Every Day Carry/Every Day Wear Costs.

Just stumbled upon one of these that I did about two years ago, in late December of 2013. Realized I haven’t done this for a while.

Replacement cost of total carry;

December 2013;

 Some these items were gifts, or gotten on sale, this is current replacement cost prices.

Average winter day;

pen-cheap pilot liquid ink $2?

pad-write in rain 3×5 $5

music- Walkman mp3 player, $100.

phone-Pantech 520 $100

Watch-Citizen Ecodrive Chrono $140

—-watch band-leather NATO $30

Custom leather and paracord bracelet $35

Alaska mint money clip $70

key-chain $5 ish

multi- Leatherman Wingman custom, $40 roughly.

light-

–Rofis JR10 $60

–Olight i3S EOS $20

–Browning headlamp–$30

lighter- Dads 1951 Zippo- ireplaceable but a new chrome one would be about, .$20

knives-

–Case peanut($45),

–SAK Classic $20,

–Moon Glow Kershaw Cryo $50,

$772 EDC

Plus;

Clothes–

–mechanix fleece work gloves $30

–Duluth tradding spare pair gloves $15

–Mad Bomber Rabbit Fur hat $40

–Cabelas Snow HIkers, $100.

–Belt– plain leather $40, Tandy black canyon buckle, $15.

–Duluth Trading long tail long sleeve turtleneck T $25

–Duluth Tradding wool blend socks $15(yes, per pair!)

–Cabelas Flannel shirt $25

–Cabelas fleece lined jeans $60

–Cabelas Flannel lined Denim jacket $70  Just found out its been Discontinued.. :cry: Probably cost me $100 to get close to the same thing that fits in another brand.. I Knew I should have ordered a spare last fall when they were on sale… :nah_disagree:

$1237.00

Not bad. Down about $300 from the last time I did this. 😉

G.

And currently, for an average Work day so far for This winter(Nov 2015);

pen-Bullet Space pen, $20

paper-Single Field Notes $3

phone-Samsung S5 Active $700 –If I had to buy it retail…

Watch-Citizen Ecodrive Diver $200 –Discontinued model, price is for similar current issue.

Custom leather and paracord bracelet $35

Marlborro money clip $20, irreplaceable I guess, so I guessed on cost of another simple brass clip.

key-chain- $30 ish, includes cost of 4 keys, a couple tags, and a SAK Classic.

Tools-

–multi- Vic Spirit… What, about $80 now?

–Knipex Plierswrench $50

–Leatherman Wrench– Irreplaceable. Would cost me about $50 min. to have a custom made.

–JW Bandicoot 2.5 Ti. $50ish?

light-

–Rofis JR10 $60

–custom brass Olight i3S EOS $25

–Browning headlamp–$30

lighter- Dads 1951 Zippo- ireplaceable but a new chrome one would be about, .$20

–Thunderbird insert, $15?

knives-

–Case peanut $45,

–Case Bradford 1/2 whittler $65

$1,498 in EDC($998 at contract cost of phone)

Plus;

Clothes–

–mechanix fleece work gloves $30

–light knit glove liners $2

–fingerless light knit glove liners $2

–mechanix fast fit gloves $20

–Mad Bomber Rabbit Fur hat $40

–Head band earmuffs(realize I don;t know the brand) $20ish

–Cabelas Snow HIkers, $100.

–Belt– plain leather $40, Tandy black canyon buckle, $15.

–Duluth Trading long tail long sleeve turtleneck T $25

—standard base layer $25ish
–Gold Toe socks $3?

–FOTL zip front hoodie $12

–Cabelas fleece lined jeans $60

–jacket depends on the day, but average of $150

–Ring AMW Custom, $30ish.

Total;

$2072.00

Eeek.  Thats up $835.

Although, if we take replacement cost of the phone down to around $200 that I’m paying for it(more or less, as i recall) I’m only up $335. at $1,572 total.

 Not too bad.

And, an average non work day lately;

pen-Bullet Space pen, $20

paper-Single Field Notes $3

phone-Samsung S5 Active $700 –If I had to buy it retail…

Watch- cheap no name mechanical, pocket $20

Custom leather and paracord bracelet $40

Marlborro money clip $20,

Ring, AMW Custom, $30ish.

key-chain- $30 ish,

Tools-

–JW Bandicoot 2.5 Ti. $50ish?

–Custom Leatherman Skeletool $100

light-

–custom brass Olight i3S EOS $25

–Browning headlamp–$30

lighter- Dads 1951 Zippo- ireplaceable but a new chrome one would be about, .$20

–Thunderbird insert, $15?

knives-

–Case peanut $45,

–Case Bradford 1/2 whittler $65

1,163.00 In EDC ($663 withphone at contract cost)

Plus;

Clothes–

–light knit glove liners $2

–fingerless light knit gloves $2

–Mad Bomber Rabbit Fur hat $40

–Head band earmuffs $20ish

–Ariat cowboy boots, $150.

–Belt– plain leather $40, Tandy black canyon buckle, $15.

–Average shirt $25

–Gold Toe socks $3?

–Wrangler jeans $20

–PolarTec thermal base layer $25ish

–jacket average of $150

Total; 1,730.00

Hmm.

Take the phone down to the $200 I’m paying for it, and thats $1,230 total, almost exact as two years ago for work.

EDC only now, work. $998

EDC only now play $663

EDC Only Now, average, $830.50

EDC only, then. $772

 

All now, work. $1572

all now, play.  $1230

All Now, average, $1401

All then, work. $1237

Hmm. Not too bad really.

On average I’m only up $115 or there abouts.

$160 max increase..

Interesting!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Every Day Carry/Every Day Wear Costs.

  1. Boy you’re expensive!

    • Nah… just think what it is on the days I carry a gun, or one of my one off custom knives(not the ones I’ve made!) or my fancier jewelery… Wear both my good rings and a nice watch and I can top the $1200 on one hand. 😉 Or what all of that added would be.

      Even worse if I add in my hiking gear for an average field day, or hunting trip… Or if you really want a high cash value; all the stuff thats in my truck on an average day. 😉 😀

      The funny thing is that none of it is verry expensive or special in itself; It just adds up fast.

      Like every time you break a $100 bill… you invariably go to just 4 $20s and change… And its super easy to eat up 2 or 3 $20s in misc shopping in one day.

      Like the old term, “being nickel and dimed to death” Its not the expensive stuff that gets you, its all the cheap little items. I’m sure those of you with kids can relate rather well to this concept. 😉

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