I look on EDC as short term (< 1 day) prepping. I'm not interested in taking enough equipment to let me survive 3 days in the woods whenever I go out for the day, but I do take items that may help me in getting home if needed. For all I know the items I EDC may one day save my life. There isn't an answer that will suit everyone, because we all have different locations and different circumstances. I live in a country where access to guns is heavily restricted, so ac7ss's EDC isn't going to be appropriate for me. I live on high up ground, so I'm not worried about being flooded. Someone living next to a river is obviously going to be different.