My EDC (Every Day Carry) For 2021 – Revisited

Earlier this year, I posted my Every Day Carry which comprises the things that I take with me on a daily basis. Thanks to the advice of avid readers of this blog, and some research on my own, I’ve revised my every day carry. Let’s start with my phone which hasn’t changed:

My current phone is the iPhone 12 Pro. It covers my needs for a fast phone with great cameras, lots of storage, and an amazing screen. I always keep my phones in a case, and the case that I use on a daily basis is the Spigen Tough Armor which has a kickstand for watching media hands free. But more importantly promises twice the military standard for drop protection. Seeing that this phone is insanely expensive, protecting it is top of mind. To add to that protection, I have added a FloLab NanoArmour Anti-Microbial Screen Protector screen protector on it so that scratches on the screen are a non-issue and it gives the screen some extra resilience. The anti-microbial features are really just a bonus.

I also go out with my Apple Watch Series 6 with cellular as that’s a great way to stay in touch without carrying my phone if I choose to do that as I can stay in touch minus my phone. It also keeps track of all my health metrics as that’s important to me these days as I am working very hard to get into better shape and lose weight. Before the world started ending, I used to change my watch bands to match my mood or to match an event that I am going to. These days I generally leave on a Nike Sport Band that I got as a gift from a client. But if you want to see my current collection of Apple Watch bands, you can have a look at them here.

My keys are the next things that I grab. My keys are in a KeyPort Pivot 2.0 key holder which includes a flashlight on the outside and a pen on the inside. One thing that I appreciate about this setup is that keys don’t dig into my thighs and they don’t jingle. Besides having actual keys and a key fob for my condo, I also have the Apple AirTag on them to find them when I misplace them. Since you can’t directly mount an AirTag to anything, I use the Belkin Secure Holder with this as it’s secure and cheap relative to the cost of what Apple wants you to pay for their products. I also have a hook on them that allows me to add these when I need them:

  • In case I need to do something with a client that requires storage, I have a Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB USB drive which is a recent addition to my EDC that will come in handy when the world stops ending.
  • In case I need a USB-C or Lightning cable on the go, I have this Lever Gear CableKit which ensures that I am not caught out.

On my car keys I have Apple AirTags on them for the same reason why I have them on my house keys. The cool thing about the AirTrags is that it is IP67 water resistant and has a replaceable battery. So I can get some long term use from them.

Even in the era of paying for things with your phone or watch, you need to have a wallet. That’s why my wallet of choice is the Bryker Hyde 2 ID Window wallet. It’s feels really upscale via the quality leather that the wallet uses, and has more than enough space for all my cards and ID. It does have RFID blocking capabilities. But one has to question if that’s really required as evidenced by this article. But having said that, it allows me to do this with it.

I have an Apple AirTag in my wallet so I can keep track of this wallet as I have a habit of misplacing it in my condo. It’s loud enough when it comes to yours truly playing a sound to find it, and it may even come in handy to track it should I be pick pocketed as Apple has over a billion devices out there who can help you to find the things that you might lose. It does create a bit of a bulge in my wallet which is still acceptable as it doesn’t feel any different in my hand or in my pocket when folded.

I’ve been carrying this Victorinox CyberTool M for years. And if you look at the picture, it shows as you can see that it does have some light scratches on it. Despite that it still looks great and works just fine. That’s a testament to the quality that Victorinox builds into I use it to do everything from open up computers and to open up Amazon boxes as it has 32 different tools on it that are useful for almost any situation.

While I drive, I use these Rudy Project Deewhy sunglasses with Polar3FX Grey lenses. These are polarized lenses that filter harmful UV rays and eliminates glare by selectively filtering non harmful wavelengths through the lens. It’s designed to filter glare from car headlights, sun rays and the refracted light on wet or shiny surfaces like water and snow. All of which means that my eyes don’t take a beating when I drive

Seeing as the world is still ending because of COVID-19, a mask is a necessity when you are outside your home. My wife and I use these Devon+Lange 3 layer face masks that are made from silver infused premium modal, and they have a filter pocket to hold the included PM2.5 filters. There’s also a removable and replaceable nose pieces to ensure that they fit properly. These masks are comfortable to wear, I can breathe in them and I can wear them for long periods of time.

That’s my EDC or every day carry. What do you think? What do you think I should add to it? Drop a comment and share your thoughts.

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