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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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From Long Island, Mark works as a lawyer and curates his EDC based on real-world requirements. Eschewing showpieces and safe queens, he only carries items that get used (and abused) on a daily basis. Read on to find out who are some of Mark’s favorite gear makers and how he deploys his spectacular EDC.
Growing up in northern Sweden among towering trees and mountains, Mats (@kaiser_mats) has always been drawn to the great outdoors. It’s from this love that gave rise to his interest in knives and tools. Read on for the rundown of Mat’s high-performance carry and learn all about his newfound interest in high-end flashlights.
From Düsseldorf, we chat with Felix (@new.knife.order) who works as a freelance photographer. His love for knives waned as he was growing up and was recently reignited when he stepped into a Victorinox Flagship Store. Read on to learn all about Felix’s EDC journey and what’s his favorite piece of gear in his carry.