"*on a lanyard in my pocket and attached to belt loop with cord
Small swiss army knife
small led flashlight (suggestions welcome)"
You might like my right back pocket EDC then:
Nite ize carabiner bottle opener attached to my key ring via 6 feet of paracord in a king cobra stitch. On the key ring I have a 4sevens Preon and a peanut lighter. This clips to a belt loop and hangs into my back pocket.
I love the Preon, great little aaa light. More light than I ever need, and it gets TONS of use.
Yeah EDC topics usually accompany people who are into preparedness, so lots of guns, knives and paracord.
Personally I only EDC what gets a lot of use on a regular basis. For me, this includes:
my phone, wallet, pen, Chapstick.
R. Back pocket: already outlined above^
L. Back pocket:
3'x3' silk bandana, 3" case(bone handle slip joint knife, never saw the need for the tactical stuff).
Although I make and sell "survival" bracelets, I don't see much use for them in an actual survival situation. I think they are more hype than anything. But, my keychain fob, did come handy when I forgot the rope for the Xmas tree one year. And hey, paracord bracelets are a cool way to wear your team colors :)