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  • #16
    Originally posted by das View Post
    ZA,
    Do you not find your keychain to be rather....err, pokey when you are keep it in your pants pocket? I keep trying to lighten my actual keychain and move things to my pouches.

    I wish BDU's were available in a dress pants style for office work as that would simplify my entire problem.
    Howdy das,

    I carry the keys on my belt loop via the carbriner so it keeps the outside. I have 3 sets of keys, so this gear is spread through them. My kubaton is on my work truck keys which is just the keys and it so I can use it as intended...

    For dressier bdu's, you ever hear tell of 5.11 gear??? They market it to law enforcement folks but work reallly well for folks that need to carry their gear. Very comfortable and well made. I have several pairs of the pants, their shorts are the only ones I wear, the vest can carry alot of weight and still be comfortable, and I have been trying the boots and they are nice. Dunno their durability yet as I have only had them a few weeks, but if it is anything like the rest of their gear, they will be fine. Look up their offerings @ www.lapolicegear.com

    RS, yeah don't figure I could even get close to an airport with that stuff. I used to love to fly, but would rather walk than fly... been seriously considering getting my pilot's license on of these days...
    73

    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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    • #17
      ZA,
      Great stuff, I will look into their clothing. I am real big and tall so I tend to find clothing in shops that cater to my size. Thanks for the tip though, there are certainly some large police out in the world!

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      • #18
        www.lapolicegear.com will send you a nice 5.11 catalog. The pants I was talking about are called 5.11 Tactical Pants, they also have a dressier style called the Covert Khaki which look similar to Dockers.

        I got some ugly Brown color (Dark Brown) that they were discontinuing for like $15 a pair in the Tactical Pants. I wear these outdoors and with the internal knee pads, they are great 'chore' pants. Keep an eye on the closeouts page. Sometimes those boots go on sale for $40 as well...
        73

        later,
        ZA

        Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
        beat you to death with it because it is empty.

        The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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        • #19
          lets see, the thing i keep on me during a regular day...

          S&W gold shield knife (a gift from the wife)
          RayOvac pen LED light
          Winchester multi-tool(pliers, bottle opener all the usual)
          Pens
          scratch paper
          sharpie fine point marker
          cell-phone

          On the key-ring...

          Keys
          KuBaton
          P-38
          mini multi-tool
          small (like .99 cents) LED light

          in the wallet...

          cards w/ emergency #s
          about 3ft of duct tape wraped arounf a business card
          a small utility blade
          NRA member card
          CCW permit
          about 65 cents
          other normal wallet stuff....

          this is just the stuff ON ME not included are the thing in my truck such as my Get home bag or whatever.
          Acta non verba

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          • #20
            This is a great old post. Anything in the list in post #1 and others follow that anyone has not thought of?

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            • #21
              I read the original post, but did not read all of the others, so maybe this was mentioned before. It sounds like this person might be an EMT. I see people with belt holsters. From the look they would appear to be knives; multi-tools; or cell phones. I seldom see belt pouches or maybe fanny packs. The contents of this one (Post #1) seem to be geared toward first aid. Bottom line, this seems to be a lot of gear to be carrying on your person, all of the time.

              I carry a wallet with much the same contents. I wear a lanyard with ID when I am at work, but seldom anywhere else. I would not feel comfortable keeping a flash drive with all of that personal information on a lanyard. Stored separately, O.K., but I would want it more secure. I have a phone, and eyeglasses. My key ring is similar; but I carry a lighter separately. A pry tool on a key ring? Other things I carry on me, all of the time are a pocket knife, handkerchief, and chap stick.

              I do keep all of the other gear in an EDC sling pack, or in my car, so it is with me for emergencies, but not on me all of the time.

              The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

              Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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              • #22
                Carry at all times

                Folding knife "boy scout" 2 blades, can opener, bottle top opener, flat screw driver
                Condoms (2) in wallet
                two credit cards - visa and master charge
                credit card size multi tool with 8 tools built in
                folding money about $100.00
                leather belt
                hiking boots
                folded handkerchief lg
                Jeans/ pants - never shorts
                short sleeve shirts or t-shirts (Florida)
                LED flash light on key ring

                Extras available at all times:
                small towel about 50x20 for around neck!
                tactical flash light 400 lum
                Pistol holster with 4" extension
                Glock 40 S&W
                3 mags full
                IFAK for major body injury
                Tactical full tang 7 1/4" bladed knife

                In Vehicle

                1 gallon water sealed
                full first aid kit
                72 hour bug out bag (bag is no good if you are 10+ miles away with a broken down vehicle)
                walking stick/pole



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                • #23
                  We are at home for most of the time. So I have a lot of these things in trunk of car packed in a canvas bag. I can grab it at anytime if need be. I have always kept a first aid kit in car because of hubby being on blood thinners. It only takes a small scratch for him to bleed all over everything and the fact that it came in handy when I was in mall parking lot an this little girl's young brother shut the car door and it got her in top of her head and gashed it open. Blood everywhere. So I got my first aid kit and got bleeding stopped somewhat and got both kids calmed down. She did have to go to ER for stitches though. It was a good gap. You never know when you might need the things you carry.

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                  • #24
                    My carry at all times seems to change all the time. I live in WV and the and what I wear is mainly determined by the current weather. Today was a balmy 88 F with 60% humidity and recent summers have been exceeding 100+F and winters regularly get into the single digits with varying snow depths. So here is what is always with me regardless of the weather.

                    Kershaw assisted open knife
                    iPhone 4
                    Magpul phone cover
                    Citizen solar titanium watch
                    wallet
                    cash
                    2 credit cards
                    WV Drivers License
                    Wallet survival tool
                    Carabiner
                    Keys
                    key chain survival tool
                    leather belt

                    Always at hand or on me.
                    Glock 43
                    2 extra mags
                    leather holster for G43
                    Lighter - Bic
                    Challenge coin
                    Shemagh scarf
                    survival button compass


                    In my vehicle where ever I go
                    3 Liters of water in Camelback
                    Trauma first aid kit
                    Tactical flashlight 600 Lum
                    Get home bag with:
                    5.56mm Nato SHTF Pistol
                    4 - 5.56mm Magpul 30 round magazines (loaded)
                    50 rounds 9mm JHP
                    Cooking kit
                    Extra cloths
                    Light rain jacket
                    Emergency rations
                    All weather fire kit
                    Paracord
                    Fishing/snare kit
                    Emergency laser flare
                    Small UV flashlight
                    map
                    Pruning saw
                    Tarp
                    Binos


                    Other items in vehicle change with weather or length of trip.


                    Just in case, because I always want to get home.


                    Dale

                    Judge no one, until you have walked in the same mud and spilt the same blood. Him, I call brother.

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                    • #25
                      If I include my vehicle, my list would be almost identical to RICHFL's and Dalewick's. I do keep a whistle on my key ring, and carry a Sig instead of a Glock. I have been meaning to put a pair of binos in my GHB for years. Silly, just a matter of transferring from one bag to the other not more than 30' apart.

                      Curious Dalewick? What is a challenge coin?
                      The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                      Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Morgan101 View Post
                        If I include my vehicle, my list would be almost identical to RICHFL's and Dalewick's. I do keep a whistle on my key ring, and carry a Sig instead of a Glock. I have been meaning to put a pair of binos in my GHB for years. Silly, just a matter of transferring from one bag to the other not more than 30' apart.

                        Curious Dalewick? What is a challenge coin?
                        Morgan,

                        It's not a prepping thing, it's actually a special coin that some military units have made up for your specific unit or division and if another vets "challenges" ask about your unit you both pull out your coins. Then the BS session begins. LOL! Mostly a trust thing I guess.

                        Dale

                        Judge no one, until you have walked in the same mud and spilt the same blood. Him, I call brother.

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                        • #27
                          Interesting. I carry a coin as well, but more for religious purposes. It is about the size of a quarter. I call it my Guardian Angel coin, and just carry it for good luck.
                          The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                          Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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                          • #28
                            EDC:
                            Left Thigh Pocket: Altoids Survival Tin:
                            Right Thigh Pocket mechanics gloves
                            L/F Pocket Wallet, keys
                            R/F Pocket Bic lighter, Pocket knife with clip
                            Belt:Holster Right side: SCCY 9mm with 2 extra mags
                            Belt Left side: Maglight flash light AA, Old Timer Folding Kinife, Leatherman Core W Bit Driver and Bits
                            L/R Pocket Bandana
                            R/R Pocket Balaclava

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