EDC is an individual's personal selection of small tools and equipment they carry on a daily basis. For most people the selection of these items doesn't come lightly and involves careful consideration. Many factors considered for these items are usefulness, reliability, compactness, weight and aesthetics. A person's environment, location, budget and personal preferences result in an almost infinite variety of EDC load-outs. However you'll notice there always seems to be a few core items that most people will carry, such as pocket knives, flashlights and multi-tools. EDC is also more than just the things you carry in your pockets. It's also the spirit or ideology of being prepared. And the desire to be prepared brings with it a thirst for knowledge and self education. The more we know about the "tools" that are available, the better we can prepare ourselves. Sharing and commenting on the gear we carry improves our equipment knowledge and can even help us improve our own EDC.