EDC is Everyday Carry
At Everyday Carry we provide an in-depth look into the pockets, professions, and lives of our community. Since 2009, we’ve been committed to helping people discover items to improve their day-to-day lives, prepare for adventure, excel in the workplace and tackle unexpected emergencies in stride.
Through our website, users can share their everyday carry (EDC) essential items carried on a daily basis or for a specific task, browse others’ EDCs, and explore a database of popular, tried-and-true products used by peers for related professions and interests. Our goal is to help you find the right tools for the job and provide a community for you to share your EDC and the story behind it.
“I have spent most of my career working on tech startups, so I really hold the ‘geeky’ roots of EDC very close. I was first introduced to EDC about 10 years ago. Up until that point, I knew that I spent time on refining my carry, but I did not know there were others who cared about it as well. I think moving forward, what resonates with me is being able to provide a better platform for people to discover items that improve their life.”
“Drawing from my deep roots in jolly old England, I have learned to emphasize the quality and heritage in regards to Everyday Carry. Focusing on items with history and depth, character and roots defines the critical aspects of EDC for me. God save the Queen!”
“I’ve always had a passion for gadgets and gear. Having studied biomedical engineering in college, I paid close attention to useful design. My borderline obsessive research as a result of my academic background and serial hobbyism led to the creation of Everyday Carry in 2009 as a personal blog to document neat finds, curate quality content, and to share a favorite interest of mine with new audiences.”
“I like gear built well enough to last a lifetime as much as I like being ready for any situation, so the principles of EDC are a natural fit for my lifestyle. I'm constantly thinking about how best to streamline the items I take along with me to be more efficient in everything I do. Discovering awesome products every day and sharing them with the world through the site is both a pleasure and an honor.”
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“Discovering EDC gave me the tools and the framework to crystalize and clarify a few things I’d always wanted to achieve with my gear. That opened up a whole new vista of possibilities. But by far the most interesting and rewarding thing has been learning about the stories behind all of the EDCs out there, and getting to share them with a wider audience.”
“As a multidisciplinary jack-of-all-trades, I’ve always sought to carry around the tools and gadgets needed to fulfill the varied tasks required of me. I seek efficient solvency for everyday problems, and the best alternatives to them if needed. I look forward to sharing what I learn with you all.”
“I’ve been a part of EDC before I even knew what it was. I commuted throughout elementary school and have always been very aware of what items come with me and what gets left behind. Although I may have swapped out my gameboy for a smartphone, that same careful consideration has stayed with me over the years. To me a good carry is a light carry, so I’m always looking for gadgets and gear with a high cool-to-weight ratio. Currently I am working towards a degree in biology and live the life of a digital nomad.”
“I’ve been EDCing for some time now, always on the lookout for gear that balances both aesthetics and function. My preference is towards the minimal side of things, but all of the small details are where it counts for me. I also have a passion for analog writing instruments, photography, and of course writing. I love being able to provide people with insight on how to further their hobby and learn more about it.”
“Building and selecting each component of an EDC setup is a fun and interesting thought exercise, akin to my older hobby of bike fitting and helping new cyclists build their bike from the ground up. It’s fun because you get to survey and experience a lot of gear as you evolve your setup, and it’s interesting because it provides insight to how you think: the kind of solutions you carry reflect the kind of problem-solver that you are. And much like a bike that’s built and fit just for you, everybody’s EDC is a very personal and very customized selection of choices. Same as bike parts, I enjoy researching and learning about the latest EDC gear, looking for that ever-elusive piece of the puzzle that makes it all click.”