Everyday Carry: Dawn

While most people are still cozy in their beds, we try to make it a point to be up and at it already. It’s not that we don’t enjoy sleeping in; it’s just that there are only so many hours in the day. So, in order to take advantage of every bit of sunlight, we’ve come to the conclusion that you gotta be up and going before it even starts. And that also means having a full complement of everyday carry gear that’s up to the task. Whether you’re waking up to hit the trails, you’ve spent all night finding a good camp and are looking to start a morning fire, or you just like expecting the best while being prepared for the worst, this week’s everyday carry roundup¬†is a pretty good way to get your day started.

Exotac Waterproof Match Case

Every survivalist should keep a weatherproof match case on hand. This one is small enough to fit on your keychain, stores up to 20 matches, comes with extra striking pads and o-rings, and is waterproof to a depth of 5 meters. And the keychain loop is also large enough to fit 550 paracord, if you want to strap it to your hiking pack.

Purchase: $24.95

Defy Key Chain

Made with Horween leather and a military-grade gun sling clip, this USA-made keychain is a handsome and rugged way to keep your keys and small gear on your person without crowding your pockets. And since it’s made from such high quality materials, you know you can depend on it whether you’re hoofing it to work or jetting off to your favorite campground.

Purchase: $29

FourSevens Preon P1 Flashlight

This pocket friendly flashlight has an incredible output range of 5 to 100 lumens, is housed inside aircraft grade aluminum, and features 5 infinitely reconfigurable illumination modes. It can also run for up to 20 hours on just the power of a single AAA battery.

Purchase: $40

Trove Wallet

Handmade in England, each of these incredibly slim minimalist wallets are made from a combination of Italian vegetable tanned bonded leather and high quality elastic. They’re also reversible, for alternative style options, have a triple pocket design, and can store up to 10 cards.

Purchase: $43

Tsovet SVT-CN38 Watch

Inspired by the styling of 1040s California modern contemporary design, this Swiss powered wristwatch is an exercise in refined minimalism. It features a stainless steel case, a hardened mineral crystal, and a comfortable-yet-handsome stitched leather band.

Purchase: $200