Those who don’t identify as a fella also welcome to answer!

I’m getting tired of my wallet and I’m hoping to get some new ideas. Current EDC is my phone, wallet, and keys on a lanyard. Whatchu got?

Edit: I ought to be a little more specific with my EDC, since most people are kindly taking the time to do so.

Phone: Pixel 8 Pro Wallet: bulky leather wallet, I don’t even remember the brand, I’ve had it so long. Keys: a stylized lanyard with various house keys, car key fob, and a keychain that reads “I hope your day is as good as my butt” from my wife. I have to keep that, you understand.

Misc: Burt’s Bees chapstick, Listerine breath strips, and occasionally a utility knife depending on my destination.

  • DontTakeMySky@lemmy.world
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    2 days ago

    Daily: Phone, wallet, car/house keys

    Frequently also: bike keys, yubikey, Miyoo Mini (retro handheld), pocket knife (varies, but usually a Leatherman Squirt), and a small flashlight.

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    7 days ago

    My EDC is

    1. A pixel phone with a case on it, in the case I tuck my driver’s licence and one credit card. I have a wallet app on the phone for all other cards I might need.

    2. Keychain is a carabiner and short piece of webbing holding 2 house keys, car fob, mini knife and mini flashlight.

    The keys clip onto bra strap and go inside my shirt and phone tucks into bra. Definitely not a fella :P

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        5 days ago

        I pull my card out to tap, though it’s just habit from pre-tap and I probably wouldn’t need to. I leave NFC off on my phone or it tends to keep detecting my cc and chime.

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    6 days ago

    Pen, pocket journal, wallet, phone, and whichever pocket knife I grab that day.

    I’m really a simple person, but I"m going to go into my favorite pocket knife and I’m angry that it’s not made anymore. The SOG Q2. It’s a “baton” shape" IE, slightly longer than a standard pen. Has a flashlight, bottle opener (with flatehead screwdriver, in other words beveled the bottle opener) and knife. The opening mechanism is such I’ve never had it accidentally come open on me, can be opened one handed, and to keep it from closing you’re literally holding the body that goes over the knife.

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      6 days ago

      Watch, wallet, keys, phone, BT headphones.

      MEC sling bag containing: (nicest $1 store) notebook, (Sharpie and/or 0.38 mm Muji) pens. Prescription sunglasses.

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    8 days ago

    No offense to anyone who’s into this stuff, but what is the appeal in cataloging and discussing this what’s in your pockets?

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      8 days ago

      For me, it’s neat to know what other people carry. We’re all different people with different stuff and things, and it’s fun to learn about people I reckon. Totally get what you mean though, it’s very mundane lol

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      I find it important to have some tools with me. Even if I’m really unlikely to use them, being a useful person who can fix stuff and solve problems is a major component of my self concept.

      I also find the tools interesting in their own right. Lots of people like trinkets and gadgets, and there may be no explaining it to someone who doesn’t immediately find that sort of thing appealing.

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        The component of self concept, that’s exactly it! For me it’s not tools. But I love being the person who always has a band aid, a painkiller, a needle and thread, a tampon. You really don’t need that stuff every day, but when you need it, you NEED it. And it’s nice to get to be helpful like that.

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      Imo: just getting new ideas for ways to reduce/consolidate the number of things I have to carry every day. I switched from a regular wallet to an ultralight wallet (Ridge, but there are much cheaper alternatives) and it has been helping out my back a lot. It’s also nice to get recommendations for multi-tools and stuff.

      I only everyday carry my phone, car keys, apt keys, and wallet, and I often leave my apt keys locked in my car so I have one fewer thing to carry.

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      Sharing things you find useful in your everyday life so that others might enjoy them or recommend things that would better suit your needs.

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      8 days ago

      I’m always curious because I stopped carrying a purse as it made me feel more femme than I like, and since then I’ve wondered how dudes get through the day with only their pockets.

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        Either we stuff way too many things in our pockets, or we too have some kind of bag. I don’t think I ever go out of my place without my backpack if I have to bring more than my key/wallet/phone combo.

        We sometimes also opt for irresponsibly not carrying what we need to get through the day.

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      It is a bit extra, but I got put on to a lot of different practical utilities such as YubiKeys this way.
      I also found the life-hack of adding nail-clippers to my carkeyring. It’s definitely obsessive to an extent tho.
      Fortune favors the prepared!

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      The “why” is what people enjoy. There’s a story behind every item that people packrat.

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    8 days ago

    Im one of those weirdos that carries a cross body bag full of stuff everywhere. Here’s what’s in it: bag contents The pills are my prescription plus paracetamol. The tube thingy is 50spf sunscreen. There should be a pocket knife but I lost it and haven’t gotten around to getting a new one yet.

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      Plus in my backpack, there’s everything I need for staying the night somewhere. I used to live way out of town and frequently miss the last bus, so it became a habit to be prepared.

      I have one pair of underwear, one pair of socks, a toothbrush+paste, face moisturizer and hand cream.

      Also, a foldable reusable shopping bag, a small umbrella, and a water bottle.

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        8 days ago

        Found my EDC doppleganger lol. Almost down to every item in the backpack at least. Suncreen is so underrated!

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        8 days ago

        Are those plasters I see? Too many people forget those😂I’ve ended up awkwardly searching for one after an accident cooking or paper cut one too many times Always stay prepared