I have been thinking about everyday carry for a few weeks now, normally its just something that I do – but as my life changes and jobs evolve so does what I can carry. When I was in college working at a liquor store in a rougher part of Jackson TN, my EDC included a Beretta 92 and lots of magazines, at TEMA it included a CRKT neck knife, but in corrections my everyday carry is much more restricted. In an environment where multi-tools, lighters, knives, and even click pens are forbidden, I had to be more creative.
This is my EDC for corrections, and due to my specialized job, this list is not the exact list of a correctional officer working security. They can’t have cell phones or flash drives, and the radio holder is too small for their issued duty belt. However, for investigators or others that can have these things this is (in my humble opinion) are pretty darn useful.
For your convenience, I will link to the items in the video below. However, if you work in a more permissive environment, you can check out my Amazon Influencer EDC page to see lots of small knives, lighters, multi-tools and gadgets that I think are great EDC options.
Seeshine Multifunctional 3 in 1 USB Cable Keychain
Cell Phone Card Wallet (5-Pack)
Swivel Belt Clip Two-Way Radio
Micro USB Rechargeable Tiny Flashlight
Tactical Gear Belt Clip
EDC Survival Mirror
Kingston Digital DataTraveler
GI P-38 Can Opener (5-pack)
Zak Tool Zak Tactical Key Ring Holder (2-Pack)