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Brody writes that he is an outfitter.  So I don’t know if “Brody’s EDC” is an advertisement of sorts or if he just carries stuff that looks almost brand new.  Either way, he has the basics down.

Gun: (Shield) in an inside-the-waistband holster.

Blade:  A Benchmade Bugout blade and a Leatherman multi-tool (see link for details) for utility work.  Along with the tools inside it.

Light:  Streamlight Pro-Tac 1L-AA.

I gotta say, his 5.11 wallet and the Write-in-the-Rain notebook look pristine.  Ditto for the Zippo lighter.

My Sherlock Holmes wants to know why he carries a notebook/scratchpad and no pen though.  Eh, it’s probably with his keys, phone and belt.

Either way, good work, Brody.



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    • The outfitter I’ve been using in eastern Oregon has a menu of sorts with different price ranges for his services. The most expensive option is when he has camp setup, all the food, and he stays in camp to be your chief cook and bottle washer.

    • The Outfitter is the one who sets up a professional hunt, collects the fees, meets the client at the airport, etc. The one in charge of the logistics.
      The guide is the one who actually takes the client out, usually an employee of the Outfitter. Still, although the Outfitter will spend most of his time in the lodge or the base camp, I’d expect a more bush oriented loadout. A .460 Ruger SA or perhaps a DA .44 magnum, a sheath knife, etc.
      Perhaps this particular Outfitter uses his own cabin as a lodge and never goes out on the hunt, and so sees no need for heavier duty gear.

  1. Yeah, I was wondering about the keys and phone, also. Maybe he lives in the wilderness with no phone service and keeps his house open. Maybe he has a rope belt like Ellie May and Jethro?

  2. The outfitter is also the person that holds a state/federal permit to operate on state or federal lands. And to ensure a hunter has all licenses and tags.
    In Wyoming, most outfitters are also hunting guides, not all, but most. An out of state hunter cannot hunt on federal land w/o a licensed guide.
    As stated above not all outfitters go out with the clients, they send a guide.
    National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) takes spoiled, almost delinquent, rich kids and runs them through the woods for up to 30 days. Teaches them outdoor skills and gives them back to the parents as mostly responsible adults. (no guns)
    Other outfitters run river trips, hiking trips etc.

  3. Good looking kit. The Bug out and streamlight are two favs of mine. I have had numerous Timexs with never a complaint. And I surely would not complain about carrying a Shield

  4. when i hear outfitter i think of bill rom’s in ely, sixty pound duluth packs and 70lb grummans. and then i think about the meadows portage, the boulders and the black flies.
    the nice thing about that little gerber shard, aside from being only a few dollars, is that it has a useable (+) phillips driver.

  5. Hey guys, Brody here. I was not decent enough to proof read my submission so it was meant to say an outfitter at cabelas. My pen was missing this day because I lost it. And all my stuff looks clean because I take care of it religiously. The keys are missing because they’re in mu locker at work.


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