Premium Sport Customs from Washington State sends “My typical EDC pocket dump” via Everyday Carry.
Mr. PSC writes this about his daily “stuff”:
These are the items that I will generally carry with me on a daily basis. The only item not included would be my cell phone, an Asus Zenfone, which I used to take the picture. Believe it or not, this is a relatively small amount of gear to carry. When I have it all in my pockets/belt, you can hardly tell. But I love to be prepared for most situations and this gear helps me do exactly that.
Did I tell you the story about a time when I carried one of those keychain canisters of OC spray? Yeah, I was at work a couple of years out of college, and bent over to pick something up. I heard “hisssssss” in my pocket and then things warmed up quickly. After all, the hiss emanated from my front pocket in my jeans. Yeah, it was exciting. I drove 40 minutes home, showered, and changed clothes. And bought some frozen peas seeking relief.
That was also back before I learned just how ineffective those units really are. They don’t have much range (as little as 12 inches if against even a light breeze outdoors), or much of a pattern. If you’re close enough to apply that stuff to Mr. Bad Guy, he’s going to wrest it away and give you a generous application. And then there’s the issue of dosing yourself from blowback, or contaminating the environment (such as your car, or an elevator). Or leaving it in a hot car and having it leak.
My advice: Ditch the miniature can of hot sauce. Learn some fundamental empty-hand combatives like a little Krav.
And consider a bigger flashlight than that little NiteCore T-series Tube.