What’s in your bag?

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we carry lots of tech stuff around in our bags to make sure our tech lives are easier to manage wherever we go. it’s pretty amazing how diverse the bags were. it’s clear that there is a difference between the mobile traveler and the office bound joe. which only validates the rule of tools which is “tools tend to migrate to where they will help you.”

we didn’t talk about every single bag that we have around us. for example I used to have a foley bag. it was filled with stuff to make sounds. whistles, clickers, sand paper, metal, rocks, wood, balls, stick, twigs and sometimes fruit (although that never stayed in the bag). some people said it was a bag of junk. but I used it on a bunch of projects over the years creating everything from fire to a sinking ship. sadly, I don’t have that bag anymore as it was passed on to another artist.

bags have different jobs and are shaped to make that job work better. a camera bag is very different then a computer bag. and good thing too. bags are designed to help make your job easier. when the bag disappears from the task it’s a perfect bag.

one thing I know about bags is that sometimes I don’t want the largest most pocketed bag out there. more often I want a bag that limits what I can carry. why? there’s nothing worse then a bag that has two notebooks with the accessories to go with them. in so many ways having two bags would make both lighter. or the camera bag that has pockets for every lens that you own. while I like having everything with me sometimes remember that glass is heavy.

here’s a list of some things we talked about
Leatherman Squirt P4 Multitool

Card Readers

Leatherman New Wave Multitool

Maglite Mini Flashlight

Iomega Ruby Red USB 2.0/FireWire 400/800 Hard Drive

Beer Tasting Notebook

Piccadilly Notebooks

Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder

Velcro Cable Ties, 0.5″ x 8″, 100 per Pack (91140)

iPod

Belkin Mini Surge 3OUT Wall Mount 75K 918J with USB Charger

now do tell, what’s in your bag?