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This week, we are delighted to get a hold of a Scott (@persco_) from Toronto, Canada. Scott is a strategic communicator by profession and a wanderer by nature. He has travelled all over the world, and is renowned throughout the gear community for his refined taste. Read on for the full details of Scott's polished daily carry!
Notebook: Midori Traveler's Notebook
I just discovered the Midori Traveler's Notebook system. It's amazingly simple and so flexible as a system. My cover is a beautiful undyed Hermann Oak leather. I can't wait for it to age and develop a patina.
Lip Balm: Cogent Titanium Container
It's just indulgent to have a titanium lip balm container. But I wanted one. It fits an entire stick of Burt's Bees and it’s perfect in every way.
In 2007, I was living in the Indian Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh) where it's pitch black at night. I had a Mag Light Mini with me. One night we had to help a woman get back to her guesthouse in the dark. It was unsafe at night, especially for women.
We were walking her down a long, steep set of stairs that ran down the side of a mountain into a valley where her guest house was. And then the light totally failed. It was on fresh batteries, and it still kept flickering and fading out before dying completely. It was really difficult finding our way back up the stairs, through the forest and back to our cottage. I was so pissed.
When I got back to Canada and we were planning another trip, I started looking for a reliable and high-quality flashlight. That led me to EDC-related websites, which in turn introduced me to the world of custom titanium lights and titanium frame-locks. It's been an expensive and fascinating journey since.
But I have always been interested in pocket gadgets since I was a child. As a kid, I carried a slip joint around with me. I also owned an old giant Bowie knife. I was obsessed with watches too as a kid and I desperately wanted a Star Wars digital watch. It was 1977. I had seen Star Wars 9 times in three countries. I even watched it with Spanish subtitles in Mexico City. The watch was a Texas Instruments or something, the one with red LED numbers. My mother refused to buy it for me because I couldn't yet tell time on a face watch. So I learned and that began a lifelong obsession with wrist watches.
I've owned many watches. But my current collection includes a Rolex Submariner, Omega Speedmaster 3590.50 tritium dial, Omega Speedmaster Mitsukoshi panda dial, Seiko Marine Master 300, Seiko 6309 kanji dial (which my wife has more or less permanently commandeered).
Favorite EDC Tool:
The things you see in the photo are essentially all my favorites. If I could somehow get my hands on one of Ray Laconico's new Slim EDCs, I would sell my Hinderer XM-18 and Grayman Dua. However, my Sebenza will always remain.
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