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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.
My name is Chris, and I live in a small coastal town called Pambula, on the far south coast of NSW Australia. I currently work as a Water and Wastewater operator for the local water authority. I have been in this position for the last 20 years. My EDC comes in very handy on the job. I use my flashlight for inspecting pits and manholes, prybar for opening valve covers, and a knife for general utility use.
I first got into EDC in my younger years, with the influence of my father. Camping and fishing where the two hobbies at that time that gave me the need to carry a pocket knife and a flashlight. I thought I was pretty cool. Today the EDC passion has grown on me, and I now find the need to carry every day. I now find myself with quite a large collection of all sorts of EDC items, which has now turned into a hobby itself.
Today my hobbies and interests are fishing, camping, bushcraft, hiking, photography, playing the guitar, and collecting EDC gear. I have a love for the great outdoors.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite EDC tool would have to be the Zach Wood pocket pry bar, because of the quality workmanship and need for little to no maintenance. A rub of oil now and then to prevent rust and it’s good to go. There is no need to worry about scratches or dropping it on concrete, as it was designed to be tough. 3V steel is exceptional for this application. this is a hard use tool ready for anything to be thrown at it.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
For my next EDC purchase, I would like it to be a Strider SMF or SNG. I have been on the hunt for a while now. I know they are getting harder to find as they are discontinued, but I still keep my hopes up that one will become available to me soon.
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