I know, I know; dumb question sure to invoke a laugh or two, but I'm a bit serious here. I'm the new guy in town, and I'm just trying to understand specifically what people mean when they use this acronym. I've gathered EDC means Every Day Carry. The flashlight you carry with you daily. So my question would be more along the lines of, do you carry a light with you at all times? For instance, I always carry keys, a phone, a wallet, a lighter, and a knife with me. Always. Always in my pockets. I've thought about adding a light to my keychain if I could ever find one small enough that I deemed impressive enough. Clearly that would be EDC.
Beyond that, I work nights and always have a light either in the door pouch of my truck, in my hand, or next to me on a table (just upgraded to the TK41). To me, that would be my EDC because I carry it daily (only at night though) for work. If I didn't work nights, I would probably rarely have a flash light on me. I would have one near the front door for GP. Would that then be considered EDC? I see EDC used a lot, and sometimes I have a hard time imagining someone walking around, sunny afternoon, with a 2 D maglite in their pocket "just in case"
My question is, what does EDC mean to you? I'm guessing its just a grey area, open to the interpretation of the user. Thanks for the noob help guys.