August 08, 2016 2 Comments

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

This week, we talk to Nikki (@yetirage) from Austin, Texas. Nikki works in customer service for an online vacation company. She used to be a firefighter and EMT, and her EDC pursuit was fueled and shaped by her experience as a first responder. Read on to learn more about her classy and highly functional daily carry!

Featured Tools:

  • Knife: Esee Izula 2
    I always have a small-medium fixed blade on my person. My work as a first responder has made me keen on keeping a knife to abuse should the situation arise.
     
  • Multi-tool: Swiss Army Pioneer Alox
    While I prefer larger knives, I work in an office space, and this is less threatening to non knife folk. It has multi functions that prove to be everything I need out of an office knife.
  • Light: Maratac AAA
    I find I use my pocket light the most. You don't know how useful it is until you carry it every day. Additionally the copper is antimicrobial, it keeps my pockets cleanish.
  • Pen: Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen
    By far my favorite fountain pen. It's design is proving to be timeless and it writes like a dream.
  • Notebook: Midori Traveler's Notebook
    Keeps my bills organized. I journal a lot and the ability to just buy new inserts as I need them speaks to me on a practical level.

  • Pendant: Forged Mjolnir
    I wear this every day. I feel it helps me stay connected to my heritage, and it's also a personal totem of strength.

Background:

Growing up in Alaska started my love affair with nature. A knife is the most useful tool you can have in the woods. I was denied owning a knife as a child simply because I was "a girl". Watching my male cousins and friends receive pockets knives while I could not, enraged me.  

That adolescent anger paired with my work as a firefighter and EMT really kick started my obsession with EDC. You are most helpful to yourself, and the people around you if you are mentally, and materially prepared for crap situations. That, and I figure I am an adult now and I can buy as much candy and as many knives as I want!

I like to hike, camp, and improve my bushcraft skills whenever I get the opportunity. I also forage for wild edibles and am learning how to discern them from non edibles. I enjoy snorkeling in the local fresh water swimming holes the Texas Hill Country has to offer. My indoor time is usually spent cooking, reading Sci-fi and playing Dungeons and Dragons. I'm a big nerd.

Favorite EDC Tool:

Probably the Swiss Army Knife. It really is a great little tool with multiple applications. As my weekdays are very relaxed these days, it's all I really need.

 


2 Responses

Nikki
Nikki

August 16, 2016

Hey Paul, I purchased this Mjolnir a few years back from a blacksmith who goes by the name Faram Forge.
You can find him by the same name on Instagram, and his website is: www.faramforge.org

Cheers!

Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers

August 10, 2016

Nikki,
Awesome carry. Can you please tell me where you got your Mjolnir? Thanks

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Urban EDC Showcase

Showcase #266: Product Designer from Budapest, Hungary
Showcase #266: Product Designer from Budapest, Hungary

January 20, 2021

As a veteran product designer, Vincent (@vincent_van_gear) gravitates naturally towards good design. His eye for beauty and attention to detail are evident by his choice of carry, which features gear that combines function with form in unique ways. Read on for the full story on Vincent’s gear, and find out why he has a little spoon as part of his EDC.
Read More
Showcase #265: Social Education Worker from Germany
Showcase #265: Social Education Worker from Germany

January 13, 2021

As a lover of the great outdoors, Niclas (@sharp_elegance) prefers tools made from natural materials that start out homogeneous but will develop a patina and personality and tell a personal story of the user. Read on to learn about Niclas’ ruggedly refined carry and how he inspires and mentors school-boys as a social worker.
Read More
Showcase #264: Entrepreneur from Eastern Long Island, New York
Showcase #264: Entrepreneur from Eastern Long Island, New York

January 06, 2021

This week, we talk to David (@d1ggs13) from Eastern Long Island, New York. David owns and operates his own company, and he calls upon his daily carry many times during the course of a workday. Read on for the full rundown of David's high-quality gear, and how he makes use of them.
Read More