July 06, 2022

Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.

As a full-time creative, Anthony's (@anthonyawaken) artistic flair and eye for detail are evident in his minimal yet highly functional and stylish carry. Read on to learn how Anthony combines his hobby with his work and find out what’s next on his gear radar.

Featured Tools:

  • Camera: Fuji X-T20
    This camera is one of my daily-users for client work and my own Instagram and website photos. It's compact and has insanely good image quality.

  • Wallet: Recycled Firefighter Sergeant
    The Sergeant Wallet is my favorite from the Recycled Firefighter product line. It's so simple and holds everything I need in a compact package. (Fun fact: I actually work with Recycled Firefighter to create a lot of content for them… they're a great company.)

  • Knife: Spyderco Paramilitary
    This has been my favorite EDC Knife for a couple of years now. It’s incredibly smooth, holds a killer edge and has the best tip of any knife I've ever tried (which is fantastic for opening packages & normal EDC tasks).

  • Phone: iPhone
    I do a ton of social media work for myself and clients on any given day. So, my phone gets used a lot. I also transfer a lot of images from my Fujifilm XT20 and edit them on-the-go with my iPhone + Lightroom Mobile.

  • Flashlight: Foursevens Preon P1
    The Preon P1 is a fantastic and small EDC Light that weighs nothing and takes up very little room in my pocket. The light output is pretty good for such a small light as well. But I mostly carry it because of its small size.

      Background:

      My name is Anthony Roe (I go by AnthonyAwaken online) and I'm based in South Central Kentucky. I’m a full-time creative specializing in web, design, photography and content creation.

      My work is my biggest hobby, lol... I just love creating new things. But I also love anything to do with the outdoors… hiking, camping, bushcraft, etc.

      I spend a lot of my personal time studying more about photography, lighting, and things to do with that area of my life. I also spend a ton of time with my wife and 4 kids.

      EDC started at a really young age for me. My dad gave me my first Case Knife when I was 4 or 5 and I fell in love with carrying knives from there. But I started taking my Everyday Carry very seriously about 3 to 4 years ago when I began working with Recycled Firefighter and creating content with them.

      Favorite EDC Tool:

      I would say the Spyderco Paramilitary has been my favorite EDC item for the longest time... But, as you can tell, my EDC is very minimal and I only carry my favorite items. Each item has its own specific purpose in my everyday carry and I couldn't imagine not having any of them.

      What's On Your Gear Radar:

      I'm honestly dying for 2 things right now:

      1. A Benchmade Bugout...That knife looks fantastic.
      2. A new Fujifilm X100 is also on my list as I want something compact and minimal for my EDC camera.

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