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Buck 104 Compadre Camp Knife

Buck 104 Compadre Camp Knife

As handy and as useful folding knives are for EDC, they’re not the ideal tool for the job when it comes to outdoor tasks. For those, the simplicity and efficiency of a fixed blade can’t be beat. With a larger profile to match a beefier blade, a full grip thanks to locked-in handles, and no moving parts that can break or require maintenance, nothing beats a solid fixed blade for an outdoor or survival kit. Buck’s new 104 Compadre knife is one of three new fixed blades built for camp work, each designed for specific tasks and all made in the USA with Buck’s signature construction. With a no-nonsense, no-frills, and all-business feature set, the 104 Compadre Camp Knife is ready to do some work.

Fixed blade knives are all about the blade and its steel. The 104’s blade and tang comes in 5160 spring steel (best known for its excellent shock absorbing properties) hardened to 57-58 HRC for high performance without requiring specialized maintenance or sharpening. You get 4.5“ of cutting edge on a drop point, making it as versatile as possible for all type of cutting needs. A Cobalt gray Cerakote coating on the blade adds even more rust and corrosion resistance, making the 104 usable for both general purpose and food prep tasks, not to mention giving the knife an aesthetic dark blade.

The rest of the knife’s 9.5“ full tang goes into natural canvas Micarta handles for optimal grip, durability, and resistance, with a subtle groove at the end of the tang to lock in a full-handed grip against the bolster. And when it’s time to pack up, the 104 Compadre comes with a genuine leather sheath with a belt loop attachment for stowing on your belt or on the webbing of your gear. A lanyard hole on the handles also gives an additional carry and retrieval option if needed.

With simplicity comes efficiency, and the Buck 104 Compadre ticks all the boxes for an absolutely solid outdoor knife, backed by over 110 years of made in the USA experience and a forever warranty. Pick it up from Amazon at the link below, and be sure to check out the rest of the Compadre series to round out your camp EDC.

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Dango M1 Rail Wallet

For the most part, using a modern wallet is a simple affair. You flip open the bifold or compartment to get to your essentials, or for a minimalist wallet, pull out the cards and cash as needed. But there are some things these wallets aren’t able to do well, like easily displaying identification or having an open RFID space for train cards or access cards. With an entire catalog dedicated to solving everyday wallet problems, Dango are set to do it yet again with their new M1 Maverick Rail wallet. It’s got the DNA and ease of use of a modern minimalist wallet while uniquely built to address new urban needs. With a design inspired by open identification badges and and the build quality you’ve come to expect from Dango, the M1 Maverick Rail is a new and even more efficient wallet for EDC.

While the M1 Rail takes design cues from Dango’s other wallets, the new patent pending quick release rail mechanism is a new system that gives this model its name. On the “open” side of the M1, a pair of flexible prongs act as the securing structure to hold 4 of your most-used cards, while allowing you to easily slide and pop them out as needed. This side of the wallet allows RFID transmission, which makes it easy to use your regular workplace and commuter cards. The other side of the M1 has space for 5 cards along with an aluminum backplate that encapsulates the section and gives it RFID protection. A silicone band gives the sides grip and gives the rear section extra lockdown as well as a space to slot in more cards and folded cash.

Like many of Dango’s newer wallets, the M1 Rail is compatible with the stainless steel MT04 multi-tool, which gives you 10 different EDC-essential functions including sharpened edges for cutting, a bottle opener, hex wrenches, and a pry tool. When you have to fly, take the MT04 out and the M1 Rail becomes TSA-compliant. The M1 Rail itself as well as its backplate are CNC-machined from 6061 anodized aluminum giving it a light weight in spite of its beefy profile. As an extra EDC option, the wallet’s corners offer attachment points for a lanyard or Dango’s own tether products.

The Dango M1 Rail wallet is every bit the modern high-performance wallet, offering convenience, security, and made in the USA build quality that sets it apart from other minimalist options. Check it out in your choice of two colors at Dango’s site at the link below.

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Trending: Nomatic Minimalist Wallet

Trending: Nomatic Minimalist Wallet

Let's kick off the week and dive right into Money Monday by spotlighting a trending minimalist wallet. And not just any minimalist wallet--the Nomatic Wallet arguably holds the title of the most minimalist wallet you can carry. It's an elastic, minimalist wallet designed to be as light and sleek as possible while being easy to carry and use. The expanding band you to hold up to 15 cards, easily accessible through its corner cutout slots. The band itself is made from medical-grade elastic, paired with a leather pull that lets you quickly access your 4 most-used cards. It's a simple, lightweight, and effective wallet that's incredibly easy to EDC. Check it out at the link below.

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My South African EDC
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My Everyday Carry
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Doctors appointment
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Today
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EDC in Daegu, South Korea
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Supercharge Your Knife Rotation with Monthly Knife Club

For EDC enthusiasts there’s no joy quite like New Knife Day. While searching for your next new knife can be fun, it’s not always easy. On top of the sheer amount of new knives that might slip by your radar, there’s a ton to consider, from features to price. Monthly Knife Club’s subscription box makes your New Knife Day that much more exciting by delivering a name brand EDC knife to your door every month for a low starting price of 25 dollars. Whether you’re a knife newbie or an avid enthusiast, Monthly Knife Club can be an exciting way to round out your collection.

When you join Monthly Knife Club, you’ll receive a brand name everyday carry knife delivered to your door every month. Some standout brands include SOG, CRKT, Real Steel, Spyderco, and Kizer, to name a few. The subscription box service starts at 25 dollars a month, but you can also upgrade to different box tiers depending on your tastes and cancel at any time. For example, you can opt to receive fixed blade knives, tactical gear, or higher-end designs in the upper tier boxes. For a better idea of the knives up for grabs, you can browse past boxes Monthly Knife Club has offered.

Monthly Knife Club makes starting or growing a knife collection easy. You’ll spend less time researching what knives to buy and less money on average than picking up a new knife individually every month. That gives you more time to put your knives to work and more cash to put towards upgrading the rest of your EDC. There’s no better time than now to join the club and add some fresh new knives to your rotation too. You can gear up for fall and save 10% on your first month’s recurring box or on a one-time purchase with promo code 19FALL_EDC_10 at checkout via the link below.

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Black Diamond Distance 15 Backpack

Black Diamond Distance 15 Backpack

For the outdoor enthusiast, there’s a nice middle ground between hiking on a trail and full-on alpine climbing. The right pack helps you bridge those activities and lets you carry the right gear for each, with the added bonus of being lightweight and durable enough to meet the demands of either extreme. This is what the designers of the Black Diamond Distance 15 backpack set out to create—a hybrid backpack/vest with features that can adapt to different uses. And the best part: the durability and flexibility of this design also makes it a great candidate for a superlight EDC or commuting pack.

As per its name, the Distance 15 is a fully featured trail running backpack with a capacity of 15 liters designed to be light and comfortable enough to be carried over long distances. An adjustable elastic-corded side compression system keeps the pack lightweight and snug around your body, like a running vest or harness. It includes six pockets on the front: two made to carry a soft water flask, two smaller stretch pockets for nutrition storage, and two zippered pocket sleeves with sweatproof material, all integrated into the running vest-inspired shoulder straps. One of the zippered pockets includes a corded safety whistle, while the other is lined with waterproof material to protect gadgets and phones.

The pack is built from the company's own Distance fabric, made of UHMWP 10x ripstop yarns that make it 10 times stronger than steel per weight, while remaining light enough to float on water. Expect it to be durable as it was designed for climbing abrasion resistance. The water repellent main compartment is cinched up and closed via a drawstring and hook system. Inside, an interior stretch mesh divider holds water bladders which have their own hose routing through the pack. The same compartment can be used for other urban essentials, like a tablet or a small laptop. A zippered pocket for wallet and key storage is also available to secure more sensitive items.

On the back, a specially designed vapor barrier back panel keeps you from getting drenched with sweat while keeping the pack's contents dry, perfect for a trek or even a long daily commute. Stitchless and taped edges on the lightweight shoulder straps means nothing digs into your skin while carrying the pack, ensuring comfort even with a full load. Should the daily grind take you way off the beaten path, the Distance 15 offers specialized tool compartments to secure heavier gear as needed.

As an EDC bag the Distance 15 offers you lots of easily accessible storage, on-the-fly adjustability and a light and airy build. The hydration sleeve can carry up to a 13 inch laptop, and it has enough features and options for storage to keep your belongings dry and well organized. You get all this in a pack built to be flexible and tough enough for all your adventures. Get this lightweight, feature-filled, and rugged pack in your choice of two colors at the Amazon link below.

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Trending: MecArmy X7S

Trending: MecArmy X7S

For Survival Saturday's trending gear, we take a look at one of the most unique flashlights you can add to your EDC. The MecArmy X7S is a combination LED flashlight, lighter, and dry storage container. The light itself features a 130 lumen CREE XP-G2 LED that can throw light out to around 193 feet. Easy one-handed twist activation turns the light on and controls its output from an 8-lumen Low mode to its highest setting. The integrated 10180 li-ion battery lasts six hours on the Low setting and conveniently recharges via micro-USB. The X7S lighter resembles a trusty peanut lighter, designed for use with liquid fuel and measures in at a mere 2” long with the cap attached. The storage area is just big enough for pills or a spare battery. And because the body is made out of precision CNCed 304 stainless steel featuring IPX8 water resistance, you can feel confident that it can withstand the elements. The best part: each module of the X7S can be assembled with the rest, letting you customize depending on your day's needs. Add the MecArmy X7S to your EDC at the link below.

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