John Rainsford

Every Day Carry

This article was posted on Monday, 26th May 2014

A few years ago, I partook in the Flickr group The Items We Carry, a fun group where you display the generally mundane items you carry on your person. You can see what I was carrying on the 10th August 2011 below.

The items I was carrying on 10th August 2011

Check out that Nokia!

Since then, it seems that the focus on those mundane items has become a thing in itself. At some point the phrase 'Every Day Carry' [sic] (or 'EDC', as the initialism-loving people would say) became widespread, and essentially is used to describe all the crap that we lug around every day.

While I wouldn't get too obsessive with my 'EDC', it is fun to peruse the various different groups on Flickr. I still only carry my wallet, phone and keys on my person, but I also carry a bag of stuff, to and from my work (I am a web designer) every day, including a laptop, associated cables, notebooks, pens, pencils, books, and anything else I have to have with me.

For me, the appeal of the EDC groups is seeing how best to organise a bag full of stuff. My favourite so far has been these Maxpedition pouches- like a hard wearing pencil case, as seen below. I may need to pick one up and get myself organised.

Photo from https://www.flickr.com/photos/cole_ewert/11661475585

Photo from Flickr by Cole Ewert

So, have you asked yourself- what is your Every Day Carry?

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