by all means, please start a thread, I am quite happy to see that there is an interest in this forum. Every Day Carry (EDC) is a great topic, most survival books usually start out with a list of EDC items.
Looking forward to your contribution and expertise Larry.
"Every Day Carry" would largely depend on where you live and where you go every day. If you live in Nome and have to commute to Fairbanks via snowmobile, your "EDC" will likely include wilderness survival items. I carry a Leatherman Core (only because I use it in my job) and a cell phone. I cannot really picture an instance where most people are thrust into a "wilderness survival" situation in their daily lives while walking down the street or commuting to their job or the grocery store.
I would hope that those people who travel in potentially hazardous environments on a daily basis would know what to carry without benefit of a survival book.