OK, there is 'Wave Wednesday', 'Thursday Surgeday', and 'Supertool Saturday'.
Skeletool, Sunday, SideClip Sunday, Minitool Monday, Crunch Tuesday, Black oxide Friday
There is nothing wrong with taking a month off from a challenge either
Five tools? Where would the challenge be? I think I like the idea of picking an "EDC" and actually carrying/testing that specific EDC for a month. For me, my "EDC" is really more a "This Day Carry", changing with my whims or expected needs.Maybe we don't even need a specific number of items? Some people might be minimalists and just carry Wallet, Phone, and SAK. I don't think such a participant should have to carry more when he/she would not normally do so..... Each participant would set up his/her own EDC and carry it every day. Awl of it. Pick as many tools or items as you want to carry for December. But carry every item, every day. Seems like an interesting idea. At the end of December participants would give a brief assessment of how their EDC worked and what they might change up. For most of us, our phone is now (sadly) a critical part of our EDC. For me, my wallet is also part of my EDC--in addition to the tools of modern commerce (i.e. a credit card), it also stores a few goodies: fresnel lens, stamps, band aid, etc.... Even some cash (last I checked...) Watch....? Not part of my EDC, but it is for some people. I guess I'm thinking that an "EDC in December" challenge should reflect an actual EDC, to be used in real world circumstances, for 30 days. Proposed rules:• Identify your EDC items and post a photo of your EDC on Day 1. These items shall be carried daily throughout the challenge. • Additional items shall not be added or starting items deleted after the start of Day 1. (see exceptions below)• EDC Items would include, but not be limited to:WatchWalletKeysKnifeMultitools w/ or w/o bit kitsLightsBandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)WatchFAKCompassLighters/matchesPens/PencilsNotebooks (outside official duty/work/school requirements)Tools (outside official duty/work/school requirements)Firearms (outside official duty/work/school requirements)Others....?• Awl components of the EDC would need to be carried everyday. If some components could not be carried, e.g "Couldn't carry my pistol with me because I was on jury duty.", the participant would state so in that day's post and provide a brief explanation.• Additional tools permitted for specific activities, e.g. "Used chainsaw to harvest firewood today.", but the EDC would still need to be carried in some manner (with safety in mind when using that chainsaw! )• Post a photo of your EDC or a component of the EDC that got used in the thread everyday.Seems like an interesting idea. At the end of Decemder participants would give a brief assessment of how their EDC worked and what he/she might change up. Thoughts? Useful challenge?
Great ideas. I think that for this challenge, we want to think of it back to front.... rather than say "how would a XYZ tool work for me if that's all I have" its.... "Is this EDC necessary and sufficient?"
- EDC is optional, at its core. If you need to carry a pistol or a wrench for work... its not really EDC. But if you carry a Leatherman for work, and it doesn't leave your side when you get home, and you're using it all evening... then it counts as EDC. So I would say that firearms, but also HD MTs with bit kits need not be entered into the challenge if they are not off duty or weekend carry. - Off duty or day off carry would be the benchmark of the items of the challenge. Many of us will EDC something to work but that wouldn't count... in your mind try and separate those things out, especially when they happen to be a multitool (what's a challenge without a challenge?). We could do a work-day and an off-day "bundle" but I think that misses the point.... Unless you say "I carry A MT every day... always a Surge on workdays and a Squirt on offdays". That might work - on the heels of that idea.... any extra tools required (whether a chain saw or a HD MT that was fetched out of the drawer for a particular task) can be mentioned just as a point of conversation. E.g. I don't EDC a Wave so that won't be included in my challenge, but I might mention it if I worked on my guitar that day just as fodder for conversation.
- the list Nix made is helpful, as we may not realize what we "EDC" - pens compass, etc.... And that may include a specific app on the phone - such as a map or compass or measurement app (where you might have otherwise carried a particular tool). This makes me think of two fun points. 1. taking detailed stock of your EDC beforehand 2. noting what phone apps, or unwilling tools are used (such as using keys for prying or phone for flashlight)
That sounds like a fun challenge I would join Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk
I give it some of thoughts:1) Maybe this could call a 'Groundhog Day Challenge"? And if someone forgets or use other tool, it reset back a week or even to day 0(unless it is for work or motorized tool, like a lawn mower)? 2) I think to add a twist to this challenge, I would humbly suggest to carry at least 1 item that they never carry or even hate.
I started an EDC challenge thread here: EDC in DECKev, can you add the EDC in DEC thread to the list of planned challenges? Thank you!