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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.
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I'm a Video Editor based in Toronto and I work for a filmmaking/photography YouTuber who also happens to have a side brand in the EDC community.
I'm still not sure how I ended up where I am honestly. I studied architecture for 3 years and went to film school for 1 year but I don't think I've applied any of that knowledge in my current career path.
Everything I know now, I've learned on my own on the Internet. I've always been interested in filmmaking but I was never a huge fan of the whole big-budget side of filmmaking so Youtube really got my attention. After being a fan of a particular YouTuber, I now work for one, which is amazing.
I've always been very picky about my wallet and my keys but I never knew that there was a whole community around this until 2 years ago. I got into it when my boss and good friend bought me a Benchmade Bugout.
We went to the knife store because he wanted to get a knife for his dad, but before leaving the store he told me to pick a knife as well. At that time, I didn't know anything about knives and obviously I didn't know where to start.
The store owner told us that the Bugout was a popular option and he was having a hard time keeping it in stock, so I just blindly went with that. Looking back now, it was the perfect knife to start with. I still continue to carry the Bugout, despite owning more expensive knives like the Benchmade 940 or the Grimsmo Norseman.
When I'm not working and editing videos. I like to work on my Instagram page, which 'encourages' me to not slack on my photography.
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A practical problem-solver and teacher at heart, Ben (@gearinsitu) works as an operations manager tackling tactical issues and is trained and certified in a number of mental health and first responder programs. In his free time, he also runs youth camps, offers counseling services, and provides wilderness survival training and nature guides. Read on for the full story and rig rundown of Ben's amazing gear situation!