Part of having a well thought-out EDC gear drop is making sure that what you carry will apply to all the possible situations you may find yourself in (and also for all the situations you already know you’ll find yourself in.) In each of our vehicles, I keep a basic tool kit of wrenches, sockets, extensions, etc., that I think would help in the event of a breakdown. How do you pick the tools? In my case, I grab the basic sizes that are on that particular vehicle (such as standard sizes or metric), check the basic bolt and nut sizes, and lastly, I’ll check to see if I’ll need a socket, wrench, or other tools. Have you ever had to replace a car battery on a vacation? That’s one thing I make sure I have the right stuff for. Things like having an actual screwdriver can also make or break a situation. Either way, you wouldn’t want to do serious work with the phillips bit on a Leatherman, would you?
In this drop:
Blair Witkowski is an avid watch nut, loves pocket knives and flashlights and when he is not trying to be a good dad to his nine kids, you will find him running or posting pics on Instagram. Besides writing articles for Tech Writer EDC he is also the founder of Lowcountry Style & Living. In addition to writing, he is focused on improving his clients websites for his other passion, Search Engine Optimization. His wife Jennifer and he live in coastal South Carolina.