Feather-Weight EDC

How light can you make you EDC?

This is a question I have been asking myself a lot lately.

I have been trying to carry smaller and lighter knives and lights. I have been trying to trim the gear that doesn’t get used as often. As much as I love scary looking knives and blinding flashlights, I haven’t really found myself wishing for a bigger blade or more lumens. I know it sounds like heresy, but I’m enjoying the freedom of minimalist, ultralight EDC.

The lighter and more comfortable you make your EDC gear, the more likely you are to have it on you when you need it. Hardcore EDC types don’t need the extra comfort, but they will definitely benefit from the freedom. You don’t have to worry about sitting properly so you don’t poke yourself. You don’t have to worry about printing your monster knife. I realize that part of it is just mental, but it’s still liberating.

I know that an ultralight EDC loadout isn’t really for everyday and it isn’t for everyone, but it sure feels nice!

Here’s what I’m carrying today:

  • Spyderco Dragonfly (Tom Krein Regrind)
  • Innova Microlight
  • iPod Nano
  • Minimal Keychain

 

2 thoughts on “Feather-Weight EDC

  1. Actually, that's not too different from my scaled down version that I cary to formal events. I have a different knife but other than that I just trade the iPod for a mini bic lighter. The iPod is useless without headphones anyway. 😛

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