Wyoming has a whole different culture than California. In addition to the whole guns (and horses, and cowboy hats) thing, there are a whole lot more people that carry Leathermans (Leathermen?) out here. Back in California I was lucky to see an older gentleman with some sort of multitool every few days. (That was in the central valley, though; I suspect If I were more north towards Truckee I might have seen a lot more.)
But here in Laramie, all it takes is a trip to Walmart to see about 20% of men 25 and older with some sort of sheathed multitool. I’d probably spot a lot more if I checked, but it’s a little weird checking around other dudes’ waistlines. Either way, I feel like I’m in good company up here. Just yesterday there were 2 guys outside of my open window talking about gun safes, something that you wouldn’t get very often back in Cali. If you’re like me but you live in places like California or New York, you might consider ‘making like a shepherd’ and getting the flock out of there.
This is my EDC for the day: writing utensils, Maxpedition slim wallet, notepad, ProTech TR-3, LM Wingman, Blistex, and Galaxy S3 phone
[Editor’s note: Don’t laugh at the Blistex. I grew up in Colorado, and that thin, dry air made me use more Chapstick in a year than I’ve used in two decades in the rainy Northwest.]