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  • February 21, 2023 6 min read

    EDC

    It’s not uncommon for us, here at LOCHBY, to see other people’s EDC. We get tagged on social media a lot—which is amazing—and it’s always great to see that our gear is part of someone’s daily carry. We’ve seen so many variations but we’re always curious for more. We also have questions like:

    Why do people choose to carry certain items with them and how does it benefit their daily lives? Is their EDC mainly for work or a hobby? What prompted them to buy “this” instead of “that”? It’s always interesting to see how much of someone’s life is reflected in the things they carry every day that we just had to put together a new feature series to get answers!

    For our first EDC feature, we interview @dailywalk_edc from Instagram and explore the gear that he has on his daily carry. We’re looking forward to discovering what makes each of these items so valuable and useful.

    Enjoy the read!

     

    What items were in your first EDC Kit?How did your EDC "journey" start?

    EDC has always been a part of my life, I just did not know it was a thing. My dad always had a knife, pen, watch, and flashlight. So that kinda was passed down to me. I have a lot of memories where we would both go to look at the knives and flashlights in various stores. It might sound boring to some, but I quite enjoyed the trips to the office and tool stores.

    It really came to be what it is today when I reconnected with an old friend, who was heavy into it and was well along into collecting. Our families met at a local restaurant and I am sure we freaked people out as he showed me all the knives that he currently had. It was at that point that I was hooked. The rest is as the old saying goes "history". From that point on, I began to collect and figure out what it is that I wanted in a collection.

     

    What items were in your first EDC Kit?

    I started very light. It was a Benchmade Bugout, a few SAKs, an Olight, a pry bar, a pen, and a hank. Very humble start—no big names or crazy custom stuff.

    Just the basics. To a degree, I miss the simplicity of what it was like to start in EDC.

     

    EDC is all about the basics: having just what you need in case you need it. Whether you’re into branded, expensive gear or not, the key is to carry around only what’s necessary.

     

    What gear do you have now and how similar or different is your current set up with the one you started out with?

    This is a very loaded question haha. My current gear is more custom knives, pens, and lights. Which is a huge step up from where I started but it is really cool to be able to support and get to know some really cool makers. I wish I could say I have completely nailed down my "style" but after 2 years of buying, trading, and selling, I am still trying to nail down my personal taste in gear but I can say that I am very close.

    I can say that I know a lot of things I do not like and things I want to like but I can't make them fit. For example, the pouch craze: I tried it and the only pouches I can make work for my everyday use is a wallet pouch. I have tried the huge ones that guys fill up with all their gear but I cannot make that work for me. So all that to say, I have found a lot of things along the way that does not work for my EDC.

     

    Figuring out what doesn't work for your EDC is a positive step toward creating the perfect setup! With so many options and variations available, it can be overwhelming to choose what to include in your everyday carry. But by knowing what you don't like, you can narrow down your options and create a carry that perfectly suits your daily needs.

     

     

     

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