Inspired by Chris King’s post (itself inspired by Matt Jukes’ post) a quick rundown of what makes up my normal carry bag when I’m heading to work at a place other than my home office at the beginning of 2019…
A North Face Borealis. Probably overpriced, but the best work rucksack I’ve yet had. Also features a rare to find Freerangers badge.
You never know when you might need one in these post-plastic bag days.
Big Anker power-pack that has two USB sockets and enough juice for recharging both iPad and phone.
Cable bag and cables
Every so often this becomes a complete mess, but then I sort it out again.
To gain access to one of my client’s buildings.
Targus USB presenter clicker and laser pointer for tormenting cats. Even though I don’t actually carry a laptop these days…
Sharpies and Pental Poster Pens (plus a random old OHP permanent marker that I probably nabbed from GDS).
In case of histamine.
If you don’t know Artefact Cards, you should. They, quite frankly, piss all over PostIts for usability and niceness. These are in a lovely wallet that was in the Silicon Beach 2013 Swag Bag. Silicon Beach 2013 was where I launched Stamp, so that is a precious object to me.
Because you do occasionally need something sticky.
The things I have brand loyalty for are weird. No umbrellas other than Fulton Umbrellas thank you very much.
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Totally changed my working life. No laptop. No paper notepad.