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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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“Hello, my name is Corban (@hideandgrit) and I love multi-tools.” With that out of the way, we can delve into Corban’s impressive collection of Leatherman tools, ranging from the compact Micra to the innovative Free P4. When he’s not working on his collection, Corban also works with leather (Horween leather in particular). Read on for the full story and find out how he deploys his different tools in his day-to-day.