Gear Up: {TRUE EDC Essentials Kit}

The phrase “everyday carry” (EDC) means different things for different folks, but TRUE has assembled a smartly selected set of items that can play a true EDC role or fit into a larger plan.

Gear Up
By David A. Brown
Gear Up Ambassador

What is it?

TRUE EDC Essentials Kit

What sets it apart?

The phrase “everyday carry” (EDC) means different things for different folks, but TRUE has assembled a smartly selected set of items that can play a true EDC role or fit into a larger plan — think: backpack, emergency/survival kit or ditch bag. One of my pet peeves is clunkiness — I can’t stand minibricks in my pockets, especially with the lightweight pants I wear fishing, hiking, kayaking, etc. — so I tucked all of the pieces into my pockets and walked, bent over, knelt and sat with no discomfort.

How do I use it?

The TRUE EDC Essentials Kit includes the following items:

  • SCRYBEballpoint pen with three replacement ink cartridges, inch/centimeter ruler, double-sided Phillips/slotted micro-bit driver, bubble level and touchscreen stylus
  • SmartKnife+ with a partially serrated, 2.75-inch blade, magnetic driver and No. 2 Phillips bit, wire strippers, 6- to 14-mm wrenches, slotted drivers, bottle opener, pry bar, inch/centimeter ruler and file
  • Plasma Lighter that requires no fuel, provides a windproof arc and is water-resistant and rechargeable
  • 5,000 Ah Power Bank (3.57×2.48 inches) with a charging cable that also fits the lighter

How much?

$99

Angler’s insight:

There are several things I like about this kit, starting with the all-black design — helpful in maintaining a low-vis profile in nature. The sturdy SmartKnife+ packs a lot of practical functionality into a compact space without any piece feeling flimsy or unnecessary. The belt clip has just the right tension for a firm hold without abrading the fabric with every on/off. For walkers, runners, cyclists, etc., the SCRYBE can double as a compact personal security tool, similar to a kubaton safety keychain.

More information:

True.ACGBrands.com

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