My approach to EDC gear is âversatile redundancy.â Every...
Even if you love your job, of us don't really like Mondays, because they mean the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new work week. However, the guys at RECOIL do what they can to brighten our Monday mornings with their Monday Morning EDC posts. These weekly RECOIL EDC posts show off different daily-carry gear setups, and discuss the reasoning behind these choices.
This week's RECOIL EDC loadout comes from contributor “John Darwin”. The author is using a pseudonym due to the fact that he has been working with a maritime SOF unit for over a decade, and must conceal his identity while he remains active duty. John is carrying a custom Springfield Armory Milspec 1911, an Emerson CQC-15, and a Surefire L1 Lummox flashlight, among other items.
For more details on John's EDC loadout, check out the full story on RECOILweb.com.
In the past, I've used these posts as an opportunity to showcase some of my own EDC gear. So, read on to see my weekday EDC loadout (photos taken yesterday).
Starting in the bottom left, we have a Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier in matte black finish. I normally carry a folding knife instead of a multi-tool, but the partially-serrated locking Wharncliffe-style blade on this tool is great for day-to-day use. The scissors and screwdrivers also come in handy.
On my keys, I have a Griffin Pocket Tool Mini, which I picked up at Blade Show earlier this month. It keeps my keys hooked to the edge of my pants pocket for easy access, and also acts as a compact bottle-opener and prybar (among many other functions). There's also a Sandisk 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive, which I often use to carry photos and work-related documents.
The First Tactical Medium Duty Light is capable of 274 lumens, and has an interchangeable bezel ring (seen here with the striking bezel). It also runs on AA batteries, which I usually prefer for a light that I'm carrying every day. They're a lot less expensive to replace than CR123s.
The watch is an old Fossil model, which has long since been discontinued. The sunglasses are Oakley Conductor 6s with grey polarized lenses. Not shown are my Otterbox-clad iPhone 6+ and brown leather wallet.
What does your EDC loadout consist of today? Post your photos on Instagram, and give us a shout-out at @recoiloffgridmagazine.