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#41 Vanessa Kitty

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:04 AM


My next big purchase later this year after I buy the molle messenger.
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#42 Andriy



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:42 AM

I hate things in my pockets while wearing cargo shorts. I find them constantly sliding down. Enough was enough when I almost lost my britches! :o


Maxpedition neatfreak goes with me full of my essentials.

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#43 Ryan



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:50 PM

I just wear either a regular pair of jeans or shorts:


Front left pocket: Samsung GS5

Front right pocket: Wallet, keys and most recently: a 'Rite-in-the-rain' pen (trying to EDC a small pad and pen)

Change pocket: Small knife and/or my work phone (when I'm on-call)

Belt: SOG Multi-tool (in leather case)

Rear pocket: 'Rite-in-the-rain' note pad


Looking to get some cargo pants and shorts and utilize those pockets also. 

#44 Brian R

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:52 PM

Aww here goes...


Left front pocket:

  • Knife (ZT801CF)
  • Small 4x7 Dry Bag
  • Zebra F701
  • Nite Ize Doohickey (In coin pocket)

Right front pocket:

  • Smartphone (Note 3)
  • Field Notes

Left back pocket:

  • Keys w/Bottle Opener and USB Key

Right back pocket:

  • Wallet

Arm left:

  • Watch (G-Shock Rangeman)

Belt 7 o'clock (In TAD Gear BC4):

  • Gerber Dime w/Paracord
  • Zebralight H502

Belt  5 o'clock

  • TAD Gear RDDP1

The only chances come when I wear cargo pants then everything in the back pockets shifts to the corresponding cargo pocket.

#45 Dan Post

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 09:30 AM

I just changed mine up a bit. Pretty much the same, but started using the cargo pockets:

Front right pocket: Spyderco Ambitious

Front left pocket: iPhone 5C

Right cargo pocket: Bic Atlantis Comfort

Left cargo pocket: Gerber Dime

Right back pocket: wallet

Left back pocket: nitrile gloves when at school, Snus when not.

Im thinking about adding a Gerber Shard sometime soon for the Phillips driver and the pry bar. That will probably go in the pocket with the Dime.

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 01:42 PM

This is my current carry:

Front left pocket: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Raphael LEAN Essentials wallet.

Front right pocket: Car keys, Orbitkey, FourSevens ML Mini flashlight.

Front right coin pocket: Leatherman Micra.

Belt: Skinth L Shield sheat with Leatherman Skeletool CX, Leatherman Bit kit, Leatherman Bit extender and Fisher Space Pen Bullet.

Left arm: Citizen Eco-Drive watch on NATO HD strap.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:23 PM

I've become pretty interested in this kind of topic, I've always seen load-outs/pocket dumps and wondered how others carry their items.


I almost always wear a belt, has a built in bottle opener on the inside

my cellphone is always in it's case and clipped onto the belt  at the 2 o clock

esee izula is attached at the 8 o clock


front left pocket: wallet, gerber dime, streamlight nano

front right pocket: keys, spare change, lighter, pens

back left pocket: klarus P1A clipped on, some tissues or napkins

back right pocket: cellphone headphones, sometimes charger too


when wearing cargos;

signal mirror, whistle, and ferrocium rod, rubber banded together in left side

all-weather notebook, clif/power bar in right side

backup knife clipped to right side pocket, rat 1


that's mainly how I do it

if I go light (shorts), I can throw my phone and keys in one pocket and wallet and gerber dime in the other

#48 Dan Post

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 10:32 PM

I have been experimenting with a new carry. It kinda happened randomly. I was in class and realized my Ambitious wasn't in my pocket, I started to panic, but then found it stuck to the steering wheel cover in my truck (not sure how that happened...) I pulled out my backup knife from my bag (Buck Bantam BLW), but when I found my ambitious at break time, I clipped the Buck to my back-left pocket.

I've never been much to clip knives to my back pocket, but I am starting to like it. I only will do it when I carry 2 blades, and keep my less-used blade in my back-right pocket, switching my wallet to my back-left.

#49 Darrell C

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 08:37 PM

Right waistband: knife, clipped

Right front: Nexus 6 and earbuds, deep pocket, Pilot G2 pen

left front: keys, deep pocket, wallet, blistex, Coast HP1 - clipped

Back Pockets: nothing at all  ;)

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

Any preferences towards specific Field Notes covers which double as wallets? There are many out there these days making the choices limitless (maybe)

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:43 PM

front right pocket: cell phone, releasable zipties

front left pocket: Flashlight 250 lumen, 13 ft paracord

back right pocket: 11 in 1 survival multitool

back left pocket: portable fan

right belt loop: leatherman core, 3 in metal rod

#52 Robin Caudle

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:29 PM

Ok I will give this a try;


Left front pocket;


Folding razor knife cliped onto pocket




Arthritis meds ( small pill bottle)


Right front pocket;


Extra razor blades ( plastic case)


Advil ( small pill bottle)






Left back pocket;


Wallet ( credit card multi tool inside)


Right back pocket;


LCP 380 ( not full time)


Keys hang from belt loop


I wear carpenter jeans so I have 2 pockets down the right leg which I carry an adjustable wrench and pliers ( not full time)


I am still working out how to carry more.

#53 Robin Caudle

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

Oh yeah I keep my phone in my shirt pocket.


When I wear my jacket I keep my charger in the inside pocket.

#54 Donald McNany

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:13 AM

Usually cargo pants or cargo shorts.
Left side: phone & flat brush/comb
Right side: wallet. Inside wallet:
Band aids, flat fresnel lens, Sinclair folding knife
Left front pocket: LED flashlight AA, Bic with cord wrap,
Right front pocket: Kershaw Brawler knife, Chapstick, Old man's change purse.
Left back pocket: hand sewn leather 2 magazine pouch wrapped in a bandana.
Right back pocket: empty
Right side rear belt: Leatherman Juice in factory pouch
Right side: KelTec PF9
On keyring: compass, military can opener, tiny LED flashlight, prybar, ferro rod in paracord holder, scraper, peanut lighter, paracord fob with whistle, very small knife, seatbelt strap cutter, dog tag signal mirror.
If traveling, right back pocket: SOL traveler's FAK.

#55 Dan Post

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:12 AM

Since I've been doing ride alongs on the ambulance for my EMT course lately, I have changed my carry to go according to comfort/practicality on the rig. I have cargo/BDU style EMT pants, which have plenty of pockets. This is my EMT carry:

Right Front: CRKT M21-12G

Right Back: cheap minimalist wallet

Right Cargo Pen Pouch: Streamlight Stylus Pro

Left Front: iPhone, pen

Left Cargo: Littmann Classic III stethoscope, 1" medical tape (hung on the steth)

I used to carry more, but it isn't really comfortable or practical for me, since all my other gear is right next to me, in my backpack, on the rig.
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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:37 AM

how it gets done?
a solid belt and cargo pants....
GS5 back left pocket
wallet with various licenses back right pocket next to surefire 6px pro
waist line @3:00 alien gear 3.0 with Sig 2022
comp tac spare mag carrier 9:00
barrage front right pocket
lighter in front left
cargo pockets for various extras over the whole day
MUT in carrier on 9:00 as well

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:16 AM

pistol at 1530 left side IWB or OWB on a Galco gun belt, spare mag (when carried) right back pocket. Phone L/F pocket cash and card holder R/F pocket. When I carry a knife it'll be clipped in L/F pocket. If I carry a fixed blade it'll be 1530 right side. Truck keys in L/F pocket. 


95% of EDC on me.



cash/ card holder




Everything else lives in the EDC bag that stays in the truck.

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:59 PM

I'll play.


Right Front Pocket - Paper Money in Money Clip, Keys, Small Pill Box with meds, Small Change Purse


Right Rear Pocket - Small ID Case, Kershaw Blur or else in Right Cargo pocket


Left Rear Pocket - Bandana, sometimes Cell phone unless I were Cargos then Left Cargo pocket or Shirt pocket


Left Front Pocket - 2 pairs of disposable Gloves in a small bag, In another small bag, 20ft of Para cord, small eye glass cleaning cloth, a Jetstream whistle,    tweezers, Leatherman Mica, small finger clippers, small Bic lighter, and finally a space pen


Right side on belt - Ruger Lc9 in Crossbreed Holster, IWB appendix carry 


Left side on belt - From 9 to 12, extra magazine in holster and in a separate re-purposed small Cell phone holster, a Streamlight Microstream flashlight and a Blackhawk Hawkhook rescue tool, the 2 holsters are carried IWB.


Surprisingly with a good gun belt, I barely the extra weight. 

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#59 Nick Frederick

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:54 PM

I always wear cargo pants/shorts and here is how my EDC gear is distributed:


Right front pocket: 

  • Leatherman skeletool
  • Victorinox Huntsman
  • loose change

Left front pocket:

  • Cell Phone

Right Rear pocket:

  • Wallet


Left Rear pocket:

  • Flashlight (Nebo blueline)


Right leg pocket:

  • Leatherman Style CS
  • Keychain 6ft tape measure
  • small zipper pouch with spare cash, scrap paper, band aids, sewing kit, safety pins, paper clip, a few medications and two drywall screws
  • multiple flash drives on a carabiner
  • cell phone USB A/C charger
  • spare AA battery

Left Leg Pocket:

  • keys
  • Anker 10,000 mAh power bank
  • Kobalt KS13 screwdriver with multiple bits
  • Disposable lighter
  • cheap pen

Belt: (homemade woven, 70ft of paracord)

  • Left side carabiner:
    • custom spool with 6ft of duct tape and 6ft of electrical tape
    • Sharpie Mini
  • Right Side carabiner
    • water bottle clip

Left wrist:

  • paracord bracelet with zip tie woven in.

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#60 T Christopher Cox

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:53 PM

I agree with Wally Gator. I've recently invested in a couple of good gun belts (Hank's) and extra weight, when I'm carrying a heavier knife, or pocket holster, and the cell phone, keys, little knife, redistributes really well without my trousers sliding down. The bonus for me is that of the three belts I own, two are sized for dress trousers at 1.25" and the other for jeans at 1.5"


I highly recommend investing in a good thick belt. Someone recently told me that Costco had a double walled belt for $8. Good starting point if you don't wnat to spring for leather.

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