12 Green Essentials to Carry This St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, but you can't rely on pure luck when it comes to being prepared. Many people celebrate by wearing green, but why stop there when you can carry it, too? Green is a great color for EDC: you can choose to go with a darker olive drab for military and outdoors use, or a vibrant shade so you can easily spot it at the bottom of a pack. With spring on the way, it’s as good a time as any to take a look at your carry and add some handy essentials that’ll help you avoid those mischievous leprechauns. Check out our picks for some green gear you can add to your carry this spring:
Zippo Green Matte Clover Lighter
With warmer weather on the way you’ll probably find yourself outdoors more often than in the colder months, so it’s a good idea to have a reliable source of fire and this matte green Zippo should do the trick. There’s a four leaf clover on it if you’re feeling extra festive, but the key feature here is the windproof flame that this lighter provides. Thanks to the small size of Zippo lighters it should be easy finding a place for it in your EDC.
Ontario Knives RAT-1
Whether you’re out hiking or trying to open a stubborn box, a sturdy knife is an essential part of many EDCs. The RAT-1’s larger blade size gives you plenty of cutting edge to work with (for a smaller blade, check out its little brother, the RAT-2) in an excellent value blade.
The Leatherman Micra is one of the best keychain multitools you can get. It has spring-loaded scissors, a flathead screwdriver, tweezers, bottle opener, and 6 other tools in a body that’s only 2.5 inches in length when closed. The Micra is perfect for EDC and let’s be honest, who couldn’t use another bottle opener this time of year?
With an aluminum alloy construction, this flashlight is a durable EDC option. It pumps out 110 lumens, is water resistant up to 2 meters, and you can easily find a place for it in your pocket or keychain thanks to a slim design.
Spyderco Endura 4
For a knife that’s as versatile as you are, the Spyderco Endura is a good choice. It’s lightweight enough for EDC and has a 4-way clip so you can carry it however is easiest for you.
The Olight i3e is a great option for EDC. It’s designed to be conveniently attached to your keychain so you’ll never leave home without it. With a 45 lumen max output it’s the perfect tool for smaller tasks, like quickly finding something you dropped.
Add a touch of green to your knife collection with this lightweight pocket knife. It has Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening system which makes it great for one-handed use. With its sub 2.5” blade length, it’s a sensible option for most EDCs.
Seiko 5 SNK805
An affordable way to keep time is this military-style timepiece from Seiko. The white numbers on the green watch face make it easy to read and you know it can withstand EDC thanks to its stainless steel build. Make this a part of your carry and avoid ever being late again.
Rite in the Rain Tactical Notebook
When it comes to weather resistant notebooks, it’s hard to beat Rite in the Rain. Their notebooks are popular in the EDC community mainly because of their waterproofing, but also because of their pocketable size. You can easily take notes in any kind of weather with one of these in your pocket.
You’d be surprised how often a pen comes in handy, which is why many people carry at least one. Whether you’re taking notes or signing a check, the Parker Jotter is a tried-and-true EDC pen.
KeySmart 2.0 Compact
If you’re tired of carrying around a jingling ring of keys, the KeySmart 2.0 is an efficient way to carry them. You can hold up to 8 keys without making a sound and with so many color options, you can definitely find one to match your EDC.
Recycled Firefighter Money Clip Wallet
These wallets are made from recycled firehoses and you can easily stash up to 8 cards and some cash. Consider this if you’re after a slim wallet with a unique history that makes a statement.
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