It’s been a while since I shared my everyday carry (EDC) items…roughly three years. In that time, my EDC hasn’t undergone much change, but it’s seen upgrades across the board…from the watch(es) I wear on a daily basis, to my laptop. The items are a bit more refined to meet my needs and tastes.
The first image, is more or less, my everyday carry items…at least five days a week. The second image is a more detailed look at my EDC items (without the GoRuck GR1, and items that live in it on a day-to-day basis). So, working from left to right in the first image, a description of my EDC items…
Great for keeping those little things together…USB flash drives, iPhone charger cable, and a few other small items.
Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
WiFi may be ubiquitous now, but no network manager/systems administrator worth his skin would do without a wired connection. When I’m carrying my laptop, this goes with me EVERYWHERE…you never know when you’re going to need a wired connection.
Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt Hard Drive
A 2TB Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 external hard drive. A mobile external hard drive for pretty much whatever files I need to move, plus backups of multiple computers that is always with me.
Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
For keeping my MacBook Pro powered up.
Apple MacBook Pro
My work laptop, so it travels with me at least five days a week. Top notch Apple design…great looking, thin, lightweight, and powerful. Handles everything I need to do Monday through Friday, and occasionally serves as a my mobile photo editing platform.
Bottom line, the best backpack I have ever owned. A mix of minimalist and utilitarian design…form follows function with this pack. It simultaneously serves as my work backpack, my travel backpack, and my photography backpack. On a day-to-day basis, it carries everything I need, including some items not pictured. With a reverse flag patch, it shows a bit of patriotism, while not screaming USA! USA! USA!
Moleskine notebook with stainless steel Parker Jotter ballpoint pen
For sketching, designing, notes, and whatever brain droppings happen to hit the pages.
Apple iPhone 6S
An iPhone has been in my pocket since the original was released in 2007. It pretty much servers as my connection to the world. It is also serves as pretty damn good point & shoot camera, and with a full suite photo editing apps, it is probably my most used camera.
When the need for music, or a support call from a network closet, strikes…headphones are necessary.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Few things are cooler than a pair of Wayfarers. Classic cool.
Spyderco Persistence Pocket Knife
One of Spyderco’s most affordable pocket knives, this is possibly the most handy tool I carry. It’s small enough to not broadcast itself when clipped in my pocket, but just large enough that it it’s comfortable to use. A great little knife, that has served me well over the past couple years.
Halios Tropik SS & Seiko SKX007
One of these two watches are on my wrist nearly every day. The Seiko SKX007 is on a Strapcode Super Oyster bracelet, a nice upgrade over the standard jubilee braceletl. In my opinion, the Seiko SKX007 is about the best bang for your buck when it comes to a tool watch…it’s something of a modern version of the Rolex Submariner, from when it was a tool watch instead of a status symbol. However, my Halios Tropik SS is probably my favorite watch of my collection. Still every bit the tool watch that the Seiko is, but with a refined/retro design that puts a modern Submariner to shame.
OneStar Leather Goods 6 Pocket Vertical Wallet
This is a new addition, as my previous wallet (a nice leather Coach wallet) from my wife had lasted me nearly 12-years, but was starting to give itself up. I expect this wallet will last just as long, if not longer. It’s a minimalist design, only having four pockets for cards, and 2 pockets/spaces for money or other items (not that there is ever any money in my wallet). That helps keep it slim and discreet in my pocket.
I still love the engraving inside the band that my wife surprised me with on our wedding day, “Come Rain, Come Shine”.
MINI Key on a Paracord Keychain with small Nite-Ize S-Biner
The key for my MINI Cooper S Clubman isn’t exactly…uhh…mini. So I try to keep things to a bare minimum. Just my MINI key, a paracord keychain that matches the pepper while/black color combination of my Clubman, and a Nite-Ize S-Biner clip.
Canon EOS 40D and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (Not Pictured)
My DSLR, combined with a fast 50mm prime lens, makes for a nice, lightweight, versatile, go-everywhere camera setup. It’s not pictured here, because it took the photograph of my EDC items.