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 Richmond, Virginia, we talk to Taylor (@rvagearguy) who's a Senior Systems Engineer. Inspired by his dad, grandfather, and uncles who all carried knives – Taylor always had a knife in his pocket. Over time, his hobby evolved and expanded to include military knives or historically significant models. Read on for the full story and to learn all about Taylor's carefully curated and considered carry.