The everyday carry are those items you (almost) always have with you — keys, wallet, phone — and anything you cart from, say, home to office during the week, such as pens, a laptop, notebook, etc. When people try to design their EDC, it is usually with a view to minimizing “stuff” while maximizing utility or preparing for possible emergency situations. In my case, I’m trying stop myself from carting every damn thing I think I may need.

Essentials

  • Minimalist wallet with bank cards, ID and access cards, and multitool
  • Orbitkey keyring
  • Car keys
  • Oneplus Five
I don’t always wear a watch, but I do like them for some reason.

The Pack: Macpac UTSIFOY

  • Laptop (one of the Macbooks that work keeps giving me, thanks!)
  • First-aid kit (see below)
  • Electronics accessories (see below)
  • Notebook(s) and pens (e.g. Moleskine Evernote-edition, Fisher Space Pen and pen-case of fountain pens)
  • Wacaco portable espresso pump
  • Steel water bottle + cover
  • Survival
    • Emergency whistle
    • Compass
    • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Micro survival kit
  • Carabiner
  • Fire-starting:
    • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] BIC lighter
    • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Striker steel
    • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Zippo lighter
    • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Matches
  • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] LED torch
  • Multitool

First-aid kit

  • Small red FAK from eBay
  • Bandages & bandaids
  • Hemp hand creme (because I’m worth it)
  • Small Swiss-army knife (blade, scissors, file)
  • Nail clippers
  • Tissues
  • Bottle-opener (which can double as a signal mirror)
  • Antihistamines
  • Ibuprofen (pain-killer), cold and ‘flu, anti-nausea/migraine
  • Antiseptic wipes

Electronics

  • Cable organiser bag
    • 1x USB-C
    • 1x micro-USB
    • 1x mini-USB
    • 1x Apple Lightning cable
    • USB-C adapter
  • Wireless mouse
  • External HDD
  • 2x USB drives
    • Ubuntu Live
    • Whatever
  • Laptop power supply
  • USB battery pack

Hygiene

  • Wipes (coconut)
  • Deodorant
  • Beard comb
  • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Toothbrush and paste

Clothing

  • [icon name=“shopping-basket” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Raincoat
  • Beanie
  • Gym gear (in dry-sac)
    • shorts, shirt, underwear, socks
    • In shoe bag: Vibram Fivefingers®
    • Quick-dry towel