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Every day carry, what's in your pocket?

 
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Not necessarily a Survival thing but what's in your pocket every day. What do you carry in your car for "just in case"
 
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EDC - Every Day Carry?

Nothing in my pocket ...

for the truck:

We have a bolt cutter.

One year, for Christmas I bought our daughter one of those multiuse tools which had a tool to cut the seat belt, flashlight, etc.

I used to carry a water bowl for the dog.  The dog we have now doesn't know how to ride in the truck and stay by herself so she doesn't get to go.

 
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Sharp knife
Leatherman multitool
Bic mini lighter
Tiny AAA flashlight
Tiny but piercing whistle

Clothing and footwear is important. I typically dress in a manner that would protect me from the elements on a 5 mile walk. I suspect that would get me out of most tricky situations.
 
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EDC? Just a lil' pocket knife.

If I am going into the woods for work I carry a camelback with an ammo pouch that holds stuff like a space blanket, a bic lighter, a couple granola bars, some motrin, a flashlight, TP and and an ace bandage. Just enough to hold out for a night with a broken leg until somebody comes and finds me.

Edited to add: Good call with the whistle, Douglas.
 
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In my car: I usually have enough stuff that I could make a rough camp, or help others.

- spare warm clothing and blankets
- tools, flashlight, headlamp, candles
- shovel, hatchet, saw, sheath knife, diamond sharpener
- leather work gloves
- tarp and rope
- booster cables and tow rope
- cell phone charger
- old cell phone and charger (in wife's car, can call 911)
- closed cell pad to kneel/sit on
- something to boil and carry water in

This is mostly stuff I commonly use I'm off the yard, but would also be very handy if I was stranded.
 
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In my pocket I carry :
A leatherman skeletool
A mini bic
A small pouch that has :
a 3x5 all weather note pad (sketch a lot, ideas sometimes spring up)
a koh-i-nor 5.5mm lead pencil
a small fountain pen
a streamlight nano
a ferro rod
a mask, now a days (no need to beat up an employee over rules they have to follow)
a cell phone
 
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In my pocket .... maybe a cheap ($10) pocket knife.

In my car.....matches, knife, flares, flashlight, shovel, space blanket, blanket, gloves, hat, plastic tarp, rope, water.    I used to drive a great deal and had some very close calls in the middle of nowhere .
 
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Here's a thread from last year on "what's in your pockets while you work on your property." There's a lot of crossover, so it may be of interest.

https://permies.com/t/145770/Gear-Check-Empty-Pockets

This is me in the yard. I don't travel light. It saves me a lot of walking.

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Yard Stuff in Doug's Pockets
Yard Stuff in Doug's Pockets
 
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besides many of the other things mentioned earlier, i almost always have a pair of earplugs in my back pocket. mostly because i seem to be prone to forgetting them when going to do loud work.
 
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