Basic EDC essentials every man should carry

Everyday Carry Gear
Charlie Cooper / Updated: Apr 6th 2020 / Everyday Carry

So you’ve gotten interested in the wonderful world of everyday carry and you want to make your life a little easier and more practical, but you’re stuck. Stuck on where to start, which is more than ok. The best advice would be to start slowly and think of essentials other EDC users have in their collection before you spend money on a really expensive bulletproof, laser beaming gold watch that you may not ever use. However, there are some essential items that every man should carry in their collection and that you should carry as well Mr New to EDC Reader.

The two most obvious essentials are your phone and wallet however that is a given in this day and age that most men will be carrying it around. One essential that isn’t a given that you should be carrying is a multi-tool. A multi-tool is a small device that is filled with a variety of small utility tools that you can flip in and out. Tools that are commonly featured in one are scissors, screwdrivers, bottle openers and other cutting tools. In many ways like a Swiss Army Knife, multi-tools are known for its versatility and practicality whilst still being an easily portable item that you can simply carry in a pocket. Incredibly useful in many situations it is the quintessential EDC item every man should carry.

An overlooked EDC item that becomes handy in so many situations is the trusty old pen. Yes, a pen. There are many times a pen comes in useful with not everything being digitised yet, you may end up in need of a pen more times than what can be expected. A simple item that is a basic EDC every man should have in their arsenal.

Other basic EDC essentials every man should be carrying are a watch, a notebook and a small flashlight. Regardless of whatever you choose to put into your EDC collection, all these items should be a part of any man’s collection.