How to Choose Your EDC Stationery: 7 Tips for the Perfect Setup

Do you revel in the joy of putting pen to paper, capturing your thoughts and ideas in analog form? If you're anything like me, who can’t travel anywhere without my trusty notebook and pen, you understand the importance of having great everyday carry (EDC) stationery items by your side. Whether you're a student, a professional, or someone who loves the feel of a good pen, here are 7 tips to help you find your ideal EDC stationery.

1. Choose a Versatile Pen

A reliable pen is fundamental. Consider a tactical pen, which combines writing functionality with self-defense features. A brand like Gerber has tactical pens that write smoothly and can be handy tools in unexpected situations where you can use them as a glass breaker and write in all conditions.

Gerber Impromptu Pen

2. Opt for Durability

Your stationery should be able to withstand the wear and tear of daily life. Quality notebooks from Field Notes are designed to withstand water, dirt, and harsh conditions. These notebooks are perfect for jotting down ideas even in adverse environments.

Field Notes Expedition Edition

3. Embrace Minimalism

If you prefer a sleek and minimalistic EDC setup, slim-profile pens are a fantastic choice. A popular choice is the Fisher Space Pen brand which offers pens that are not only compact but also deliver excellent writing performance even in space. Slip them into your pocket or bag without any bulk or keep them protected in a Pencil Case.

Fisher Space Pen Raw Brass Bullet Space Pen

4. Prioritize Functionality

Save space and add versatility to your EDC by choosing multi-function stationery items. Get a pouch that organizes your stationery along with your essentials and can be converted into a sling bag that you can take with you like our Elements Tech Case or Utility Pouch.

Elements Tech Case in True Red

5. Consider Refill Options

Sustainability is essential, even in the realm of EDC stationery. Opt for pens that use refillable ink cartridges like the LAMY Safari.

LAMY safari Fountain Pen in Green

6. Personalize Your EDC

Let it be an expression of your personality. You can customize your notebook and planner from choosing a cover where you can engrave your name on it to the type of paper insert at Mossery


7. Blend Style with Substance

Who says your EDC stationery can't be both functional and stylish? Montblanc is known for its elegant pens and stationery that add a sense of refinement to your writing experience.

Montblanc Augmented Paper Urban Spirit Black

Whether you're scribbling quick notes or penning your next masterpiece, the right stationery makes a world of difference. Personalize your collection to your needs with these tips and you’ll be ready to pen your inspiration anytime.