July 22, 2020

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.

From Knoxville, TN, Dane (@dadlifeedc) is a new dad embarking on a new journey after recently leaving the military. He first got into EDC when his dad gifted him his first knife, and now he looking to do the same for his newborn son. Read on the find out why the Benchmade Griptillian is Dane's favorite and what he's looking to add next to bolster his Dad Life EDC!

What's in your carry?

  • Earphones: Apple AirPods
    I chose the AirPods because they’re most convenient and best for travel. And the iPhone is just a banger.

  • Wallet: Magpul Daka Vertical Wallet
    The Magpul is the thinnest wallet I’ve found to date. Nothing more, nothing less. Incredibly tough and durable as well.

  • Knife: Benchmade Griptilian (modified)
    The Griptilian is my Military Police knife from when I was in the service. It has accompanied me to quite a few different countries, so it's full of memories.

What's your story?

I am based out of Knoxville, TN, and just recently separated from the military and I’m in the process of working HVAC and going to HVAC school.

I first got into EDC as a kid when my dad gave me my first knife but when I joined the army my appreciation grew tremendously! My hobbies include hiking, drinking beer, EDC (obviously), photography, and anything with my beautiful wife and newborn son. 

Favorite EDC Tool?

My favorite item is probably my Griptilian, it’s been to several different countries with me and it packs a lot of memories. 

What's On Your Gear Radar?

The next thing I want is a Spyderco PM3!

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