Caleb Giddings: 5 reasons you’re carrying your EDC wrong

There are times I swear this guy pokes the bear just for fun. I think he just likes stirring the pot. But quite honestly, I’ve got no arguments with any of the five reasons he says you might be doing it wrong in this latest post.

Let’s start with reason number one, the belt. How often do we harp on this? Wearing a $10 POS or even a $400, shark skin fashion accessory is doing you no favors when it comes to carrying a gun. There are too many high quality belts on the market not to own at least one black and one brown belt to match the half-dozen or less pairs of shoes in a typical man’s closet. Ladies, let’s not even start on the number of belts y’all ought to have to go with your junior Imelda Marco collections. My other two favorites on Caleb’s list? Numbers 3 and 5.

You may be a shepherd of sorts and should certainly tend to your flock where number 3 is concerned. By all means, defend yourself and defend your family/close friends who might be with you when things go down. But, I tend to agree that if you aren’t a cop, soldier, firefighter or similar professional, it is not you job to defend the public or other third-party when stuff goes down that doesn’t necessarily concern you. Be a good witness. Make a phone call if applicable. Move along.

And with respect to number 5, if you’re serious about self-defense and being “ready” for whatever may come but, you look haven’t done anything about the fact you will lose a downhill race to a Twinkie, you are fooling yourself. I’m not saying you need to be ready to pass BUDS but, if you can’t walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, you are going to be in for a rude awakening when the fecal matter hits the spinning impeller. You can read Caleb’s post in it’s entirety at