Hey BF, Here is a small story and a question. Last friday after my last lecture (I'm a university student), I got a rext from a friend who wanted to go out later so I taxi'd to his place and didn't go home because I was just planning on crashing at his place. On campus, I never carry a larger knife than a SAK Alox Cadet. It was a busy time (rush hour) and my taxi driver was being extremely impatient on a bridge so pulling out into on coming traffic but he didn't see another car coming that just turned came onto the bridge, it was very close to an accident, we both slammed on our breaks, and ended up about a foot or two apart (we were dead stopped in the opposite traffic lane). I'm canadian, and it is winter, and it left me thinking if we did get into a collision it is very possible that we would of went over the side of the bridge into the water. Then I was thinking, how would I of gotten out? These are freezing cold waters so hypothermia would set in quickly, would by SAK really be able to cut a seatbelt quickly enough compared to a slightly bigger folder? How would I get out of the car? Most likely I would need to break the glass, how does my SAK help me with that? My Backpack was in the trunk of the taxi so I had nothing heavy on me either in the back seat. I looked up my campus laws, it says weapons are prohibited, but in Canada according to the supreme court knives are only a weapon if used to harm or threaten somebody. So, technically allowed, also I carry discretely with a black deepcarry pocket clip on dark jeans. Not like I go around opening it or boasting I'm carrying a knife. One of the main reason I EDC, is because who knows what is going to happen? Knives are extremely useful tools in many disastrous situations. Earlier that day I wasn't planning on going out after my last class, and being on a campus I didn't think I would need a larger knife. I'm not some extreme survivalist guy, just a university student... but after the almost accident, I was left thinking... carrying something that weighs 0.25-0.5 pounds could be the difference between dying, or living... I love my family, and if something did happen to me and it could of been prevented by carrying a knife or a lighter I would be ashamed how I failed my family by not being at least a little prepared. Now, I don't think a knife as a weapon, just an extremely versatile tool that can be extremely helpful in natural or man-made disastrous. Ironically, my family and the my friends into university are very anti-knife. Which has left me kinda torn... it is very much like a catch 22. Now, I'm considering EDC a blade on campus more because I don't always stay on campus, or just EDC more than a SAK on general. I would still EDC a SAK for small cutting tasks make sure not to upset the non-knife people... I know this may seem extreme, but this is what I have kind of thinking about the past few days, what do you guys think?SAK is fine, is it okay to carry something bigger maybe? Why do you EDC?