Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: Pick Five. Any Five. Just Five! [MUSIC]

Politico's everydaycarry.com pocket dump

Here’s hoping that Politico doesn’t work for Politico, one of the most virulent anti-gun websites on the ‘net. His or her everydaycarry.com pocket dump indicates otherwise — there’s no copy of Mao’s little red book. But there is  . . .

everything else. Mind you I’d carry a whole bunch of clobber if I could. Texas heat makes that impractical. So I generally restrict my EDC load out to, well, I’m not going to tell you. Not for reasons of operational security.

Because I want to know what five items would you carry if you could only carry five? Including everything. (Got inhaler?) Ready? Go!


  1. avatar Jimbo says:

    I only carry 5 Items normally: wallet, keys, phone, gun, knife

  2. avatar Bloving says:

    If I include my Drago backpack (and its contents) as a single item – then yes, I have five items or less.

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      I have a Drago that I got for 20 bucks from Optics Planet.

      Stellar little backpack.

  3. avatar strych9 says:

    I carry usually carry six items on my person. This… this is just flat out facepalm material.

    I often also carry a pack but it doesn’t have doubles of everything I carry on my person.


  4. avatar Vanished, Like a Fart In the Wind says:

    Wallet, Phone, Bulova watch, Keys, Knife, Ruger LCR .38sp, speed loader
    nope can’t limit it to 5 : (

  5. avatar PeterK says:

    Keys (with attached knife), phone, watch, flashlight, journal.

  6. avatar OmnivorousBeorn says:

    Remember Studio C’s lobster bisque dude? “Five thumbs up, five delicious bites, five children . . .”

  7. avatar Rimfire says:

    If I carried all that I’d need a good belt AND suspenders! Mine is lockback knife, cell phone, Little 9mm Ruger and keys, wallet and pocket change. Oh and extra mag. never an issue when packing a .9mm*.

  8. avatar little horn says:

    wow i would hate to go eat with this guy. probably takes him 20 minutes to pick something.

    “i don’t fear the man who practices 1000 kicks, i fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 1000 times”
    concepts like that are obviously lost on people like this guy.

  9. avatar Specialist38 says:

    1. LCP
    2. Keys
    3. Wallet
    4. Streamlight Stylus
    5. Case 6347 Stockman

    The rest is gravy…..

  10. avatar John Williams says:

    Leatherman surge
    Space pen
    Small flashlight

  11. avatar ironicatbest says:

    A pack of smokes, lighter, pocket knife,and a phone for local towns. City add pistol+ 1mag, Country add compass + rifle + Milspec Kabar

  12. avatar Big Al says:

    ALL that and no cartridges in the extra magazine???

  13. avatar rudukai13 says:

    Ok, granted having duplicate knives and flashlights is a bit much…BUT, if you’re saying that at most an EDC should be made up of five items, and we assume that most people carry at least a phone (item #1), a wallet (#2), and keys (#3), then how do we pick between two of the other three recommended items that multiple articles on this very website have said are damn near necessities; a gun, a knife, and a flashlight?

    I don’t carry duplicates of anything but my carry isn’t much less cluttered;

    1) Phone
    2) Wallet
    3) Keys
    4) Pistol (wherever I can)
    5) Knife
    6) Flashlight
    7) Multitool
    8) Pen
    9) Lighter
    10) Sunglasses

    And yeah, I wear cargo pants a lot. But it’s my choice and I’ve figured out how to do it comfortably, and everything I carry is either something I use on a daily basis (phone/wallet/keys/flashlight/multitool/pen/lighter/sunglasses), or things I’d rather have and not need than need and not have (pistol/knife)

  14. avatar Cornell Lee says:

    I always carry pistol s&w 9 or 40, keys with my 1.5 inch blade attached, wallet with credit card survival card inside, knife varying lengths, and tactical pen

  15. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    Like a lot of others here have said, I carry more than five items. I wouldn’t carry less. My loaded shoulder holster counts as six items on it’s own.

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