Hi all, Been lurking here for a while. I guess I have been an EDC kindof guy most of my life, but I didn't know that was what it was called. I ran into this forum while investigating bags for carrying equipment for my hobby of beetle (the insects) collecting. I have carried a small survival kit for years in my bag for hiking/travel but have upgraded a bit recently. I have also added a few things to my pockets since searching around EDCF a bit, including a lighter/extra fuel (non-smoker!!), and a large folder. I also now have a LOT of paracord! I'll put some pictures up when I get a chance. For now, I got one picture of my pack while down along the Hassayampa River searching through dying trees for insect life this afternoon. (Well, here is where the picture is supposed to go - why can't I browse to it???) My EDC bag is more of a truck bag, though I carry it while in the field. I don't spend too much time very far away from my truck except when I am in the boonies - our work is usually right close. I am a professional "Certified Arborist" and run a tree service/landscape company. We have been in business for 8 years since moving to the Sonoran Desert outside Phoenix, AZ. I spend most of every day out in the field, although I have more "windshield time" now that I have more employees... We work in rural/suburban areas and see a lot of wildlife! I get out collecting in the mountains, foothills and deserts as often as possible - that is where I would be most likely to encounter a "situation". My most likely emergency situation would probably be vehicle trouble while I am in the boonies. I am not a mechanic, but carry a few tools. We decided to carry a case of bottled water in our vehicles starting this spring (we don't drink the stuff usually, but will rotate these cases out a couple times a year, using them up as they get old...). That way, we should at least have water while we wait it out.