Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature a member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
Making the most of his time home, Erik (@e.frdnbrg) has been dedicating more time to his love of photography, taking long bike rides through the German countryside, and is even planning to take his racing boat out on the water again! Read on for the full story and find out how Adam Savage inspired Erik's EDC journey.
What's in your carry?
What's your story?
Right now, I’m a student at a University in Northern Germany, but I live at home due to Corona. I take online lectures and research at home while browsing away at new knives and gear to add to my already long list. I don’t work anywhere right now, again due to Corona, but that leaves some time to spend with family and with the things I love to do.
My hobby for the longest time has been photography, which I can now dedicate much more time to. Photography also led me to this amazing community of people who enjoy EDC! Apart from taking photos, there’s nothing like a long bike ride through the countryside of Germany with family and friends, especially now that summer is finally here, I can also look forward to taking my little racing boat out onto the water again.
My first introduction to EDC was through a video from Adam Savage from six years ago, where he showed his EDC. I also started my EDC with a Space Pen, a flashlight, and a pocket notebook. Then I stumbled over the YouTube channel, BestDamnEDC, and I was hooked!
The first knife I actually carried was a Boker Urban Trapper, which was soon followed up by other knives and gear I discovered while diving deeper down into this rabbit hole!
As a student, my gear is more focused on everyday tasks and not very specialized, which is why I don’t carry a multitool. I don’t find myself in situations where I might need it. A bottle opener is on my Orbitkey, so I don’t carry a pry tool. I just need my gear to be pocketable and robust.
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From picturesque Netherlands, Niels (@edc_and_me) is a newcomer to the world of EDC and is off to a flying start. A father of 2 little kids, he first bought a CRKT Squid for peeling apples and whittling branches for them. Read on for the full story and find out how Niels have made the most of his time at home in recent months to focus on photographing his EDC!
When Kirk (@capt.kirklucas) received his first knife – courtesy of a good friend and the astute advice of the storekeeper – it eventually set him down a path of being a YouTube Video Editor within the EDC community. Read on for the full story and find out which knife it was and what's next on Kirk's gear radar.