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Urban Everyday Carry: Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.

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Urban Everyday Carry: Everything you need. Nothing you don’t.

Everyday Carry isn’t just about surviving, it’s about thriving in both the city and the woods.

What is ECD or Everyday Carry?

Whether you know how to Everyday Carry (EDC) or not, chances are you’re already doing it. EDC is simply your habitual supply of wares that you carry on your person at any given time—things that you put in your bag or pockets daily because you rely on them.

However, EDC is actually a lifestyle for some; carrying the least amount of tools and supplies that also have the most versatility. We’re going to show you how to carry smarter to be ready to go from work to wilderness with only the gear you take with you every day.

Who should EDC?

Everyday carry isn’t just for bushcrafters or backcountry aficionados, many urbanites also live the EDC lifestyle. So whether you’re an urbanite looking to be prepared to open boxes or cut up kindling, or an outdoor enthusiast who wants to always be ready no matter the adventure, EDC is for you.
Frost River already is an EDC guru of sorts. In fact, we embody EDC ethos in everything we make: reliable softgoods made in the USA that have every bell you need and none of the whistles you don’t.
Here’s a list of characteristics that indicate a quality EDC item:
  • Simplistic
  • Rugged
  • Serve a purpose

Work Essentials

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to EDC. You should find the system that works for you. To help you get started, we’ve made two lists that you can mix and match to help you go from your day job to your nighttime adventures, whether they be urban or wild. For starters, you’ll need to think about what you need to carry into work every day.
This could include:

Afterhours Adventures

Going from day to night or workday to weekend can also be a breeze when you ECD to your personal hobbies. If you enjoying hiking in the woods or just getting off the beaten path, it’s easy to fit a few extra ECD items into your Mesabi Range Daypack to take you where you want to go.
We recommend:
Bob Dustrude Quick Buck Saw, made in Minnesota.

Convenience & Self-reliance

Everyday carry is all about self-reliance and the convenience of always having the tools on you to accomplish your day, no matter what’s in store. This is why at Frost River, we’re big believers in EDC; the more ready we are at a moment’s notice, the more prepared we are to go out and seek our someday whenever the opportunity arises.


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The Mesabi Range Pack is available in Premium in addition to standard. The extra leather is sophisticated and sleek.
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Sven Saw, lightweight and foldable, made in Minnesota.
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The Lunch Bag SB by Frost River is made of waxed canvas and closed with a leather strap and solid brass post. This item is proudly made in the USA.
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