The Everyday Carry Face Off

CLiP™ System v.s. Traditional Keychain Pill Box Lever Gear’s founder Mike Scully had long been fed up with the Traditional Keychain Pill Box and its serious limitations when he decided to challenge the traditional design. Mike wanted to invent something better, something more practical, more versatile. He set out to design a portable screwdriver that…

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How to Shop for a Minimalist

Gift shopping for a minimalist. It sounds like the start to a good joke. But, the question still remains—how do you shop for someone who supposedly shuns material goods? Understanding the Movement Contrary to popular belief, minimalism does not necessarily mean that one must shun all material goods. Instead, the minimalism movement seeks to reduce…

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Why Everyday Carry: Answering Your Questions about EDC

Everyday Carry: What is it? … Where is it popular? … Why do people do it? … These are all great questions. For our latest blog post, we set out to answer them (and others) for you. Because let’s be honest, we wouldn’t be a very good everyday carry gear company if we didn’t have the…

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Prototypes: Designing Your Ideas

Prototyping for Fun and Profit “You should prototype it.” I said. I was sitting in my friends’ living room and they were telling me about the new island they were planning for their kitchen. Will thought a larger island would provide a nicer eating surface. Mona countered that a larger surface might jut out too…

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Manufacturing the Toolcard Pro

An intense hands-on process from start to finish Watch the precision machining and quality that goes into each Toolcard Pro. Made in the U.S. by many skilled hands, ending in a robust and beautiful part. Meet our team along the way.    https://youtu.be/BA3_uN6EfDM   At first glance of the Toolcard Pro, I could see that careful thought…

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How To Multitool: A How To Guide for Your Toolcard Pro

How To or Not To—That is the Question So, you purchased your Toolcard Pro because you want to be prepared. But you look at it, feel the weight of it in your hands, and wonder, “How do I use this?” Wonder no more! This blog post is filled with helpful tips and links to instructional…

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Portable drafting tools – How to create great drawings anywhere with your EDC tools

Everyday carry for innovators, builders, designers and idea people. Field Notes book, Toolcard Pro, and mechanical pencil for idea capture.  Drafting tools in your pocket? Have you been out with friends and wanted to evangelize about your homestead’s solar space heater with a drawing? Or needed to sketch a DIY design? Or could you have…

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Outdoor Gear Builders’ Holiday Gift Guide 2016!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and you’ve been too busy riding/climbing/biking/hiking/camping to go shopping. Fear not, the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina are here with suggestions a-plenty. From something small to add to a stocking, to that trailer that you kind of want for yourself (go on, you deserve it!), you can tick off…

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