GQ has a series on YouTube where they interview celebrities and ask them what their 10 essentials are. I kind of enjoy it, here is my list of ten things I never leave home without.
1: A good camera, I am carrying a Nikon D5500 and an 18-200 mm lens.
2: My Chromebook, it is lightweight, has a long battery life. If I drop it down a flight of stairs, the world won't come to an end, they are relatively inexpensive.
3: My bag of chargers, and cables, I keep this packed in my messenger bag.
4: My Timbuk2 messenger bag. Expensive and worth every penny.
5: My Kindle e-reader.
6: A notebook, current one is red.
7: Ms. Garmin, if I am renting a car, or driving my car, I take a portable GPS unit with me and go wherever the little voice tells me to go.
8: Asics Cumulus running shoes. I think I am the 24th version, they are my daily go to, I have half a dozen pairs of them.
9: A cheap plastic rain poncho, these are intended for single emergency use, there always one in my messenger bag, they have saved me in a downpour a few times.
10: An old fashioned mechanical watch. My current one is a Seiko self wind. It is easy to set, as the time zones change. The movement is a Japanese copy of a Rolex. If you look around you can find them for less than $100, I have heard that they have stopped making the movement, so grab them while you can.
I take much the same but not a watch as I haven't used one since my first mobile phone in the '90s. I generally only take the shoes I am wearing plus a pair of slip on or (feet) thongs. Life is much easier since the advent of one power plug with four USB ports.ReplyDelete
I could streamline the chargers, I need two different cable types, three if I take my IpadDelete
Always a small supply in my messenger bagDelete
Tis a good list ... you should write a book called Travel Penguin's Travel Guide!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it was fun to doDelete
Great, tidy list of must haves. Mine would be similar.ReplyDelete
It might make a fun Sunday FiveDelete
We have our own must pack list, but a pre-packed bag of charger cords is always top of the list!ReplyDelete
There is only one cord I have to add, I should buy an extra one of thoseDelete