Just another guy who hails from well below the Mason Dixon line. I spend about 18-20 days throughout the year sleeping under the stars and have trekked a great deal around the hills and valleys of TN, GA, MS, FL and AL. I have a general interest in all things outdoors, the simple life as well as self defense and general preparedness. My gear is centered around things that I actually use regularly and nothing I own is coddled or worshiped as a safe queen. I use my gear and beat it to heck..any part of my kit that does not stand up to real world use gets tossed in the trash. I do not collect anything and I am not really a hobbiest, I see gear as essential tools for daily endeavors and thats about it. I look forward to fruitful discussions about EDC essentials and what I share will be honest opinions based on my personal experiences. I am certainly no expert in anything but I can share what has worked for me in a hope that it may help others.