Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Garrett


A person’t EDC choices can tell you a lot about what they think it’s important to prepare for. No Field Notes or Burt’s Bees for Garrett. See the details of what he’s chosen to tote at Everyday Carry . . .



  1. avatar pwrserge says:

    I don’t get why people get so upset by the field notes. It’s a great little product that lets you keep notes somewhere other than your phone. I have one of those notebooks stuffed in the admin pouch of my plate carrier along with some pens and a multitool.

    1. avatar A Brit in TX says:

      I have heard that the company owner/founder is rabidly anti 2A. Not sure if that’s true but it has been posted quite a bit recently.

      1. avatar FedUp says:

        Things Aaron hates, from his web site, include:
        The farce Presidency of that goddamned George Bush.
        Republican NeoCons.
        Tom DeLay.
        Rush Limbaugh anything.
        The Tea Party.
        Michele Bachman, that hateful beast of a woman.
        Karl Rove’s snide smile.
        Anything Rick Santorum.

        He wisely left politicians out of the 167 things he loves list, and left guns and NRA off the things he hates list.

    2. avatar When Gray Met The Forum-Zims says:

      Probably because most of us don’t operate with plate carriers. Seriously. I hope I’m never at the point that I purchase a plate carrier.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I use mine for competitions and classes. It’s a great way to take notes during instruction periods. Honestly, if I’m ever in a situation where using my rifle becomes necessary, you’d better believe I’d want to be in full battle rattle. Given that, it makes sense to train how you fight.

      2. avatar Ing says:

        I also hope you never reach that point, Potato.

      3. avatar anonymoose says:

        A plate carrier belongs in a trunk and/or in your bedroom closet. In pretty much any other situation besides a shtf scenario or a home invasion, a battle belt, chest rig, or simple mag-holsters is better. No reason to wear a kevlar helmet either unless you’re going to war.

    3. avatar strych9 says:

      I don’t think people are “upset” by Field Notes they’re just making fun of it.

      Having a “Field Notes” notebook comes with a certain stigma because it’s basically asking for attention/a signal to certain people. It’s tiny little voice crying out to people who know what that notebook is and saying “My owner operates so fucking hard!”.

      Also, it’s like $10 for a three pack of them when you get get basically the same thing from Office Depot for $0.99 each in a form that doesn’t have the “tacticool” stigma attached to it. No stigma and almost 70% off.

      I view it like the people who change out the out their dust cover to something that says “You’re Fucked” or “Pew Pew” or “Infidel”. I pretty much look at that kind of expenditure for a “style” and think to myself “Wow, B.T. Barnum was right”. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with what they’re doing I just think it’s silly to pay more for something that doesn’t really add any functionality to… anything.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I’ve actually written on my field notes when they are wet. Unlike almost any other notebook I’ve had, it worked great. The paper is heavy enough that a little water doesn’t really cause major issues.

        For 99.9% of situations, you would be right. But let’s not pretend that the books don’t have their advantages.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          They have their advantages sure, but you’re still overpaying for a logo IMHO.

          These do the same thing, come in a five pack, and are still 21.7% cheaper.


      2. avatar Hoplopfheil says:

        Same story with the color matching EDC.

        For items that stay in your pockets? Are you hoping the EMT will go through your stuff and respect you more?

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          Well duh. If I’m suffering from a GSW my main concern that paramedic giving me a fist bump for my color coordination and sense of style. Respect my gear dammit!

        2. avatar Swarf says:

          When I post my EDC the Mallperators are going to be like “a teal Leatherman and a blue Bic lighter? Those clash!”

      3. avatar Derek says:

        Beat me to it. Take notes on your phone or for God sakes, write on normal paper for a better price.
        Unless you need to take upside down underwater notes during your scuba 3 gun operation.

    4. avatar Swarf says:

      “Why are people making fun of my Field Notes?” said the guy wearing a plate rig to class.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        Train how you plan to fight. Besides, the extra 20lbs of weight helps keep the lard off.

        1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

          I’m working on losing the 20lbs of lard right now, maybe after that we can talk about carrying around a hunk of steel…. or just avoiding places that might require rifle armor.

        2. avatar pwrserge says:

          Yeah… The problem is that a lot of the time, the place chooses you, not the other way around. In a Katrina situation, you bet your ass I’ll be fully kitted out.

    5. avatar anonymoose says:

      I prefer the Five Star “Fat Little” notebooks, personally.

  2. avatar David says:

    Anyone keeping track of the percentage of Glocks used for edc compared to any and all other brands? ?

  3. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Glocks, LCPs, and Shields seem to be the most common ones posted, if I were to guess.

    1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Meant for Dave up there…

  4. avatar Sian says:

    I really like that Boker, even though I’m not sure how practical its shape would be.

  5. avatar jwm says:

    Wow. 15 comments in and no mention of the cross yet. Folks must not be in the mood to argue today.

    1. avatar When Gray Met The Forum-Zims says:

      I hope people on this post won’t fall for your usual instigation/provocation. We’re just having light-hearted fun with pwrserge before you got home. We know he doesn’t get all heated up over this kind of stuff.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Skinhead Zim. Pretending he can hold an adult conversation. Priceless.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          What is this “Zim” thing? A reference to George Zimmerman?

        2. avatar jwm says:

          Best I can figure s9 is that our troll believes that anybody carrying a gun is the same as george zimmerman. He keeps spouting off about illegal guns and brandishing and stuff like that.

          Clearly not a POTG.

        3. avatar strych9 says:

          OK, so I wasn’t totally off on that.

          He’s an odd duck I don’t get a lot of what he says.

      2. avatar Ing says:

        Potatoes always project…at least I think that’s how the saying goes.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          Build a potato gun and you can project potatoes!

        2. avatar jwm says:

          OK, S9. On a scale of 1 to Ralph I’m giving that one a 5.

        3. avatar When Gray Met The Forum-Zims says:

          I strongly suspect that Ralph is not comfortable with your daily man crushing. I’m quite uncomfortable.

        4. avatar jwm says:

          Says the guy that’s been stalking me for months.

    2. avatar Swarf says:

      I find crosses of that size to be ineffective hand to hand weapons, but maybe this guy is better trained with anachronistic artifacts than me? Who knows?

  6. avatar Michael says:

    Having rolled around with way too much mandated gear, I am now a minimalist just because I was sick of carrying so much crap. I do carry one non-lethal, which I don’t see in most of the pocket dumps….

  7. avatar Frank in VA says:

    My Dad’s EDC field notes are a couple of blank index cards carried in his front shirt pocket.

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      High churn rate on the admin floor makes boxes of no-longer-accurate/employed business cards an abundant commodity here.

      A few at a time fit well in a T-shirt pocket and are also handy to keep in the tool bag for layout shims or other spacers.

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