“EDC” is an acronym for “Every Day Carry”. This may be a different meaning for each person, but the standard items are keys, wallet, watch, ring, phone, knife, gun, etc. For some it also means that you carry a hank, or handkerchief. In this blog I am going to advocate that the hank should be an EDC item for you and everyone else on the planet.
BTW…..some refer to “EDC” as Electric Daisy Carnival (electricdaisycarnival.com), and that is not what I am referring to here.
In this day in age (the 2020, 2021, 2022, etc. years), we have a pandemic to deal with. The “Vid”
has been in the news and affected loved ones all over the world. It sucks. All we needed was another virus to deal with to go along with all of the other ones we have had to fight our entire lives. It is what it is. Because of this we have the need to keep germs away from us in any way that we can. A Hank can help with this.
It is noted that the handkerchief is NOT the end all be all solution to staying healthy. What is being said here is that it can help keep the yucky germs away from you.
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So why would you want to carry another item with you every day? Your pockets are already full of keys, a cell phones, etc. Why should you carry a hank? Honestly it’s not that hard, and you will probably not even notice you are carrying it.
The hank can be folded in a way that will fit your back pocket so perfectly, that you will never notice it when you sit down, or jam a wallet into the same pocket. It isn’t heavy, so it wont be an issue there either. Depending on the size of the hank you are using you may need to experiement on how you will fold it in order to make it fit, but I have found that folding it in thirds to start, and then in half does the trick for most.
The use of a hank will surprise you if you haven’t already put these into use. Most believe you are just using it to wipe snot from your face holes, but there are so many more ways to use a handkerchief.
Wiping is gonna be the number one use for these, and it will include your nose. However, it will also include your mouth, your hands, your brow, and other items not attached to you. You could find yourself wiping grease off of your tools, or your spill from your coffee cup. The simple act of pulling out your hank may also prove to be a good social interation.
Show off your car, bike, or toy by explaining how valuable it is to you, and then gingerly wipe it down or polish it with your hank that you produce seemingly out of no where like a magician. Use the action as a way to communicate the importance of the item, as well as show your foresight to bring a hank with you to care for it. It will also be an opportunity to showcase your sense of style. The beauty about handkerchiefs are that there are almost and endless amount of design options available to choose from.
The design of your chosen hank can show your political message, romantic feelings, or flair for patterns. It can be an amazing accessory to your attire, as well as commitment to a cause. What they heck do I mean by this? Well…..if you love donuts, get a donut hank. Love the Army? Army Hank. Skulls on your mind? Skull Hank. Get it now? Pick a subject and you will find an associated handkerchief that will go with your desire.
How about the argument that you are saving the environment? What is better? A paper tissue, or a reusable hank? Well……….I won’t fight you too hard about this argument, but I don’t think I am too interested in putting a dirty tissue paper thingy in my pocket anytime soon. A tissue or KLEENEX is still a good thing to have handy. I can’t knock it, but it is not perfect for all applications. Where it fails a handkerchief can succeed and using a tissue twice just doesn’t work, or compare. Throw away that tissue. Keep your Hank for another day.
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