraction of the cost. It's all beat up and nasty looking now after years of service. It's been dropped, lost, found, rolled around the floor of my car for days on end before being relocated, and it just keep on going. It will never be replaced until it is lost for good or I manage to really break it. Pen and paper. Again, no fanfare there. Usually a Molskine or Field Notes pad. They're relatively cheap and flat. The pen I use is a modded F-701 with other guts in it to make it all stainless and with a SpacePen refill. It doesn't freeze, it looks nice, it's comfortable to write with and inexpensive, but kind of nice at the same time. A watch. Yes, it's kind of old fashioned but it's something that was required at a time in my life and have kind of stuck with it. This is where I'll splurge a wee bit and as some of you on here know, I have a few. No Rolex's or Omega's for me. I've always wanted a Submariner but a former Soldier and Retired Cop can't afford such luxuries. Almost all my watches, except a couple of Casio's I've hung on to, are automatics. It's a vice I have, I know that Quartz watches are almost always more accurate, but I have a thing for the old school awesomeness of a micro-machine that has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years. The engineering is wonderful and I never have to change batteries or have the batteries die out at the exact wrong moment, which happened to me once. Sure, you have to have them serviced every so often but since I can't afford high end watches, every 15 or 20 years will do. Knife: I always have a pocket folder on a clip. For that, normally a Spyderco PM2. Fairly inexpensive and not too much fanfare. If I loose it, break the tip doing something I'm not supposed to with it, or abusing it in some other way, the tears are kept to a minimum and it can be replaced quickly and easily. I also carry an ALOX Cadet on a dangler and/or a SAK Climber. I also have a small glasses sized screwdriver in the corkscrew. Have I ever used the corkscrew you ask? You bet! Not that I'm personally a wine drinker but was at a work party with my spouse and they didn't have a corkscrew for their "Wine tasting." Armed with my redneck Coors Light, I was all, "I got this!" Problem solved, problem staying solved. The ladies were happy drinking their wine that didn't come from a box and they were going, "Why don't you carry something like that?" to their respective spouses. I was then forced to ask, "Why don't YOU have something like that with that 50 pound bag of farding material you have strapped over your shoulder?" as I took another pull from my redneck Coors Light. Yup, I'm an A-hole. Again, if I loose my SAK, it's either a short trip to wherever to replace it, or there's a couple laying around the house, and it won't break the bank OR make me cry crocodile tears. Next on the list is a wedding band. Nothing fancy, just a $12.00 hunk of titanium. It's all scratched to heck and beat up but I like it. The household 6 recently asked if I wanted a nicer wedding band. Had to tell her, "No thanks, this one serves the purpose to mark me as a married man and if I scratch it REALLY bad, a piece of sandpaper or steel wool will fix it." A really cool one out of damascus steel would be nice though. Maybe I should have told her yes? Wallet: A buddy of mine is into making things of Kydex. He made me two small wallets of Kydex that hold exactly what I need and nothing more. I was that guy that would end up with a wallet that would stretch to 2" thick. Every so often I'd go through the thing and it was mostly pocket trash. Now I have a couple of cards, some membership cards, and that's about all I need. Helps keep me more organized. Glasses: Can't see without them. Bifocals. Along with these, a microfiber cloth to clean them and my watch with. Cash: I always have a quantity of cash on hand. Not a gagillion dollars but enough to get home with. Carry it in my front pocket with a money clip equipped with a bottle opener and screwdriver. I also carry 2 Silver Eagles. Probably because my dad did. Never used them, just kind of a talisman. Never learned why my Dad carried them either. Should have asked him, never got the chance. Challenge Coin: I've had the same challenge coin since 1986. I earned it so sticking with it. It's served me well this far so why change? Lighter. Bic.....wrapped with a foot or so of 100mph tape re-wrapped around it. No, not a smoker but don't know how many times people have asked me if I had fire for whatever reason or a piece of tape to make a quick repair to something. The Bic is inexpensive, dependable, small, lightweight, lasts a long time, and is maintenance free. Double it with some Gorilla tape, 100mph tape, or duct tape and it serves two purposes. If it's lost, who cares? $0.99 at a convenience store and back in business. Copenhagen: Long cut. Can't live without it. Yeah, it's nasty as heck, but no one has to smell it and if they can, they're too darn close to me and fixing to get moved back a few feet. No, couldn't live somewhere like NYC. Too cramped, too close together, and too many people in your space. Cell phone. iPhone 6. In a Lifeproof case. Yes, I live in the desert so why a Lifeproof case you ask. It rains, it snows, the dust is EVERYWHERE, and I have also been submerged in water......in the desert. Destroyed a phone or two that way. Yes, there are some really cool other cases out there, even one that will protect your phone from a direct hit with a .50BMG. Well, not really, the shock will still destroy the phone but there won't be a hole in it. Why not a cooler case then you ask. The Lifeproof ones just work for me. They're slim enough to still fit in my pocket and protect the phone enough that it doesn't break, usually, knock on wood, when I drop it in the gravel, on pavement, or in the toilet. My son actually submerged his phone in about 4' of water for about an hour and the phone was fine. I'm sold. Ear Protection. Yes, I always have some orange foam ear protection in my pocket. Never know when you're going to be out in the middle of nowhere and have an impromptu range session. So there, that's it. That's my every day carry crap. Don't have the cool brass stuff, the super nice flashlights, the ubër expensive pistols, lighters, knives, or stuff like that. Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to have them but can't justify the expenditure on my pension. Maybe I'll have to get a little part time job to start amassing that stuff. NAAAAAA......I'd rather go play on the llano, in the mountains or bosque, and screw off all the time! Sometimes I add a 550 cord bracelet with some ferro rod woven in, I have a small backpack that I carry some other stuff in too, but not every day. I'm sitting here writing this in the comfort of my own home and all that stuff is on my person. If you were patient enough to read through all this garbage, feel free to comment on what could be added or removed to make a day go by easier. I'll toss in some photos soon.