British EDC.

United Kingdom
My EDC comes from a years of finding myself in unprepared situations. I like to keep everything on me but it comes at the cost of pocket space, I have taken measures to minimise this cost. I started with the Secrid wallet, it's compact size has saved so much space in my pocket. The 2 foot, retractable keyring has a clasp so I can hook it to my belt loop. I keep the small items that would normally be lost at the bottom of my pockets on the keyring, easy to access when I need them. The flash drive has a size 1 Nite-Ize for easy removal. My car key is kept on another belt loop with a size 2 Nite-Ize, again for easy access and removal.

I keep a Mu plug on me. If you aren't from the UK then let me tell you, UK plugs are huge and bulky. A foreign student who came to the UK was shocked at the size and decided to make a compact, foldable alternative; perfect for EDC. The AmazonBasics Lightning to USB auto retracts into a neat case, when you have a lot in your pocket, the last thing you need is a cable tangled around everything. I keep my EarPods wrapped around a Bobino cord wrap for this reason too.

I have clips in my Leatherman sheath, Thrunite T10S and Fisher Space Pen and keep them hooked on my pocket for easy grabbing. Leatherman Juice CS4 is a perfect tool for a UK EDC, Britain has strict knife laws so no locking and no blade over 3 and a half inches. The Thrunite is an excellent torch and has helped me out many times. The Fisher is a new addition. I used to keep a True Utility keyring pen but its ink ran out too quickly. So far the Fisher seems perfect.

The iPod Nano also has a clip and it fits nicely in the fifth pocket.

Being a sufferer of severe migraines, I keep a pill box on me with strong co-codomol tablets. Georg Jensen has made a nice, discreet box that is slim but roomy.

The Casio GW-M5610-1ER is the perfect watch. Classic 80's design makes it stand out, it illuminates, is shock/water resistant, has alarms, a stopwatch, has low power consumption and is solar powered. Who needs a smart watch?

I chose Oakley glasses because of their reputation for being able to take a beating. I have to where them everyday so I want them to last.

I keep a Friendly Swede paracord braclet on my wrist but I forgot to add it to the pile. It's there for emergencies, as is the whistle.

The pins are for charities/causes I donate to.

The necklace is my father's and is the most important item in my EDC.

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That Mu folding charger is a really cool innovation, but looks expensive. I've been hunting around for a pocketably compact folding system to charge my cell phone, but it seems like the market still needs to innovate more on that front.
Daniel ·
It depends on which one you buy. The Mu Classic is £15 and is the equivalent of the small iPhone chargers. £15 is expensive but it's so handy to have in your pocket and makes it worth the price. I have the double USB version and it was £22, in hindsight I probably should have got the single port. They also do a 2.4 amp version and this is the equivalent of an iPad charger. The market really does, I've only seen one alternative and it's still bulky.
I would also have to factor in shipping to the US, which is extensive. The only way to get that Mu via Amazon is in a $50 three-pack, bundled with UK and EU chargers. Seems really handy for those who hop between all three areas, but useless to me.
Franklion ·
We share similar methodologies when choosing what items to have for our EDC. We even have almost identical set ups with completely different products. Fascinating! There are even a couple of things that you do that I used to do to until I found something that better fit my needs. We should connect on the forums.