Everyday carry (EDC) or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on person every day. The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, including possible emergency situations. Some of the most common EDC items are wallets, key rings, phones, watches, knives, flashlights, multitools, notebooks, and pens.
While often distributed among pockets in everyday clothing, carry options are frequently expanded by the addition of clothing accessories like a fanny pack, purse, small day pack, bracelets, or even footwear like long boots or a vest with pockets. How EDC items are stored, though, depends on the purpose and intentions of EDC items. The optimization of everyday carry (kit/layouts and carry modes) has become an internet subculture.
- Bug-out bag
- Concealed carry
- Emergency management
- Open carry
- Mini survival kit
- Wright, Steven T. (24 July 2019). "Meet the men obsessed with carrying all the right stuff". Vox.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
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