I EDC because of several reasons: - I work international, often in 3rd world countries. What I have on me and in my BOB is all I can count on if *****. There isn't 911 in most places that I work - 20 years in EMS taught me that what I can count on having is what I have on my person. When you need to cut a pair of jeans off a trauma victim, that is not the time to remember that your shears are back at the station or in the unit. Same with flashlights and other tools. - Survival is an everday thing. It may not be a nuclear bomb but something as simple as a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. It may be the tornado that comes through town and you are left with only what you have on your back and in your pockets. Like someone said, I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. -And I enjoy EDC. The planning, shopping, purchasing, etc. You end up with your toys that actually have real life applications. Pretty cool - It may be a compulsion that I can't control. My wife things I have a bag and pelican case fetish.