In your pocket, that is. Or rather, what makes up your “EDC” or “every Day Carry” items.
I swim for a living, wearing swim trunks and a rash guard (fast drying shirt) every day. I only have a single pocket, so am limited to what I can carry. When I’m not at work, I prefer cargo shorts, mostly due to the large amount of pockets. In my way of thinking, cargo shorts are the stealth version of a backpack.
When working, with a single pocket, I’m limited to keys, a knife, Casio Pathfinder Forester Fishing watch, paracord bracelet, and my wallet at most. Since my keyring contains a bulky amount of items (BSA spark stick, Gerber Clutch multi-tool, one of my original USAF dogtags, and
When I’m out any other time, the sky’s the limit, no telling what I may have in my pockets. As a minimum, I’ll have my wallet, keyring, two knives, a Leatherman Wave, paracord bracelt, Casio Pathfinder Forester Fishing watch, and 10 or so feet of paracord.
And that’s not counting my backpack I carry for day-to-day traveling…or my vehicle bag I try to have packed and ready in each vehicle…but those are posts for another day.
Folks call me “McGyver”, resulting partially to my ability to adapt what we have to resolve a situation, but also partially due to the work I do long before an issue arises to try to be ready for anything…just in case.
What do YOU carry very day? What can you bring along to add a little more self reliance should the need arise?