yeah, I would find which piece of gear is your favorite like which do you want to spend the most on. I like knives the most and focus on them most. check out youtube channels like bladehq, best damn edc and Talon Sei for knife and edc content. I would be patient and find gear that you like and is functional. I would recomment the Ontario rat 2 for a great starter knife and the RovyVon A1 for a great flashlight. find what you like and rock on.
P.S. if you can join r/edc on reddit for great pics and such of gear.