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From London, Joel (@incognitocarry) is an aspiring photographer and full-time swimming instructor (so he can’t carry his gear when working). He first got into EDC through watching YouTube videos before discovering a new community of like-minded individuals. Read on to find out how Joel navigates UK’s strict knife laws and what’s next on his gear radar.
What's your story:
I am an aspiring photographer or failing photographer depending on how you want to put it. I started taking photographs of gear about three months ago and it has kept me going with the craft even when I can't get out and take photos of what I enjoy.
My real job is a swimming instructor, so sadly all my gear goes in a locker as i am at work. I'm from the London area so carry a knife is very frowned upon although I am within the law.
I first got into EDC when I came across “Cutlery Lover” on YouTube. I found many other YouTubers like “Best Damn EDC” before he made his new channel. Seeing that so many people had awesome gear really sparked an interest to which I guess grew into a fire of spending all my money on gear.
In my spare time, I do a lot of rock climbing and go to the gym both ways to push my body physically. Rock climbing seems to be a really great way of almost meditation and the gym works great as a stress relief.
Traveling is always on the agenda so most of my carry can be taken as carry-on (obviously without the blade), which makes traveling Europe earlier this year a breeze with all the tools I had on hand if I needed anything (in reality just a bottle opener for all the beer).
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite piece will have to be the Griffin Pocket Tool mainly because it has been with me for so long. It is the special version from the Facebook group where I found so many like-minded people within "EDC Cooperative”. Also because it has been with me through so many adventures from kayaking to hiking mountains from Italian backstreets and rooftops of Paris. It doesn't seem to leave my pocket.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
The next piece of gear I'm looking at is probably a titanium flashlight or a custom Swiss Army Knife.
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From the southern part of Germany, we talk to Uwe (@rule_number_9) who earns his living as a software engineer. Ruthlessly efficient and effective in both his choice of EDC and words, Uwe has a preference for overbuilt folders and small, 'tanky' fixed blades. Read on for the full rig rundown, and find out more about Uwe's EDC philosophy.
From the "City Beautiful" that is Orlando, Florida, we talk to Rikki (@capt.rikki) who's a full-time videographer and content creator. Capturing sights and sound, Rikki and his camera have filmed everything from roaring lions to majestic elephants, flexing bodybuilders to celebrity weddings. Read on for Rikki's ultra sleek and stylish carry, and find out what's next on his gear radar!