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Everyday carry (EDC) is a specific term for the essential stuff people carry with them in their pockets or bags on an everyday basis, and being really into EDC is a growing trend that combines the fun and function of Boy Scout-ish preparedness with the aesthetic joys of #thingsorganizedneatly.

People in the EDC community, who share their gear setups on forums, Reddit, and Instagram, take shit way beyond the normal phone, wallet, and keys most of us keep in our pockets.

1. Setups range from the pretty standard...

Shouts to Listerine strips.
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Shouts to Listerine strips.

2. ...to the occupationally specific (like this paramedic's kit.)

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3. Or this civil engineer's draft-centric setup.

Shouts to geometry.
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Shouts to geometry.

4. Key fobs and knives are the building blocks of EDC.

More on flashlights later.
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More on flashlights later.

5. Obviously, traveling offers another take on EDC.

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6. This traveler included a "self-defense stick."

But the mini radio is sick.
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But the mini radio is sick.

7. Some people like to nerd out on compact pens.

Like the Fisher Space Pen shown here.
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Like the Fisher Space Pen shown here.

8. Light, thin multitools can really up the utility of your setup.

Like the awesome Wildcard tool shown above.
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Like the awesome Wildcard tool shown above.

9. Some people get really into tactical flashlights.

Like the the Klarus shown here. Also, the Jackfish Survival credit card holder in this picture is ridiculously dope.
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Like the the Klarus shown here. Also, the Jackfish Survival credit card holder in this picture is ridiculously dope.

10. Some setups have a retro feel.

Like the dude who totes around the Game Boy Micro.
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Like the dude who totes around the Game Boy Micro.

11. Some are more outdoorsy.

This kit features a Rite in the Rain waterproof notebook.
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This kit features a Rite in the Rain waterproof notebook.

12. This all-white setup features another EDC must: a compact USB.

A LaCie PetiteKey, to be exact.
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A LaCie PetiteKey, to be exact.

13. For many, a lighter is an EDC essential.

Zippo here by Silver Piston.
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Zippo here by Silver Piston.

14. Some people need a titanium spork in their everyday kit.

Shouts to Snow Peak.
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Shouts to Snow Peak.

15. Here's one of many EDCs to feature one of the most popular, affordable mini-tools:

The Gerber Shard (on the keyring).
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The Gerber Shard (on the keyring).

16. This one has a badass tiny light necklace.

It's a Nebo NanoLite put on a leather strap.
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It's a Nebo NanoLite put on a leather strap.

17. EDC is all about packing a lot into a little.

Which is why the Keysmart shown here (bottom right) is so clutch.
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Which is why the Keysmart shown here (bottom right) is so clutch.

And if you're too lazy to fill out your own pockets, Huckberry has premade kits.

There are two options, plus a bunch of other EDC products.
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There are two options, plus a bunch of other EDC products.

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