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!
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.
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.
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From the rugged land down under, we chat with Chris (@cray_edc) who’s been working as a Water and Wastewater Operator for the last 20 years. Naturally, his EDC comes in handy in the line of duty, so he knows a thing or two about selecting the right tool for the job. Read on for Chris’ full rig rundown and learn how he puts his gear to the best use – day in and day out.
The epitome of a man who works with his hands, brain, and heart – to paraphrase Louis Nizer – Andrew (@0.8200.20) is an artist, craftsman, collector, photographer and leatherworker all rolled into one. A self-professed “patina-fiend”, he seeks out vintage Leatherman tools and Old Cross Alox SAKs. Read on to learn about Andrew's love affair with all things old and how he strives to live a simple, honest life.
From the land of Victorinox knives, Stephan (@spezialiced) has a thing for Old Cross Aloxs and carries 2 custom SAKs on a daily basis. In his free time, he stares down his opponents in poker and traipses through the beautiful Swiss mountains. Read on to learn all about Stephan’s tightly curated carry and find out what he’s hunting down next.