I have been speaking quite a bit with a collegue of mine jwhite75 about edc bags... While discussing normal level 3 / level 4 EDC options, I thought we should look into the developement of a Law Enforcement EDC.... While working on this idea, I have been thinking (in leu of an out-of-state trip I have later on in the week which will require me to fly) what would be the best EDC for traveling specifically via airlines? I know airport / airline restrictions seems to change on a daily basis, so I wanted to get some thoughts on these areas: 1. EDC / EDC kit - carry on bag 2. EDC / EDC kit - for checked baggage that can be used more extensively when I reach my destination. I thought it would be good to talk about what we can and can not get though TSA Security screenings. I'm under impression for the most part we could put our usual edc in our checked bags... You can even fly with firearms (checked) just slightly more hassle but doable. I am also wondering what are peoples recommendations for maximizing carry one capability. I see that most airlines are allowing a 'personal item.. ie laptop bag / briefcase' in addition to regular carry on. I usually take a backpack but it's been my experience it's kind of luck of the draw on how 'big' of bag they actually allow. I would be tempted to try my Maxpedition Doppleduffle, but I'm a little nervous it would get checked. Anyone have some suggestions for carryon bags and 'person item' bags?