Everyday carry (EDC) why you should.

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(EDC) every day carry a knife or multitool, why would you want to do such a thing?

here are a few reasons why you should consider picking up the habit of having an EDC knife or multitool with you.

  1. utility: Having a knife or multitool (EDC) on you at all times is much more useful that one might think. So useful in fact that you’d need to carry a knife for a while to really belive it. Sure enough once you do start carrying a knife or multitool you’re likely to be pulling your knife or multitool out on a daily basis for some small task you won’t even remember. It was over so quickly and without incident that it won’t even register because you were prepared.
  2. failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Not that you should be preparing for every possible scenario, but carrying a knife or multitool is a good way of being prepared for the odd job or general problem that demands a sharp edge. Once you’re prepared for a task, that task usually gets done much quicker when compared to being unprepared. Something about having an EDC is it brings a sort of piece of mind with it knowing that no matter what the challenge you have at least some basic tools to take care of it.
  3. being handy for people around you. Everybody likes the guy or gal that has the ability to help out or better yet the tools on hand to help. It’s a good way to make new lasting connections people tend not to forget people who helped them. It’s also a good conversation starter. During your travels you’ll meet plenty of other people who carry different gear. That’s an opportunity to compare gear and get a face to face review on his gear and give your opinion on your EDC.
  4. it builds good habits, once you’ve effectively increased the amount of things that you won’t leave the house without, you need to keep track of those things while you’re out and about not forgetting things will become easier with time you definitely don’t want to lose or misplace your expensive folding knife so training yourself to put your tools back where you took them from will become second nature. Meaning that you’ll most likely need to devise or discover a method to carry your EDC without it being inconvenient or cumbersome, some ingenuity and or resourcefulness will be required for this, the way you carry your EDC will change depending on what you’re wearing for clothing. It’s constantly changing but after you find the way you prefer to carry your EDC it becomes easier to adapt that method for many different kinds of outfits and situations. Maintaining your EDC is another challenge. Far too many people neglect to maintain their knife or multitool which reduces their reliability, so they’re more likely to malfunction in the field setting yourself up a monthly schedule to take time aside to sharpen your blades and lubricate any moving parts to keep them sliding smoothly and preventing undue part wear. This practise instills a (albeit basic) monthly schedule. The monthly schedule allows you to plan other things around that event giving you a time frame to complete that task like checking your vehicles oil levels, or setting up your schedule for next month.
  5. Self defence: Though i like to see my EDC purely as an incredibly versatile set of tools, to be used for work. It would be foolish for me to completely ignore their potential to be weapons of self defence or a general deterrent for violent encounters.

There you have it. A few reasons why having an EDC is a good idea in general. It leads to you being a more prepared and much better organized person. If you do it right it’ll make you a better person to have around so do your research and find out what you want for your EDC.

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