Items I bring with me; always subject to change.
Eventually, once my life is better defined, I'd like to organize my possessions based on the following. I want to be able to move to other places for long periods of time but still have a 'home base'. Each level implicitly includes everything from the prior levels.
Items I bring with me everywhere.
Items I take with my every day – to work or out on a Saturday.
Items I'd like to bring with me on trips that last from a few days to a week for weekend or weeklong trips. This could feasibly last longer than a week but may not be the most comfortable for long term. Essentially this is anything that will require packing clothing.
Items I'd like to have with me for a long period of time. These items will help me live in a place longer term.
Items I would like to keep but am not actively concerned with. They belong at my home base – I'm good as long as I have them stored somewhere and can access them at all.
These items include investments, memorabilia and personal documents.
For now, I'll organize based on category. I find this method easier to inventory in the meantime.
Big Skinny It's not pretty but it's the lightest wallet on the market with multiple spots for cards and different IDs. I dislike the fabric of choice and exposed stitching. Ironically, their rubber logo patch is thicker than the wallet itself (and not very attractive) so I've ripped it off.
Open to other non-folding wallet options that fit 5+ cards (transit pass, gov't ID, school ID, credit, debit, insurance) and with a pocket for a decent amount of cash.
I've been somewhat considering items like a watch, bracelets, etc. but I have a hard time justifying their utility.
I am considering using an e-ink tablet (and corresponding stylus) for writing instead of these items. However, the current technology is not mature or open enough to be practical.
Most shoes are left over from an obsessive interest in fashion. Now that I am more interested in utility, as these shoes wear out I will look for more durable sneakers to wear for the longer term.
Adidas Boost Something I honestly need new running shoes.Perhaps: , Salomon XT-4 Advanced, or
I wear other pants as well but they pale in comparison to these. I'm looking into pants from Outlier and Veilance as well, but I haven't had the opportunity to try them and they do not seem to be as interesting (Outlier) or as durable (Veilance) than my current pairs.
I haven't found the perfect pair of shorts yet. I don't wear shorts often but it would be neat to have an interesting pair. I'm interested in good looking, breathable cargo shorts primarily. I also don't have an ideal workout short yet.
Shirts can and should be used for self-expression too.
The other jackets I typically bring with me are a Y-3 SS14 'Light Jacket' for lighter weather and an Adidas x Reigning Champ sample oversized Coach Jacket. I love the look of both but in terms of utility they are super interchangeable – they add some variety to the closet, but I could live without them if need be. I also have a cropped sweater from Urban Outfitters but that should be swapped out for something higher quality as well for more formal settings.
I'd like something weatherproof that won't stand out in a more formal setting. This is something I'd also use as a layering piece over the hoodie when the weather is rough but I don't need or want something heavy duty. Veilance has made a variety of different overcoats and formal jackets that fit this description, but I'd like to try different options in store before committing to one.
Dell XPS 13 This laptop is okay. I like the size and it's gotten me through school, but I wish it had better Linux compatibility and better battery life in the long term. The build quality could be better too. Upgrade: likely Thinkpad X1 Carbon.Another consideration I have is bringing around a smaller computer like a smartphone or Pi that I use for all of my computing, plugging this computer into monitors docked at my workspaces as needed. This is only really feasible when I have a stable long term working tactic.
Fujifilm X-T3 I love this camera. It gives me the same control I enjoy from film cameras but in a light, portable, digital body. Lens selection is plentiful and lenses are small enough to be portable. Lenses:
Once true wireless earbud technology seems to have matured (esp. with noise cancelling) I will be making use of earbuds instead of headphones for greater portability.
It's fun to have just one camera lens to work with but the focal length doesn't cut it for a lot of street work. I'm considering adding the 35mm F2 WR and/or 50mm F2 WR to my kit.
If I want to record high quality audio or take video in the future, I should have a system for that. Sampling the audio of my environment seems just as cool as taking photos of the environment; I'd want a portable recorder I could easily mount to my camera to take videos if need be.
Obviously I have cables, but I'd like to put more thought into the cables I have. I don't really even know what cables I use as of now.
DSPTCH Slingpack - Ballistic Nylon Though I use this bag daily, I'm not super happy with it. I wish the bag were lighter and offered more organization, but it's the best option I was able to find on the market for my use case (Laptop case, ~15L of space, dedicated space for pencil storage, quick sling) that looks good.Bagjack and older Veilance may have good options as well. I will say that the module system and quick sling are killer – I likely will not never purchasing a pack without a similar system.
I'd like an item I can pack and bring with me to use as transport wherever I end up. This would be something like a small electric skateboard; it has to be flexible enough to pack in a medium-sized suitcase, but versatile enough to take me across much of a city and back.
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