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Discussion in 'General' started by Guinevere, 13 Jun 2014.

  1. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Dell inspiron 17r, logitech headphones, spare hdmi cable, charger, pen, pencils, and clean underwear usually :p
     
  2. RinSewand

    RinSewand What's a Dremel?

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    I don't currently have an every day bag, I always have on me though;

    • Wallet - front left pocket
    • Phone - front right pocket
    • Keyring (car, house, parents house, earplugs) - back right pocket

    My overnight bag, which I really need to upgrade to something more stylish than a rucksack;

    • Shirt
    • t-shirt
    • boxers/socks
    • toiletries
    • phone charger

    And my camera bag - a Domke F2 Ruggedwear, worth every penny so far;

    • Canon 7D, gripped
    • Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS
    • Tamron 17-50 f2.8
    • Canon 50 f1.8
    • Pocketwizard set
    • 2*EX430ii's
    • gels
    • paper
    • any biro I happen to pick up
    • business cards
    • lens pen
    • set lists / performer lists when needed
    • flash desk stands
    • 16*AA rechargables
    • 3* LP5 batteries
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Bag: Knomo (old model, a bit like a Bungo).

    Contents:

    • Two 500ml bottles of water --because in the NHS you rehydrate on the run
    • WMF Nomad camping cutlery --because in the NHS you eat on the run
    • Stainless steel lunch tin
    • Tin of loose leaf green tea --because you can always use a good cup of tea
    • Several black ink pens --gold dust in the NHS
    • Note pad --gold dust in the NHS
    • Stickies --gold dust... well you get the picture.
    • Contact cards for clients
    • Tissues --because my clients cry a lot, and there never are any ****ing tissues in the room, ever
    • A pack of dry-wipe marker pens --because the ones you can find are always dry
    • Folders for letters, documents, referral forms. While I carry these, the bag never leaves my sight
    • 2Gb Memory stick, NHS issue with encryption, containing a range of USB utilities
    • Sony tape dictaphone --because it's easier to give a client a tape than to try and give them an MP3 recording for whatever mobile device they don't know how to use anyway. But everyone knows how to use a tape recorder
    • Occasionally: Surface RT tablet (you may laugh, but full Office and NHS.net, when I want it, where I want it, baby!)

    When going on home visits in Birmingham:

    • Kevlar tie
    • Cufflink flash grenades and subsonic disruptors
    • Phased plasma gun in the 40 gigawatt range
    • Ceramic alloy combat boot knife
    • Emergency evac beacon
    • Memory stick, NHS issue, with self-loading multi-platform virus to disrupt hostile systems

    In my pockets:

    • Leatherman. Fix wheelchairs, fix printer paper jams, fix basically anything that is physically broken in the NHS
    • Lumia 920 phone
    • Keys
    • Wallet
     
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  4. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Nexxo - you forgot to mention the spare Tardis key in your Brummie kit.
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Oh, yeah, that one hangs on a chain around my neck.
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    This is all I carry on a day-to-day basis.
    • Wallet
    • Phone
    • Small Swiss Army Knife
    • Car Keys
    • Sun glasses
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I just keep my nuts in my bag :hehe:
     
  8. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

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    On me all the time at work:
    Ralph Lauren card carrier (stopped carrying cash so don't need a wallet)
    Keys - car, house, gf's house + assorted keyrings
    16Gb usb drive
    3 phones; samsung galaxy note 3, iPhone 5, pos nokia that is the work's call out phone.
    Moleskin reporter's note pad
    Work's note pad
    Hytera PD705LT radio + ear piece

    My weekend bag consists of:
    A change of clothes
    Macbook pro 13"
    Ipad air
    Nintendo 2DS + Pokemon X
    2TB portable HDD
    Kindle paperwhite
    Sony MDR-1R over ear cans
    Plethora of chargers and cables
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I didn't put it in my post, but I always have a first aid kit and emergency kit on hand as long as the car isn't far away; it lives under the passenger seat in a Pelican case. I'm not sure that fits in this thread but I thought I'd mention it. If you think it belongs here and anyone wants me to post the contents I'd be happy to!

    Kelty. Every time!

    You may have just spent a chunk of next month's pay for me there ;)
     
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  10. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    Hm, don't have a bag out of work. Just wallet, phone and keys. My work bag however:

    Karrimor SF Sabre 35 bag in black
    Big leather folder full of documentation, ticket books, leaflets, pens, ruler, etc
    High visibility jacket
    Lightweight fleece
    Flat cap
    First aid kit
    Resus mouth guard
    Hella load of latex gloves (purple!)
    Bandage scissors
    Spyderco legal carry knife
    Gerber suspension multi-tool
    x2 screwdrivers and screws
    Padlocks, hasps and staple
    Self tapping screws
    Mica bypass sheets
    x2 Plasticuffs
    Fast-strap leg restraints
    Evidence bags in all sizes
    Exhibit labels
    Needleproof gloves
    Lightweight 511 gloves
    Beanie, snood, baseball cap

    Can't think of anything else, reading it back I've done well to fit it all in a 35 litre bag.
     
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  11. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I think a 'What's in your car?' thread would be another great time sink... but I'll let someone else start that one.

    It could take a while for me to list what lives in my car. It's not going to have as many individual tools as some of you peeps with real jobs, but being a VW camper-van for the family and I it's sure got a lot of useful stuff tucked away in cupboards.

    IMHO every car should be bright red, be capable of driving at silly speeds, have a tool cupboard, a safe, a fridge, a cooker and two double beds.

    Just sayin'
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I've seen a fair number of people here list a first aid kit in their day-to-day bag. I presume a couple are job related based on the other contents, but I'm curious if many other people normally carry them around, because over here a first aid kit is typically something you find either in the boot of car or under the sink at home. On the other hand, people over here don't really carry backpacks around either, so maybe that has something to do with it.
     
  13. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    People are so organized.

    Bag:Backpack

    Contents:crap,more crap,even more crap..untill I get round to emptying it in a bin.

    I imagine some people on here like the cats nerdy alter ego from red dwarf "a condom....cause you never know!"
     
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  14. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Left front pocket-wallet, debit card
    Right front pocket-house keys, B50 string (50lb test)
    Small coin pocket-two archery thumb rings (long lip and short lip)

    If going out for a walk in the woods/stumping:
    Field point kit (six graduated sizes)
    No fewer than four arrows, preferably six
    Spare bowstring
    Skinning knife (just in case, snake skins sell very well)
    Snakebite kit
    Powerade or some other drink with calories
    Something to eat for low blood sugar
    One of my bows-depends on weather

    I'm making myself a new quiver to hold a bit more than my current quiver, which holds in real life sweet **** all nothing. Something with a spot for my shortest bow and a canteen would be nice.

    You will notice zero electronics. This is intentional-I don't go onto the woods to play Angry Birds, I go for enjoyment of nature and peace of mind. If out in the chair I sub my Surface RT and a TiLite multitool for the chair for the quiver. Otherwise, nothing with a battery.
     
  15. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Spot on.

    I forgot to list the last item living in my outside jacket pocket:

    - Access card for work.
     
  16. gravgen3rd

    gravgen3rd What's a Dremel?

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    Depends on the purpose. But I always have water, extra clothes and food :thumb:
     
  17. Xye

    Xye What's a Dremel?

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    Todays Work bag consists of:
    • Dell M4600
    • Roccat Kova
    • Nexus 7 Tablet
    • Wallet
    • Passport
    • Lunch box (with associated lunch)
    • Waterbottle
     
  18. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I agree although in my case it would mostly consist of the contents of my site boxes etc as opposed to family stuff! I'll let this one run a while, then bump up the old "post your toolbox" thread. We'll see where it goes after that :thumb:

    Nope, as I mentioned, I keep mine in the car under the passenger seat of the car when it's not being used, along with other emergency items like a flashlight, batteries etc.

    I would expect nothing less (or more?) from you on the subject.

    Knowing your profession, yours interests me quite a bit. What are the screws and screwdrivers for and which Spydie are you carrying? Also, I noticed there's no flashlight or spare batteries in there, do you carry one on your belt instead? Is it standard issue or something else?
     
  19. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I've got a customised mountain leader pack in the van with extras specific to the families medical needs (Feeding tube replacements etc), and if I'm going to be away from home, shops, friends houses or the van for a while (IE climbing a hill with the lad) then I pack a small pocket pack with me to wrap up grazes or blisters and allow the walk to continue.

    So nothing first aid related as part an every day carry. Small first aid kits are more for child appeasement than anything related to saving someones life, so IMHO unless you're going to carry about large dressings, mouth guards and gloves you may as well just carry a pack of tissues and a hand sanitiser.
     
  20. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    Spyderco legal carry knife

    Awesome website that.

    The screws, etc are for repairing things we might damage, like forcing entry through a door. We carry equipment to remove locks from doors, so carrying spare euro locks means we can quickly replace the lock ourselves at minimal cost.

    I carry a slightly older version of this torch, which I got as a present a few years back. The standard issue is this torch, which is still very good! A massive upgrade to the two AA maglite's that used to be issued! Batteries last a long time and are plentiful at the nick, so I don't bother carrying spares. The torch itself is on a pouch in a webbed load vest, similar to this.
     

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