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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2020, 12:15:52 PM »
Why are you guys so sure 2020 will actually come to an end someday and 2021 will happen?...

Just kidding though. Great to have all this amazing opportunities to at least get some joy from our favorite tools

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2020, 11:19:07 AM »
Updated for October Challenges
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2020, 07:35:20 PM »
There's no December challenge?  :ahhh

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2020, 08:26:09 PM »
There's no December challenge?  :ahhh
I suspect that making it through the year is considered a challenge in itself (can we have a Covid badge?  :think: )

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2020, 11:12:56 PM »
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2020, 11:14:15 PM »
There's no December challenge?  :ahhh


It would be a shame to not have a December challenge........ hmmmmm......

A time of year when holiday cards are sent out...... 30-Pen challenge? 

Or a 30-Rotate challenge?   There hasn't been a rotate challenge for a while.....  :dunno:

 :think:
« Last Edit: October 03, 2020, 11:20:29 PM by Nix »

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2020, 11:33:10 PM »

It would be a shame to not have a December challenge........ hmmmmm......

A time of year when holiday cards are sent out...... 30-Pen challenge?  (Image removed from quote.)

Or a 30-Rotate challenge? (Image removed from quote.)  There hasn't been a rotate challenge for a while.....  :dunno:

 :think:

A keychain tool challenge? Any brand, any style, no other MT

An EDC challenge? Anything you want, as long as you stick with it... and it has to be something that you actually have carried for the better part of the year. 

 :think:
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2020, 11:33:26 PM »

It would be a shame to not have a December challenge........ hmmmmm......

A time of year when holiday cards are sent out...... 30-Pen challenge?  (Image removed from quote.)

Or a 30-Rotate challenge? (Image removed from quote.)  There hasn't been a rotate challenge for a while.....  :dunno:

 :think:

Both of those sound good, is the rotate one just different gear each day?

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2020, 11:34:03 PM »
I suspect that making it through the year is considered a challenge in itself (can we have a Covid badge?  :think: )

The badge is a mask and a no touch tool?  :rofl:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2020, 12:03:00 AM »
Both of those sound good, is the rotate one just different gear each day?

"Complete a 30 day challenge for carrying a different Multi tool each day of the week based on one of the daily carry threads"


I've never done this challenge.....  :dunno:

I think participants rotate tools to represent one of the daily clubs, e.g. Spartan Saturday, Wenger Wednesday, or Wood Handled Wednesday.

Only....I don't see any LM or SOG daily carry threads.......so......hmmmmmm.......

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2020, 12:06:11 AM »
OK, there is 'Wave Wednesday', 'Thursday Surgeday', and 'Supertool Saturday'.

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #71 on: October 04, 2020, 12:07:56 AM »

An EDC challenge? Anything you want, as long as you stick with it... and it has to be something that you actually have carried for the better part of the year. 

 :think:


 :like:


This has some traction, I think.

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #72 on: October 04, 2020, 12:22:06 AM »
A SAK got your Six challenge. 

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https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,85623.0.html
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2020, 12:27:10 AM »
I agree 👍

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This has some traction, I think.

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #74 on: October 04, 2020, 12:37:03 AM »
A SAK got your Six challenge. 

Victorinox Winter limited edition challenge

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,85623.0.html

111mm Challenge?

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #75 on: October 04, 2020, 12:41:32 AM »
For an EDC challenge: "pick five (or six) items to EDC for one month. Cellphone, wallet, knife, MT, handkerchief, light, watch, FAK, bit kit, pliers, firearm, etc...... No substitutions for 30-days. No augmenting for 30-days. [Professional requirements exempted.]"

 :dunno:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2020, 01:11:22 AM »
111mm Challenge?

Damn skippy... But I'd wait until April or May when outdoor activities are possible.  Winter challenges (if they're anything like lockdown time challenges...) might be best with less rugged tools. 
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2020, 02:00:27 AM »
Hmmmm.....

Here, Winter time is rugged time.......

 ;)

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2020, 02:10:52 AM »
Hmmmm.....

Here, Winter time is rugged time.......

 ;)

 :D  Here, wintertime is try not to slip on the ice, and stay indoors time.   :facepalm:
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30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2020, 06:28:43 AM »
"Complete a 30 day challenge for carrying a different Multi tool each day of the week based on one of the daily carry threads"


I've never done this challenge.....  :dunno:

I think participants rotate tools to represent one of the daily clubs, e.g. Spartan Saturday, Wenger Wednesday, or Wood Handled Wednesday.

Only....I don't see any LM or SOG daily carry threads.......so......hmmmmmm.......
Here is a list of the various daily that I found:
GENERAL
Monrogue Monday
Titanium Tuesdays
Tactical Tuesday
Wood Handle Wednesday
Throwback Thursday
Black Oxide Friday
Ice Cream Sundays

SOG
None

LEATHERMAN
MiniTool Monday
Crunch Tuesday
Wave Wednesday
Surge Thursday
Supertool Saturday
Skeletool Sunday

SWISS ARMY KNIGHTS
Handyman Monday
Tinker Tuesday
Wenger Wednesday
Three Layer Thursday
Four Layer Friday
Farmer Friday
Spartan Saturday
Swisstool Saturday
Swisschamp Sunday
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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2020, 06:36:19 AM »
For an EDC challenge: "pick five (or six) items to EDC for one month. Cellphone, wallet, knife, MT, handkerchief, light, watch, FAK, bit kit, pliers, firearm, etc...... No substitutions for 30-days. No augmenting for 30-days. [Professional requirements exempted.]"

 :dunno:

Sounds good, but how about exempt wallet, cellphone, maybe even watch?

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2020, 07:08:11 AM »
Sounds good, but how about exempt wallet, cellphone, maybe even watch?

Agree, making the selection strictly tools would be more fitting and still allow a bit of variation, be it function or taste.

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2020, 10:06:30 AM »
Agree, making the selection strictly tools would be more fitting and still allow a bit of variation, be it function or taste.
:iagree: :tu:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2020, 11:02:33 AM »
:iagree: :tu:
Me too. 5 tools for month sounds cool.
Then again I was thinking on doing the pen challenge, but I can always do that later if this comes into fruitation

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #84 on: October 04, 2020, 05:16:49 PM »
Me too. 5 tools for month sounds cool.

Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh)

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 05:22:10 PM by Nix »

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #85 on: October 04, 2020, 05:55:09 PM »
Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh )

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:

This challenge reminds me of a song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9N6_Tj9u2U&ab_channel=NetflixIsAJoke


Jokes aside, I have been brewing on the idea 5 tools for a long while, and am planning to run a "Poker Face Challenge" this or next year:



In the challenge month, participants will pre-select 5 tools, based on poker hands, EDC and take a photo of each tool daily.

Royal Flush = "Flagship" models from 5 different tool brands

Straight Flush = Most Popular models from 5 different tool brands

Four of a kind = Four variants of the same model from the same brand

Full House =  Three variants of the same model from same brand, another two same models from a different brand

Flush = 5 different models from a same brand, cannot be SAK or LM.

Straight = 5 SAKs or LMs, any models

Three of a kind, Two pairs and One pair explains itself, same logic from Full House.


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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #86 on: October 04, 2020, 06:00:45 PM »
Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh )

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:
Thoughts?: I like it. I like it, a lot  :like:

Useful Challenge?: All challenges are useful  :tu:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #87 on: October 04, 2020, 06:18:29 PM »
Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh)

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:

Sounds like a good challenge to me, personally because of pandemic personal status keys and wallet have no need to be in my daily edc. So I'd probably just choose a handful of tools and grab the keys/wallet on the odd store day  :dunno:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #88 on: October 04, 2020, 06:22:16 PM »
Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh )

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:

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)?  >:D

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. :think:

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Re: 30 Day Challenges for 2020
« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2020, 06:26:41 PM »
Five tools?   :ahhh   Where would the challenge be?   :think:

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.   :dunno:

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:

Watch
Wallet
Keys
Knife
Multitools w/ or w/o bit kits
Lights
Bandana/kerchief (can be rotated for laundering purposes)
Watch
FAK
Compass
Lighters/matches
Pens/Pencils
Notebooks (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!  :ahhh)

• 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.   :dunno:

Thoughts?  Useful challenge?   :dunno:

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  :dunno:

- 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)

 

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