A good light weight and sharp knife
I choose a Spyderco Delica 4 with the combination blade with a partially serrated edge. It clips to my pocket or waistband and I can open it with one hand. The blade is only 2.5 inches long (Los Angeles legal) but is extremely sharp right out of the box. I have been carrying this knife in one form or another for over 20 years. It cuts through almost anything and even though its not heavy-duty enough for true bushcraft duty, it can handle light wood work.
A simple valet wallet to hold all my important cards
My wallet is a slim leather valet type wallet that holds 15 cards and Ids. It’s light enough to carry and leaves only a small imprint in my pocket. The only feature that is special about this wallet is the fact that it blocks Rfid readers so that my account information cannot be stolen easily. I carry this in my front pocket to discourage pickpockets and also to make my back pockets so bulky as to alter my posture and develop back problems over the long-term.
My primary phone
I carry a Samsung galaxy note 4. It’s a little bit big but I can perform almost all of the same functions that I use on a normal computer or laptop and enables me to be completely mobile should the need arise. I keep the phone in a case that has a hatch on the back that allows me to carry additional items like credit cards and Ids if I don’t have pockets or in case of emergencies, a little extra cash. Inside of it, I actually carry a Hackersticker Escape card in metal that includes integrated lockpicks and handcuff key for real or imagined emergencies.
My secondary phone
On occasion I like to have a secondary phone, a Samsung Galaxy Core, for emergencies and for times that I don’t want to give out my permanent number. I may use it for business, but in most cases it is used for emergencies. It’s a pre-paid phone from sprint that is still a Samsung smart phone and allows me to perform various mobile office function, though not as powerfully as my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It is not connected to Wifi nor does it broadcast location and gives me a semblance of anonymity and can be disconnected or thrown away without fear of being tracked down. In street terms, it would be known as a “burner phone.”
A carbon fiber money clip to hold my cash or bills
When I have loose cash in my pocket, by the end of the day it tends to be a crumpled mess in my pocket and makes it hard to pull out bills when I have to make a cash purchase. With the money clip, my bills stay organized and the entire clip barely leaves a print in my front pocket and sits on top of my valet leather wallet. The clip itself is so lightweight that I barely notice that it’s there and fits well with my valet leather wallet.
Although it’s not pictured above, I wear this tool regularly depending on where I’m going and the attire that I’m wearing for the day. I love this tool even though it tends to be a little bulky. It comes with a carry case that I can either attach to my belt or waistband. I find I don’t need to use it that often but it has come in so handy on occasion that I have stopped leaving it at home. If I need to, I can always put it into my bag to carry. The part I love about this multitool is that the pliers are also vice grips. In addition, they provide a secondary knife that I don’t mind beating up before I use my Spyderco Delica 4. It also gives me the other tools that come in handy such as screwdrivers and a saw
A Keysmart key carrier with an extra 64 gig Usb drive attached that contains and encrypted folder for storing important passwords, links, paperwork, and Bitcoin information. This contraption keeps my keys from not only rattling while I walk or run, but also gives me a little bit of stealth if the need should arise. Plus, it keeps my pockets from becoming bulky and also prevents bruising on my legs while carrying it or sitting down for long periods of time. I keep a steel clip on the key ring so that if I need to, I can carry the keys attacked to my belt or waistline if I don’t have pockets.
Instead of using a traditional key ring, I prefer a MantaRing made from twisted steel cable. It’s virtually indestructible and can double as a pliable carabiner or connected to several other MantaRings and used as a chain of sorts to hang items or secure items together. It comes with a screw-type twist connector, that makes it easier to remove and attach keys than a traditional key ring.
A Nightcore flashlight attached to my keychain
This is a great little backup flashlight that is lightweight and Usb rechargeable. It tends to comes in handy and is an easier more convenient solution than using my phones flashlight app that tends to drain battery power fast.
A Wocket in my Pocket
I love this device. I stumbled on this one day reading reviews on gadgets and it has changed my life. This is the Wocket Digital Card Wallet. It is a digital wallet with an attached card reader and card that is capable of carrying literally thousands of cards digitally, without having to have the cards present to use. It works just as well as if you had the actual card present, though it does evoke some surprise when I first present it to vendors. The device is encrypted and can only be accessed with a pin code and is able to print your card onto its proprietary card for a one-time use, which prevents accidental or criminal uses of your prepaid credit cards or Atm cards. I can carry digital money on numerous cards without worrying about people stealing my credit cards with an Rfid reader or stealing my wallet and using my cards. Its roughly the same size as a normal wallet and fits in my pocket alongside my normal gear.
What I wish I could carry as well:
A Glock 27 for self-defense
A Glock 27 in .40 caliber, with an inside the waistband holster made of Kydex. the brand of holster that I choose is the Glock Bandit IWB / OWB Holster with a belt clip that enables the holster to be worn both inside or outside the waistband.
I carry an extra magazine for the Glock 27 in a Fobus paddle holster. It has a small profile and looks very much like the case that I use to carry my Leatherman Crunch Multitool. It is easy to put on and remove and gives me an extra ten rounds of ammunition if I need it.
North American Arms .22 Caliber Revolver
Although it’s not a high caliber pistol, the North American Arms .22 caliber revolver can serve as a highly concealable backup option should I lose my primary pistol or suffer a malfunction. It can be concealed almost anywhere on the body and can only function as a holdout gun that can fit in the palm of the hand. It doesn’t have a range of more than a few feet but in close quarters could be the difference between life and death.
I could potentially carry this holster several ways but the easiest and safest way is in the Homeland Undercover Concealment Holster which is intended to be worn around the neck but could just as easily be kept in a pocket. It’s made of Kydex and gives the pistol and additional safety feature for carrying the gun without risking and accidental misfire.
- Samsung Galaxy Core
- Spyderco Delica 4 Black Combination Blade
- Keysmart Extended Edition
- Kensington 64 gig Usb drive
- NItecore Keychain LED Flashlight
- Steel Keychain Clip
- Carbon Fiber money clip
- Hackerstickers lockpick and Escape Card Steel
- Wocket Digital Card Wallet
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with concealed slot for cards
- Valet Card Wallet leather
- Fobus Single Magazine Paddle Carrier for double stack Glock 27 magazine
- Glock 27 extra 10 round magazine with extended finger grip
- Glock 27 40 caliber pistol
- Glock Bandit IWB / OWB Holster
- North American Arms .22 caliber revolver
- Homeland Undercover Concealment Holster
- MantaRing – Cable Key Ring with Screw Lock