Talk:2674: Everyday Carry

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Randall speaks: 08:47, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

My EDC: Swiss Army Knife, Kershaw Leek, Kershaw Chive, SOG Multi Tool, Quarters for Aldi, Visa card. 08:54, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

Absolutely need the quarter for Aldi Rtanenbaum (talk) 14:13, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Hypothetical: Wandering around the jungle, as you do, you find an old, overgrown airstrip with abandoned planes strewn across its overgrown runway. Just then, several lost school parties show up out of nowhere, having miraculously survived various mid-sized airplane emergency landings in the vicinity. With one of the crowd's mobile phones (not you, because you haven't had a spare pocket for one since 2014, but you do have a USB recharge facility built into one of your many torches), and sufficient signal, the authorities are alerted to your exact position, and can send an airliner to rescue you all, just so long as the runway is cleared and you can set up enough lights to assist with their approach and landing. – Hopefully you hadn't a day or two ago had a wheel come off your cart (because of the jungle vines snagging at it!) and found that the screw that had come loose was of a size and configuration that none of your gadgets could actually handle. I mean, you had a darned star-penta-posix (with a hole in the end) for every other size from 1mm up to 35mm except this exact one..! Amirite? 08:58, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

Turns out, when the time you prepared for comes, you're still really unprepared. It's not just that you'll still only have two hands and will be missing that one "No need, you can find it anywhere"-Part. You also will have no idea that the time has come (after 213 false alarms) or which of the many, many things you prepared for has actually occurred. 627235 (talk) 13:04, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

There's only one true EDC: a bottle opener

^- Everything is a bottle opener if you are German enough. Opening a bottle with almost anything is a serious bragging topic here. -- 12:34, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Did this come out on Monday? I didn't see it around 1am ET Tuesday, and the bot didn't create the ExplainXKCD page until 05:47 Barmar (talk) 14:00, 20 September 2022 (UTC)

No, Tuesday. Presumably the book tour has thrown the regular schedule off. 15:59, 20 September 2022 (UTC)
Officially, this is a Monday comic. If you look at the xkcd archives here, Randall has the publication date for this comic as 2022-9-19 (Monday).

Can someone familiar with EDC give some examples and explain why all of them might be so bulky please? 15:59, 20 September 2022 (UTC) Here are examples: Swiss Army Knife, Kershaw Leek, Kershaw Chive, SOG Multi Tool, Quarters for Aldi, Visa card . . . . They would be bulky 'cause the Internet is HUGE.

This reminds me a little of 1833 when Ponytail compares code to a JSON table of the model numbers of all flashlights with the word “tactical” in their names

1833:_Code_Quality_3 and

Tweet from August 22 features Everyday Backpack from Peak Design, which might be an inspiration for the topic. -- 09:10, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Or he came across this swiss army knife Kimmerin (talk) 10:46, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

The ultimate multi-bladed tool, if you limit yourself to just the one. (Does not contain USB chargers or its own torch(es) though. Maybe later... ;) ) 16:25, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

"knives with weird holes in them" is probably referring to spyderco 17:41, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Isn’t there another xkcd comic that mentions how randall is weak against buying lots of new shiney gadgets with potential usefulness? i can’t find it again, but it’s refered into its explainxkcd description, i’ve read it, and it would be nice to link to in this one as well 00:07, 30 September 2022 (UTC)