submitted by dirtyglass

Hey B! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. Here is my basic EDC:

Casio G-SHOCK GW1500A-1AV - Analog/Digital/Atomic/Solar - all the bases are covered.
— Keychain - I hate keys in my pocket, so as small as possible works best for me.
Fenix L1T - I’m not a big torch guy, but this one fit my criteria as far as size and functionality of a basic flashlight.
— iPhone 4 w/ Otter Box Defender case - opposite of my keys, I don’t mind a big clunky case for my phone.
Victorinox Swiss Army Alox Bantam - so thin it goes anywhere. I have a Spyderco Delica I use on occasion, but you can’t go wrong with this.
Uni-Ball Signo DX 0.38mm Black - I have a Zebra Sharbo X, County Comm Embassy Pen, Fisher Space Pen, Uni-Ball Power Tank High grade, and pretty much every other EDC type pen under the sun, but the Signo DX is my favorite because of the performance, durability and price. I would be upset if I lost my Sharbo, but for less than $3 I can get another DX.
Doane Paper Utlity Journal - My favorite pocket sized notebook. Grid+Lines=Win.
— Bosca Napa Vitello Money Clip - I haven’t carried a back pocket wallet in decades. This money clip/card holder is very sleek and has been very durable so far.
Hickoree’s Plum Violet Bandana - I love this item, but the bandana size is too large for my back pocket. I am going to replace it with the pocket square size in the near future.

That’s pretty much it. Thanks!

Brad Dowdy -

Editor’s Note: Nice, I can see where you’re coming from about having an affordable primary EDC pen instead of risking losing one of your more higher end pens. In my experience, if the pocket clip does its job well I rarely have problems losing pens. Anyway, cool notebook. I haven’t seen Doane represented much on the blog either, so it’s nice to see something different. Your torch and blade combo works nicely too, as they’re not overly tactical and they’re fairly compact. Lastly, good call on downsizing to the pocket square version. I think I misplaced my handkerchief but it served me well when I had it and was the perfect size for EDC usage. Thanks for sharing!


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SureFire EB1 Backup

Let's face it, you'll inevitably get caught in the dark. It happens, there's no sun half the day after all. That is, unless you're prepared with a compact flashlight in your everyday carry. As far as tactical EDC flashlights go, SureFire have led the way with their Backup line. The newly updated EB1 is their best yet, and it may just be the help your EDC needs.

The EB1 Backup comes with two modes, activated by a forward clicky tail switch. The switch lets it silently and instantly activate on High for tactical use. This High setting can output 300 lumens for 1.3 hours, and its Low setting keeps 5 lumens going for up to 40 hours. Paired with a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens, the EB1 produces a floody, general-purpose beam. It's still powered by the same CR123A its predecessor used, and maintains a similar, compact size.  You can easily slip the light into your pockets given its 4.4-inch  length and weighing only 3.3 ounces with its battery. With the included two-way clip, you can carry the EB1 on your clothing or gear to suit your preference.

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