Thought I might as well start my EDC Planet life & journey with my own thread. Here was my intro to begin things and I'll post today's EDC shortly both here and on the main EDC thread, so about me: Hello EDC Planet!!!!!!! I see lots of very familiar names here, some who have greatly inspired my EDC journey, so looking forward to being a member. I'm almost 56 years old but have lived by the Boy Scout motto of "Be Prepared" since I was a child so I guess you could say I have been an EDC'er for a very long time like almost 50 years, although the goodies I carry got better every year with age. I started with small Ray-O-Vac flashlights and Case, Ulster, or Old Timer knives along with hand me down Elgin & Milber watches back in the 60's as a child which were always with me. My Mother & Grandmother could never get over my fascination with lights & knives as a child. Move forward to today, my taste in watches are Rolex, Omega, & Doxa, but I can actually afford Luminox watches which I love just as much as the others. Knives are various but my favorite folders are ZT, DPX, Southern Grind Bad Monkeys, and Hinderer. On fixed blades, I'm all ESEE, I have one of almost everything in their line-up and love them because quite simply they work with no frills. I love Zippo's and Fisher military space pens, cheap but simple & always work!! My light choices are now Lenslight & Maratac. And finally I love Triple Aught Design gear. I've been in the telecom industry mostly as a project/program manager for almost 30 years. Plan to retire just after I reach the 30 year mark in January 2017, and probably retire no later than June next year so I'm trying to purchase some long time wanted items before I retire. I live in North Georgia & will probably remain here unless I can talk my wife into moving to the Florida panhandle, which is not likely to happen but you never know. Married with one grown son and 2 crazy cats.