Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
On our last community showcase of the year, we talk to Lonnie from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who works as a Sr. Network Engineer. Being the multi-talented and jack-of-all-trades modern man that he is, Lonnie is involved in everything from primitive tent camping to fine-dining, gun collecting to playing the piano. Read on to find out more about Lonnie’s intriguingly diverse interests and everyday carry!
My name is Lonnie William Aldrich III and I’m based in Fort Wayne, Indiana though I’m originally from South Carolina. I’m employed with Frontier Communications on contract as a Sr. Network Engineer performing routing, switching, multiplexing, architectural, design, engineering and re-engineering on the network as well as the deployment of Connect America Funded DSLAMs.
I’m a jack-of-all-trades and have an extensive amount of hobbies. Everything from outdoor primitive tent camping, hiking, running, gun collecting/target shooting, EDC collecting, photography, piano, fine-dining, car-modding, pc-modding, DJI drone flight and repair, and even video gaming on a semi-competitive level.
I only recently began collecting EDC items but EDC has been on my radar since around 2009 when I entered into the world of Milsim. This is partially due to the fact that I could not afford any luxury items until attaining my current lucrative position.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite item has to be the Oveready Boss 70. I am a bit of a flashlight fanatic hence my association with the facebook group Flashlight Fanatics as well as several other light makers’ pages. This light has outperformed every other light I’ve owned on every level.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
I would like to acquire a large bladed knife such as a Reate K-1 or a CKF Muscle. I would also like to one day acquire a Hanko Machine Works Gunner Grip Trident in Ti.
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From the rugged land down under, we chat with Chris (@cray_edc) who’s been working as a Water and Wastewater Operator for the last 20 years. Naturally, his EDC comes in handy in the line of duty, so he knows a thing or two about selecting the right tool for the job. Read on for Chris’ full rig rundown and learn how he puts his gear to the best use – day in and day out.
The epitome of a man who works with his hands, brain, and heart – to paraphrase Louis Nizer – Andrew (@0.8200.20) is an artist, craftsman, collector, photographer and leatherworker all rolled into one. A self-professed “patina-fiend”, he seeks out vintage Leatherman tools and Old Cross Alox SAKs. Read on to learn about Andrew's love affair with all things old and how he strives to live a simple, honest life.
From the land of Victorinox knives, Stephan (@spezialiced) has a thing for Old Cross Aloxs and carries 2 custom SAKs on a daily basis. In his free time, he stares down his opponents in poker and traipses through the beautiful Swiss mountains. Read on to learn all about Stephan’s tightly curated carry and find out what he’s hunting down next.