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From Louisiana, we chat with TJ (@thegrimpocket) who's a land agent for large pipeline projects. Due to the wide-ranging nature of his job, TJ can either be in the office or roughing it out miles away from any civilisation. As such, his EDC is configured to change and adapt to the situation. Read on for the full story, and find out what's next on TJ's gear radar.
I am TJ from Louisiana and have been married for 15 years with two incredible children. I am a Land Agent for large pipeline projects. My job ranges from sitting in an office to being miles away from civilization, so my E.D.C. varies from day to day.
When not traveling for work my life consists of helping with our church youth group, conquering escape rooms, sports and video games with my kids, and chasing whitetail during the fall.
My first knife was given to me by my mom on a weekend camping trip as a young kid. I whittled every stick I could find that weekend into a spear. From then on, if I wasn’t in school (and sometimes “accidentally” there too), I had a knife in my pocket or close by.
About a year ago, a childhood friend (@matts_edc) convinced me to explore the wide world of E.D.C. and sold me a Spyderco Lil Native. My eyes were opened, and my wife probably still hasn’t forgiven him.
Favorite EDC tool:
I tend to be drawn to clean lines and functionality in my E.D.C. My favorite part of joining the community is the people that I have developed friendships with over the last year. Second is discovering all of the makers and designers. I really enjoy seeing the passion that people put into their projects.
What's on my gear radar:
Still being a relative newbie to the depths of E.D.C., I am still learning what is out there. I love trying new things and there are so many interesting designs that I can’t wait to get my hands on next.
Was lucky enough to preorder a Lukas P from Wehr Knives and I can’t wait for it to arrive. I am happy with my current collection but always looking for something new to try.
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