Covering the Basics

These are the gadgets that I carry with every day (mostly in an office environment). Interestingly, the lighting in this photo was entirely provided by the flashlight shown (there is a white surface reflecting the light back down onto the items).

As a side note, I keep wondering where people store all of their EDC items? I can carry the above items and my phone in my jeans, but have no room leftover for wallet and keys. I have resorted to leaving those in my coat pockets. What to you guys do?

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I like these items a lot, but to solve your issue about fitting into the pockets I would try to look for smaller sized alternatives, that will ease up the weight and bulkyness. I will write down what items I use and where I put them, it might give some idea:
1, The Ridge Wallet (back left pocket)
2, Ultrafire Mini Cree Q5 flashlight (front left pocket, clipped)
3, Phone (front left pocket, deep)
4, Spyderco Dragonfly 2 ZDP (front right pocket, clipped)
5, Gerber Dime (5th pocket [coin-pocket])
6, True Utility Telepen (5th pocket [coin-pocket])

All my tools are very small sized and thin, and this layout results one empty pocket (front right pocket) to carry there whatever I want.
Carrying these stuffs feel extremely comfortable all day long, and the nice thing that they cover all the things that I need, with no redundancy. The coin pocket help A LOT, I recommend utilizing it with the proper sized items. (Leatherman Squirt, Gerber Dime etc)
Hey Adam, thanks for filling me in as to the whereabouts of your EDC. It seems like I would benefit most from moving to a slimmer wallet. I thought about downsizing the multitool, but since the Juice S2 already fits in my coin pocket along with the flashlight, I figure that there isn't much to be gained there. Also, I just really like the Juice S2 compared to smaller multi-tools. The real space hog is the notebook though.
We have slimmer notebooks that you might enjoy if a lower profile is a priority. http://www.riteintherain.com/stapled-notebooks

Which wallet do you use? We've got a few Flowfolds and Recycled Firefighter models around the office that folks seem to like.
My wallet is some generic leather bifold. It's maybe 1cm thick when it is empty. I've never heard of flowfold before. I checked them out and like how thin they are.
Those small stapled notebooks look pretty ideal for pocket carry. I remember looking for something exactly like them a few months ago, but couldn't find them online. It's good to see that you are carrying them now.
I've been wondering the same thing! Seems like you'd need an awful lot of pockets to carry some of these loadouts. I'm comfortably able to carry a pen, wallet, multi tool, phone, and keys on my jeans, but even then, the keys are hooked to a belt loop, not in a pocket. I'd love to add a dedicated knife and flashlight, but I just don't know where they'd go! I will say that downsizing to a "minimalist" wallet (I use the Dash 2.0) makes a big difference in the space in that pocket.

Also seconding John, very nice picture.
I like what you did there with the light. Not a comment about the gear.... just the picture!