SoCal Jack, the electrical engineer, brings us this Hiking with the Kids EDC from Everyday Carry.
Next hike I’m switching back to a backpack or make the kids carry their stuff next time. I ended up putting the mags in the bag because the mag carrier was printing at the 9:00 position under a flannel shirt. It was a good learning experience.
Inside today’s EDC rests a trauma plate insert of AR500 IIIA armor. At first, I thought that backpack insert must really weigh things down. Obviously, AR500 steel is quite heavy. And ounces feel like pounds and pounds equal pain when hiking. However, looking closer, this is a IIIA soft body armor insert and weighs only 1.6 pounds at 1/4″ thick. Writing up these EDCs is going to cost me money.
In addition to the armored backpack, he’s got a SIG P229 in an inside-the-waistband rig by Alien Gear. While I’ve never worn an Alien Gear product, I’ve heard many good things about them. Jeremy S. reviewed two of them right here at TTAG (1 and 2) and gave each 5-stars.
SoCal Jack has a whole host of EDC submissions. The guy changes his EDC like most people change their underwear.