I'd like to start by saying that I LOVE this forum. The people, the gear, the ideas and the assurance that I am not alone in my obsession makes for a wonderful place indeed. I've been posting here and there, but I figured it was time for a formal introduction. My name is Jake and I'm located just outside of St. Louis, MO. I'm currently a student working on a degree in criminal justice and also putting in a solid 40 every week. Between work, school, my fiancé (who gets edc, bless her), and this forum (not necessarily in that order ) I also find time to enjoy: hunting (waterfowl, deer, turkey and predators), bass fishing, hiking, camping, firearms, knives, flashlights, cigars and finely crafted brews. Forgive my rambling; back to the reason we are all here, EDC. I've been EDC'ing since I was a youngster. It's part of life for me and I'm ecstatic to have stumbled across this forum populated by such fine individuals. I figured a good way to start off would be to give a breakdown of the stuff I lug around with me basically 7 days a week. The bag is cheap but functional, like most of my gear (looking at all the awesome stuff you guys have makes me sick with envy). I don't have anything too pretty yet due to my currently strict budget (school, wedding, you get the gist). Anyhow.. Without further adieu, my EDC Bag (9.5 lbs w/ full load-out). -EDC Bag- Voodoo Organizer -12v USB -Portable USB Power Bank -Spare Batteries -Extra Flash Drive -Iphone Cable/Charger Water Bottle/Sunglasses/Mag/FAK -Oakley Radars -21oz Hydro Flask w/ Klean Kanteen 3.0 Sport Cap -Mag pouch w/ spare mag of current carry handgun -EMT Shears -Antibacterial Wipes -Nitrile Gloves -FAK FAK -Small Front Zippered Pocket- -Small Compartment- -40 lumen headlamp -Nitecore MT1C -Whistle/LED light -Folding Kinfe (will rotate) -Moleskine & Parker -Earplugs -Lighters -Main Compartment- -Spare mag for carry gun -Leatherman & Navy tools -Becker BK14 (recent purchase, scales incoming) -Condor Organizer -Sewing Kit Condor Organizer -Paracord & nylon twine -Zipties -Duct Tape -Write in the Rain/Pencil/Pen/Sharpie -Gorilla glue -Nail Clippers -Ranger/Rubber bands -Notecards -Matches Sewing Kit -Upholstery Thread/Dental Floss -Safetypins -Needles -Razor Blade -Wire (floral and heavier gauge) -Fishing line (6lb mono) CCW Pocket (handgun is usually on my person, but sometimes finds its way into the bag) Thanks for looking everybody. Feel free to offer any feedback or advice. Stay posted for updates. Going to try and go through my Get Home Bag, EDC took kit, sharp collection and more.