I was wondering how or why other folks here got into or started EDCing (assuming that EDCing is a word). I have noticed that most other folks I know personally who EDC, have a military or law enforcement background. I was just wondering if that is just a local phenomenon. In my case, I have always felt a compelling need, as far back as I can remember, if I had pockets, I had to have something in them. My military experience, helped refine and define the things that I carry. It doesn't matter what you have, if you don't have it where you need it---You don't have it.