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For the last feature of the year, we are elated to catch up with Ed (@edjelley) from Long Island, NY. Ed is a man of many talents and a true renaissance man. Aside from being the Operations Manager of his family’s business, he is also a photographer and a staff writer on everydaycarry.com. Read on for the full rig rundown of Ed’s thoughtfully assembled everyday carry!
Light: Foursevens Preon P1
My favorite EDC light by a long shot. I was looking for a AAA light with a tail click and multiple modes, and the Foursevens Preon P1 checks all the boxes. The small form factor and ease of use ensure that I carry it every day. It’s one of my most used pieces of EDC gear for sure.
My name is Ed and I’m from Long Island, NY. I wear a lot of hats. I’m the Operations Manager for my family’s business, run my own photography business, a staff writer over at everydaycarry.com, and I have my own blog about fountain pens and stationery at edjelley.com.
I was introduced to EDC as it is now in 2009, by the “EDC Saved My Life” thread on a forum called Superfuture. I’ve always liked gear and EDC really just put a name to it.
My hobbies have pretty much turned into “jobbies”, which is great for me. Self-sustaining hobbies (writing, photography) are just that much more satisfying for me. I’m also SUPER into coffee, with a pretty extensive home espresso setup.
Favorite EDC Tool:
It’s really hard to pick, but I’m really enjoying the Preon P1. It’s the only flashlight I’ve owned that’s been easy to carry and powerful enough to justify carrying.
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Hitting and melting steel every day for the past 20 years, Steve (@knife.thru.the.lens) is living proof that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a single day in your life. As a Fitter Welder and part-time photographer – he mixes work and play without missing a beat. Read on to learn about Steve’s love for GiantMouse knives and find out what’s on his wide-ranging gear radar.
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.