I've been browsing around the EDC pictures forum, and I noticed something kind of odd. I noticed that almost every picture I looked at contained many knives, many flashlights, and in some cases, multiple firearms. I'm wondering why people seem to have no problem carrying several redunant, heavy items, yet they do not even carry so much as a single match. Maybe it has to do with people's locations, since in the inner city needing to start a fire isn't quite as important as out in the country, but it seems to me like dropping one of your extra knives for a lighter or something similar might be a good idea. I am interested in hearing from both people who carry an EDC firestarting item, and those who don't. I'd like to hear reasons for both options. I personally carry at least one firestarting option on my person at all times, and at least a couple backup methods in my EDC backpack as well.