micahtbyrd via EDCF (source)
Thank you Graze for my rockin’ robin!
Since getting my GR2 I’ve been able to take my camera everywhere I go. I subsequently am able to carry much more then just the items in my pockets: top left (bandana, change, Benchmade Griptillian, mini Bic w/ duct tape, money clip/card wallet, and keys on a caribiner) There is a presta/shrader valve adapter on my key ring for those days when i ride my bike, however this is my setup for the days I’m on my skateboard. In the MEC toiletries bag: 100ft para-cord, tea lights(wrapped in duct tape), some first aid essentials, shoelaces, Zippo mini measuring tape, Petzel Tikka 2 headlamp (extra set of batteries wrapped in duct tape), waterproof matches, toothbrush, Krazy Glue, Coleman Multi-tool, and a Nalgene container full of Chia seeds. Inside my GoRuck I’ve attached a Hazard4 Forward observer to the molle in the main compartment (sideways so it can be deployed like a sling pack without removing the bag from my back). Inside/attached to the Forward Observer is my Nikon D300 (or Minolta x-700), compass, Rite in the Rain, K-Way, Light my Fire knife and Tinder-on-a-rope. Other items that float around the GR2’s pockets are the GSI Glacier Flask full of Bourbon, Buck tree saw and a skate tool.
2 years, 5 months, 1 week and 2 days: A good and faithful servant of light.
This is my final push to get a few more likes and reblogs to try and win this competition. The above timespan is how long my FOURSEVENS Quark MiNi CR2 has lasted in my carry. It was the item that started me on the road down the EDC path and it has faithfully lit up the darkest crevasses of the last two and a half years.
As you can see from the above image, the years of handwork are starting to take its toll on the poor thing and it is in dire need of retirement. Not a stuffy box retirement but a slightly more secure residence that dangling from my keys. To do this I will need a young replacement of a similar blood line. Therefore, let this photo be like puppy dog eyes begging you all to like, reblog and help win me a new torch.
I love this entry from Nat, who also curates the highly clickable Pack Config blog. I love the simplicity of the items Nat’s chosen to carry here. Nothing overtly tactical - just good solid gear. Anyway as I’ve said before: if you’re not following Pack Config, you should be!
November EDC 2013
- Seiko SNE095P2
- Zebra Sharbo X
- iPhone 5
- FOURSEVENS Quark Tactical AA
- SAK Tinker
- FOURSEVENS Quark MiNi CR2
- Rememberance Day Poppy
- Car and house key
- Custom made paracord lanyard with Lego block (my wife has an identical one; they fit together to make a heart).
Stihl Chainsaws, Cloquet, MN.
Nice chainsaw icon!
As the use of paratroops was increasing during the Malaya confrontation in the 1950’s, a British colonel asked the leader of a platoon of Gurkha if they would be prepared to jump from a C130.
Somewhat to the colonel’s surprise, the Gurkha sergeant requested a day to talk it over with his men.
The next day, the Gurkha duly reported that they would do it, but only over marshy ground with the aicraft flying at no more than 100ft.
'But at a hundred feet the parachutes wouldn't work,' the colonel explained.
The Gurkha replied, ‘Parachutes? No-one mentioned parachutes!’
"If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha."
Fast Pack Friday: TAD Junkies
So recently I came across a Facebook group of people that call themselves TAD Junkies. Being a bit of a fan of TAD’s gear myself I joined up and found that they’re a great bunch of guys and girls, trading, talking about and sharing their TAD gear. It’s definitely worth checking out if you like anything made by Triple Aught Design.
I asked if any of their members would like to submit a pack configuration and a number of them stepped up.
This is a nice foliage green set up with a cool selection of patches and pouches. I like how the black pouches work with the foliage colour. Not really seen that being done much. The black SOLAS patch looks great with this. I like the Motus patch too!
After selling my black Fastpack EDC a couple years ago I had some regrets doing so. So yesterday at the doorstep was a new foliage EDC. I know the pouches aren’t foliage but I kind of like the black with the foliage look. I carried it to work today and am happy I order this pack.