I’d been meaning to post this for a few days, and then this thread took a twist that made me pull my finger out and get it done.
Since I have a yoyo with me more often than not, I have a small EDC yoyo kit that goes in my shoulder bag to work everyday. When I’m travelling I throw it in my luggage or saddle bags so I have a better than average chance of not having a yoyo failure that I can’t recover from where ever I am.
The most recent addition I really like is a cool little scribe for picking knots. I was searching for something small but pointy, durable but cheap. After some googling & digging around amazon, I found this one:
Its small enough to fit in a pocket (though I’ve tried, and OUCH!), and only cost $3.99.
And for me, I was specifically happy as its the perfect size for my kit.
I use a Maxpedition Barnacle pouch:
And the scribe fits just perfect in the outside pocket where I keep tools for quick access:
So far the tool pocket is stocked with the pick, a bearing tool, and a handy little knife.
The knife was another thing I was happy to find in my search for this usecase. Not only is it nice and small, but its a lock-blade, and made by SOG, so you know its going to be decent quality, even for a trinket-knife. Won’t break the bank either.
The pouch its self is divided into two main halves, and then one side has two elastic pockets inside to keep other things separate.
I keep a few extra strings, two bottles of lube, and all my extra bearings in there, and it still has room to spare.
I know this whole thing is pretty silly, and to be honest I get a satisfaction from that fact.
A toothpick or a pencil might work just as well as a pick.
But I do like tools, and making little kits (satisfies my gear fetish, and perhaps some OCD 8) ) and so while some might think its a waste to put this much effort, and even the small amount of money I’ve spent into something that could be accomplished with a ziplock sandwich bag and a 6d finishing nail, I imagine there a fair few like minded mutants who might appreciate the nerd factor involved, and thus I am compelled to share.
About the only thing that could make the EDC kit better, is if there was room for an actual yoyo. There probably would be if I took out the divider between the two halves. I have looked around for a pouch that would be just as good for supplies and tools, but also have a space for a yoyo (or 2, but no more), and so far I haven’t found anything. Most are either too big, or they don’t have any organization options. Those that are the correct size tend to be just one big pocket, no sub-pockets to keep sharp tools away from shiny anodized metal. Oh well.
I’m pretty happy with what I have as it is, despite the fact that I can’t help always peaking out of the corner of my eye at the pouches on offering whenever I’m in a camera shop or army-navy store.
Anyone else have dorky kits, or accessories? I was somewhat inspired to post this after seeing all the various ways people are making their own yoyo cases, and I wondered what else people get up to.