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From Nashville, Tennessee, we chat with the one and only Mads (@m.b.journal) who likes to keep things simple and sleek. Endlessly creative, Mads is a nature and landscape photographer, and has turned his attention to photographing his EDC ever since the pandemic started. Read on for Mads' full rig rundown, and learn all about what inspires him and his collection!
I try to keep a minimalistic as I can but no matter what I’ll always have a pen, knife and watch on me!
My name is Madison but I go by Mads! I’m based out of Nashville, Tennessee and I’m currently working as a Team leader (manager) at an Aluminum Plant!
I’m happily married with 3 crazy but amazing children! And aside from collecting EDC items, I also collect candles and coffee mugs haha.
I’ve been into EDC basically my whole life but just now actually started knowing and understanding what everyday carry is and means to me. I started hardcore collecting EDC items such as knives, pens, watches, coins about a year ago now. And haven’t looked back!
So, I started out shooting nature and landscape photography and have been doing such for about 3 years. Well, then the pandemic happened and stay at home order was put into affect.
I need to express my creativity so I pulled out my iPhone and started taking pictures of my EDC items. Decided to start up a new Instagram (@m.b.journal) and dedicate that page for EDC photography.
I then found massive influencers such as BestDamnEdc, Peter McKinnon, etc and absolutely fell in love with the EDC community! I’ve made friends all around the world through this IG page! And I couldn’t be more happy and grateful!
Favorite EDC tool:
So my favorite gear would be the Smiths Everest watch! It Gives me a feeling of happiness every time I look down at my wrist. Full of history and overall joy! Something a smart watch doesn’t do. If that makes sense haha.
What's on my gear radar:
More knives!! I recently went through a rough time in my life which resulted in selling off most of my knives. So that being said it’s time to build back up the collection!! Main one on my radar is a OZ Machine Company Roosevelt! I had one before and I loved it!! Absolutely loved it! So I’m on the hunt for one!
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“Hello, my name is Corban (@hideandgrit) and I love multi-tools.” With that out of the way, we can delve into Corban’s impressive collection of Leatherman tools, ranging from the compact Micra to the innovative Free P4. When he’s not working on his collection, Corban also works with leather (Horween leather in particular). Read on for the full story and find out how he deploys his different tools in his day-to-day.