Hello! Welcome to my EDC blog. Until a couple of years ago I hadn’t heard of the EDC community, and wouldn’t even have known what the abbreviation meant. However, it turns out that I’ve been refining my EDC for most of my life. For my sixth birthday I asked for a collection of flashlights, and from about ten years old I’ve carried multi-tools, swiss-army knives and other EDC essentials. For a while I thought this was common: surely everyone carries a knife and plasters when they go out? Apparently not.
Thanks to all the many occasions where friends and family would turn to me as the person who was “always prepared” to help them with problems, I adopted the reputation as my own and would always try to carry the minimum set of efficient tools to prepare for any realistic situation.
Fast forward to around 2014, and I’ve been following that mantra for the better part of ten years. It was at that point I discovered the online EDC community in places like /r/edc and everdaycarry.com. We now live in a time where the market for EDC is rapidly innovating (e.g. changes in flashlight technology since the advent of cost-effective LEDs), and knowledge can spread worldwide almost instantly.
I’ll be using this blog to showcase my own EDCs for different situations, and link to other interesting sites too. Thanks for reading!