Friday, June 20, 2014

My "Go Bag"

Following +Trey Boden's share of his "Go Bag," or what gear he carries around with him, I'll share my own gear that I have with me in my DT manpurse, with an eye on FUSE14 and ISTE2014. These are the things I find useful while traveling and/or conferencing:

My Go Bag
Rickshaw Zero Messenger Bag (medium, custom) — Really love these bags. The medium size forces me to compromise on what I really need to have with me.
Rickshaw Deluxe Drop Pocket — Pockets can be swapped out of all bags.
Rickshaw Classic Folio — Great for carrying pens, cards, small notebooks, etc.
• 13in MacBook Pro
• MotoX
Sennheiser CX215 earphones — Great sound for the price.
Anker 5600mAh portable battery — Absolutely indispensable. Can get 3 charges from it.
Extra large Moleskine soft cover journal (squared, gray)  For detailed sketchnotes.
Pocket Moleskine hard cover notebook (squared, red)  My "commonplace book" for random notes and ideas.
Field Notes notebook (dot-grid, pitch black) For notes from FUSE and ISTE.
Small Post-It notes
Lexar 32gb flash drive
• Business cards and a Y&G business card holder
• uni-ball 0.7mm roller pens (assorted)
MUJI 0.5mm gel ink pens (black) — Trying these out on a recommendation, but I'm more of a 0.7mm kind of guy.
Sharpie retractable markers (assorted) — An addiction.
USB dual-port adaptor and 6' micro USB cable
• HDMI and VGA dongles
• Microfiber cloth — Handy for cleaning screens, glasses, etc.
• Reading (Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus and David Mitchell's Black Swan Green)

Add a pack of Starbucks Via, and I'm good to go. What's in your go bag?