Brazilian ER Doc’s EDC: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Gabriel Romeiro, an Emergency Physician (age 31) in Minas Gerais, Brazil sends a very neat and clean “Urban EDC” complement for us to check out.

Lord knows there are plenty of rough areas in Brazil, and if it’s anything like the USA, hospitals are often in marginal neighborhoods.  Not only that but security at most hospitals is not only unarmed, but better suited to providing directions to the nearest restroom than going toe to toe with one or more ne’er-do-wells.

The doc has a pretty decent collection, with a Taurus M85 Ultralite, a CRKT “morphing” karambit and an Olight S1 baton light.  Nice grips, by the way.

Given those awful crime videos that regularly come out of Brazil, I think I’d pack a reload or two in addition to this stuff but the doc probably knows best what he can get away with in terms of non-medical hardware on or about his person.

Stay safe, Doc.



  1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Does any government entity issue carry licenses in Brazil? If not, this doctor would be carrying against the law in Brazil.

    Either way, why would he provide his full name?

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      The government in Brazil, particularly the new President, has recently loosened gun control somewhat. I’m not sure how this effects carry for the doctor (military veterans can apparently do so now) but either way I’m guessing the police have better things to do than browse edc photos…

    2. avatar OneIfByLand says:

      Either way; I think TTAG should redact writers’ last names as a matter of course. Considering all of the ills that can befall someone who is “outed” as a gun-owner; why would a pro-gun website publish anyone’s full name for all to see? TTAG; do us all a favor and redact writers last names from your posts henceforth.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    Brazil has much tougher gun laws than the US. And a much higher murder rate. Point that out to the left and watch them dance around doing verbal gymnastics while they explain it’s ‘those’ people of less than 1st world status that are the problem. Now if ‘those’ people would just recognize their inability to advance and let a leftist, white person take them by the hand and lead them things would be better.

  3. avatar enuf says:

    Very wise of a doctor to go armed. The thug element has been known to try for drugs out of ambulances and hospital pharmacies. Plus there’s a lot of kidnapping for ransom down that way, all on top of just straight up armed robbery for whatever you got.

    Not unknown in the USA either. Before I retired from it, I did part time work as an EMT for many years. I learned early on that there were some EMT’s and Paramedics that carried concealed. There was some unofficial cooperation with local law enforcement, but care had to be taken crossing city and county lines. Plus it was always against department policy, naturally.

  4. avatar Stateisevil says:

    Brazil is not a country the Demonrats like to talk about when it comes to “gun control”. With Australia and most European countries they can point to rates of lower gun homicide, taking advantage of the fact low information voters don’t know the rates were even lower prior to enacting the controls.

  5. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Gotta love a nice wheelgun…
    Nice lookin’ grips as well…

    1. avatar Mr. Nebby says:

      Those look like the exact grips I have on my 85. They are Pachmayr G-10. They are nice and they look good too.

  6. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Not the knife I would choose, but at least he has one. Needs a reload. The grips look like VZ. John Van Zyke is a friend. Hosted him on The Farm for a deer hunt a time or two. Talked to him the other day. He builds quality stuff. There’s a reason a few custom gunsmiths use his products.

  7. avatar Hellguard says:

    A Brazilian ER doctors all carry the same thing?

    …wait… how many was a brazilian again?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      A little more than a kabillion.

  8. avatar Billy Bob says:

    How did I know it was gonna be a Taurus?

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Either that or a Rossi.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      For quite some time Brazil has basically kept all foreign guns out as much as possible. They’ve apparently relaxed that law recently so one wonders how well the domestic makers will do now that non-Taurus brands can get in.

      1. avatar bryan1980 says:

        Wonder what Taurus customer service is like for people actually in Brazil?

      2. avatar jwm says:

        They’re likely to have a major price advantage over imports.

  9. avatar bryan1980 says:

    Good call on the G-Shock as the choice of watch. Brazil is not a place to be sporting a Rolex, like the doctors in this country so often do. There’s people down there who’d cut an arm off just to get a hold of one.

  10. avatar JS216 says:

    I was TDY in Brazil in my Gov PSD days and we were all issued carry permits from some central agency like Ministry of Justice. Was only valid for the trip but a neat keepsake.

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