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Showing posts with label Max. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #10 Zombie Guy

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring another entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #10

From the top:
1. Baseball cap with Blood Type patch
2. Tampon (yes, there are many uses for a tampon, blood stop, water purification, etc...)
3. Defender tactical flashlight
4. Steri Strips
5. Pouch with wire saw, tin foil, duct tape, can opener, Safety Pins
6. Headset for my comms
7. Back up 9V battery LED Flashlight
8. Tinder
9. My radio
10. Celox
11. Leatherman mini plier
12. Matches
13. Condor leg pouch bag
14. knife sharpener with black electrical tape wrapped around outside
15. Lock Pick set
16. Pen
17. Zero Tolerance Knife
18. Inside clear pouch: Condom, super glue, band aid, button compass, whistle stripped down to smallest size
19. sutures 4-0 & 2-0
20. Altoids tin with back up meds

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #9 Kim

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring another entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #9

The purse is a Fossil bag, real leather, amazingly durable, which sits right up under my armpit when my feet are on any ground not owned by me. At this time, I am not a CCW holder (soon to be remedied!) so the 9mm stays home with the 12guage, which lays just under my side of the bed for home defense. The small black leather bag is actually belt-ready & holds my "PSK" items. I realize there's a LOT there...hell, I carry it 12 - 14 hours a day! It may seem a bit of overkill, but I grew up with a bunch of little sisters (no brothers) & was always having to solve their issues at the drop of a hat. Add to that the libertarian/survivalist mindset, the military connections throughout my life (daughter of the Air Force, wife of the Marine Corps & mother of the Army) & you've got yourself a fully prepared back-country redneck woman living/working in glamorous glittery Las Vegas! Below is the list of contents, starting top right:

Keychain
Work cell (always accompanied by personal cell, with which this photo was taken - Samsung Galaxy Smartphone)
Cinnamon Chewing Gum
Godiva Chocolate Pearls (The answer is chocolate....no matter what the question is!)
Altoids Mints (tin used as PSK tin for Christmas gift :-D)
Miniature Chocolate bar
Change purse with cash
Assortment of pens, sharpies (silver & black) & a highlighter
2 energy bars
Jolly Rancher hard candy
Mini-bic
Flashdrives with vital data
Various post-it notes, tabs, etc.
Assorted paper/binder clips
Cigarette case with business cards/contacts
Pkg of wet wipes
PSK belt-ready bag (emptied for this photo)
Gerber mini multi-tool (PSK)
Purdy lil boot knife w/sheath - gift from hubby (PSK)
Minimal make-up (foundation, powder, concealer & mascara)
Blistex tube (because chapstick melts in a Las Vegas summer!)
Wallet w/ID, Debit card, vital insurance info, CPR & FA cards
Mini Tide Pen
Dental Floss
Disposable toothbrush/toothpick
Super Glue (PSK - wrapped in duct tape so it doesn't leak! Been there, done THAT!)
12ft tape measure
Nail File
Multi-head Screwdriver
Eyeglass repair kit w/extra threaded needle, mini-rubber bands, etc. (PSK)
Wire saw & braided wire cable snare (PSK)
1gal. freezer ziploc bag (PSK)
Glass-cleaning cloth (PSK)
Map compass (PSK)
Iboprofen
Pill fob w/iodine-based H2O purification tabs (double-duty for anti-rad treatment - PSK)
Container w/Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Benadryl & Anti-diarrheal (PSK)
Various antiseptic wipes (PSK)
CPR Face Shield (PSK)
Latex-free gloves (PSK)
10ft. braided mason's twine (PSK)
Folded mini-loaf pan (PSK)
Flashlight (PSK)
12ft duct tape wrapped around 2 old business cards with the following tucked inside (PSK):
-- 3 safety pins
-- large darning needle pre-threaded with heavy waxed cord
-- circle of foam for floating magnetized needle on
-- survival guide print-out
-- old ID to use to open doors
-- spare paper
-- P38 can opener
Mini-bic lighter (PSK)
Tinder - cottonballs soaked in petroleum jelly packed into a travel-sized pill container (PSK)
Camp matches with more tinder, in a small ziploc bag (PSK)

I also have the Marine Corp Summer Survival Guide on my cell phone. :-D

Thanks!

~K


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Saturday, January 12, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #8 James

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring another entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #8

Here's my entry for the EDC contest.
Wallet- money, cards, licenses, permits.
Phone- contacts, apps for flashlight, compass, survival and first aid guides, emergency info, maps.
Bracelet- 550 cord, 9ft.
Gun- Heckler and Koch USP 40 compact, 13 rds of Speer Gold Dot hollow points. Clip draw mounted on the slide eliminates the need for a holster.
Knife- Boker Plus folder with pocket clip.
Tool- Boker mini pry bar, nail puller, glass breaker.
Keys- just keys
Tool- Swiss Tech folding pliers, screwdrivers, ruler.
Business card holder- business cards, band aids, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, split ring, matches and striker.
James

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Friday, January 11, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #7 Dan

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring another entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #7

1. Colt's Government Model 1911 (stainless) in .45 ACP. Used these guns since I began carrying a pistol in 1998, and I'm comfortable with them. Loaded with 8 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 185gr FTX. Carried at about 4:00 on my right side.

2. Milt Sparks "Summer Special 2." I love this leather holster, it rides and conceals well and of course fits the Colt like a glove. Though it's not in the photo (it's on my pants!) the belt makes *all* the difference with this gun/holster -- I use a 1.5-inch wide brown bullhide belt, made by Jim Speidel (The Beltman) -- and it holds the weight of that big pistol very well. The price of the belt was worth every penny. Carrying a heavy gun with a floppy belt is misery. 

3. Blackberry for work.

4. Cheap "Sacred Fire" LED Flashlight. I think I got this thing for $10, since I got tired of carrying my SureFire 6Z around and wanted to see how something smaller would work out. It has a glow-in-the-dark tailcap, which I like, and will take either a AA battery or a CR123A (which makes it brighter, and what's in there). I figured if I liked having this smaller pocket light, I'd get something better after it died (and for ten bucks, it was a good test, right?), yet it's been going for more than two years now. I'm probably pushing my luck with this one and since I do use it quite a bit, should look at getting a Fenix or another smaller SureFire.

5. Victorinox Swiss Army knife -- Officer's model. Gets used every day. Smaller and lighter than a full-size multi-tool, and I use the scissors on this knife way more than I'd ever use the pliers on a multi-tool.

6. Carmex lip balm for chapped lips. This is good stuff.

7. Keys for truck and house.

8. IMCO Super Triplex. A really slick little lighter, made in Austria, and a handy thing to have even for a non-smoker. The fuel cell with the wick is removable, and lets you light things like camp fires, pipes, and whatnot that needs distance from the lighter. I think the company is out of business now, which is a bummer.

9. Don Hume leather single-stack mag pouch with an 8-round Colt's magazine. Also loaded with the Hornady Critical Defense ammo. Sits at about 8:00 on my belt.

10. Gerber Paraframe knife. Very light and sharp and only 20 bucks, so I wouldn't cry if I lost it. My father-in-law just gave me a really nice CRKT M4 knife for Christmas, though, so I think the Gerber is going to be shuffled to the "backup" role.

11. Wallet. Made out of baseball glove leather, this has only gotten better with age. Holds the usual ID, CCW permit, cash, cards, etc.

I'm a Levi's/T-shirt/flannel shirt and hiking boots kinda guy, so that's what I typically wear over/with all this.

Occasionally the Colt gets replaced by an old J-frame Smith & Wesson 342PD AirLite Ti in .38 Special, which rides in a little leather Mitch Rosen "Workman" holster -- a very light (11 oz) and easy-to-conceal revolver, especially in the summer. Not much fun to shoot, though.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

EDC Contest Entry #2 Max in Colorado

Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring the second entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal. Looking both at broad tools (pistol, folding knife, light, multi tool, etc all) and specifically digging into the this vs that of a Wambanger 29 vs a Doohickey A3.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

 Onto Entry #2
Wallet with ID, permit, insurance documents, debit card
Fenix TK15 flashlight - the different brightness levels make this my favorite light
Pocket knife
Chapstick -also works great if your fingers crack
Gerber multitool
M&P Shield 9mm with 2 extra magazines - slim and super concealable
Pen
$200 cash - for emergency reserve
$10,000 open credit Mastercard - for when the cash isn't enough this will get me home from just about anywhere during normal times

Not pictured: shoes (trail tread lightweight running Inov8's) - I think this is a #1 overlooked item, can't do much in crappy shoes (who can really run or move fast in flip flops for very long?).

That's my EDC gear.

Max in Colorado Springs
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Everybody give this entry a round of applause. You can see EDC Contest entry #1 by Jacob here. As always comments and input are welcome. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Couple New Blogs

 Max in Colorado Springs has been around for awhile but this is the first time I've seen it. He is a frequent commenter here and seems like a good dude.

Backup Disaster Recovery is a new site. Seems to be sort of an aggregator but it's a bit soon to tell exactly what it's going to be like.

Both are worth checking out if you have spots open on the ole internet reading list.

Monday, December 3, 2012

EDC Contest Entry #2 Max in Colorado


Hey Folks, I am pleased to bring the second entry for our EDC Contest. First we will quickly recap what is going on. The broad strokes are this. I want to share and discuss the stuff we carry around every day AKA EDC. Taking pictures of our stuff and talking about it is my goal. Looking both at broad tools (pistol, folding knife, light, multi tool, etc all) and specifically digging into the this vs that of a Wambanger 29 vs a Doohickey A3.

The prizes will be as follows:
1st Place: 3 Sport Berkey Water Bottles donated by LPC Survival ($69 value)
2nd Place: 1 Blackhawk Holster donated by LuckyGunner.com ($50 value)
3rd Place:  1 Snare-Vival-Trap cough garote cough donated by Camping Survival ($17 value)

Wildcard: This one goes to whoever I want to give it to for whatever reason I feel like. It will be a grab bag donated by yours truly. The exact makeup is TBD depending on what I have lying around  and may include books, gear, medical stuff or even a couple silver dimes. ($30+  value)

Check out the details and my example post here. 

Onto the post. Max in Colorado's EDC.




Wallet with ID, permit, insurance documents, debit card
Fenix TK15 flashlight - the different brightness levels make this my favorite light
Pocket knife
Chapstick -also works great if your fingers crack
Gerber multitool
M&P Shield 9mm with 2 extra magazines - slim and super concealable
Pen
$200 cash - for emergency reserve
$10,000 open credit Mastercard - for when the cash isn't enough this will get me home from just about anywhere during normal times

Not pictured: shoes (trail tread lightweight running Inov8's) - I think this is a #1 overlooked item, can't do much in crappy shoes (who can really run or move fast in flip flops for very long?).

That's my EDC gear.

Max in Colorado Springs

Ryan here:  Please everybody thank Max for his entry. As always comments are welcome.

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