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Born and raised by the Baltic sea, Torsten (@_zedder82_) is a harbor fitter working with massive ships, offshore cranes, and operating by the principle that everything is possible. Reflecting that same can-do attitude, Torsten's highly practical carry covers all his bases from light tasks to heavy-duty chores. Read on to find out how Torsten's EDC journey started and what he values most above all else.
What's in your carry?
What's your story?
I'm Torsten, born, raised and living in Rostock, Northeast Germany by the Baltic sea with my wife and my son.
I'm a fitter at a harbor working with ships and offshore cranes from 70 tons to 5000 tons – everything is possible.
My EDC journey started with the search for some gear for my bike – a multitool for bicycles. And then I discovered more and more things and thought "yeah I need that, that, and that" Haha, we all know how it starts.
Another thing, which went perfectly side by side was my hobby of collecting Victorinox knives. While searching for a special model I saw the mods by @875fps and that started my interest in modding my own ones.
Then after all this time, I now have a lot of gear and stuff from all over the planet.
A hobby I enjoy a lot and have gotten into more is photography since I have been in the EDC community. I have done some before but not on the level I do now. It has improved very much since I have had the chance to meet a lot of people on IG like Junya (@the.owl.edc ) and Sam (@raven_the_pirate ) – who have helped a lot with hints, tips, and tricks. Thanks, guys!
But most of my free time is for family. Family always comes first! It's so nice to see my son grow, seeing him discover the world and the ability to accompany him means more to me than anything!
Favorite EDC Tool?
Definitely the coin! She stands for friendship and I would give all of my stuff away, only to keep that friendship! I can replace all but the friendship – I cannot!
What's On Your Gear Radar?
The Spyderco Smock! Flipper, Spyderco, and all in a damn hot design!
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