Everyday carry

Everyday carry (EDC) or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on person every day.[1][2] The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, and to prepare someone for unexpected and possibly dangerous situations. Some of the most common EDC items are knives, flashlights, multitools, wallets, smartphones, watches, key rings, notebooks, firearms and pens.[1][2][3][4]

A person's everyday carry objects, laid out in a knolled arrangement

While often distributed among pockets in everyday clothing, carry options are frequently expanded by the addition of clothing accessories like a fanny pack, purse, small day pack, bracelets, or even footwear like long boots or a vest with pockets.[1] How EDC items are stored, though, depends on the purpose and intentions of EDC items. For example, if one is worried about being abducted and collects items to assist an escape, they may store items in more discreet locations.[5] Everyday carry has become an internet subculture.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c Acker, Amelia; Carter, Daniel (2018). "Pocket Preppers: Performing Preparedness with Everyday Carry Posts on Instagram". Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society - SMSociety '18. SMSociety '18. Copenhagen, Denmark: ACM Press: 207–211. doi:10.1145/3217804.3217913. ISBN 9781450363341.
  2. ^ a b Tiidenberg, Katrin; Whelan, Andrew (2017-04-03). "Sick bunnies and pocket dumps: "Not-selfies" and the genre of self-representation". Popular Communication. 15 (2): 141–153. doi:10.1080/15405702.2016.1269907. ISSN 1540-5702.
  3. ^ Contributor, Guest (2015-06-23). "What is Everyday Carry (EDC)?". The Art of Manliness. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  4. ^ "Getting Comfortable with EDC | Gun Talk". guntalk.com. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  5. ^ "100 Deadly Skills | The SEAL Operative's Survival Guide". 100 Deadly Skills. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  6. ^ Wright, Steven T. (24 July 2019). "Meet the men obsessed with carrying all the right stuff". Vox.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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