EDC stands for Every Day Carry – for desk jockeys that may mean a combination of USB drive, smartphone  and laser pointer, but even we computer-sitters sometimes need a slightly more rugged set of essentials like this little collection provides.

The components are surprisingly small and simple to describe: “Tiny, multiuse tools. Comes with a pry bar, screwdriver keys, precision tweezers & waterproof lighter. All tools attach to your keychain and weigh less than 2 ounces combined. Made in USA.”

A return to well-crafted, high-quality design ideals using top-of-the-line stainless steel, elements of this set are employed by “U.S. Military, local police forces, firemen and serious survivalists” and made to last without regular maintenance.

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Per the kit’s creators at Kaufmann Mercantile: “The idea is to keep it streamlined with an eye towards self-reliance — you want items that do the most while taking up as little pocket space as possible.” At just $42 total (coincidence, or are they Douglass Adams fans?) and available piecemeal as well on the cheap, this has certainly just made my Christmas list.