Concealed Carry III
Previously: Concealed Carry, Concealed Carry Redux
This blog has gone downhill. I used to write helpful posts, now I just brag about my gear. Over the past while I’ve adjusted my carry to reflect the ever increasing amount of tools, gadgets, and implements I carry around with me everywhere I go. It all makes writing posts like these possible, wherever I happen to be. Can you spot the error?
5.11 Tactical Rush24 2.0
I needed an even bigger bag. Yes, I said I was trying to consolidate. But this thing fits my very thick new computer (see below), all my books, folders, pens, brushes, cables, wires, radios, tools, etc., with plenty of room to spare. Thirty-seven liters. I’ve given this company hundreds of dollars over the years and only two zipper pulls have ever broken off. They’re well ahead of the game.
Main pouch contents:
I said all that stuff about switching to earbuds last time. I really tried. After an extended period of testing many different alternatives, I stumbled across these relatively reasonably priced, over-ear, open-back headphones. I know, it sounds stupid; open-back headphones are transparent to external noise. But these really are the best sounding headphones I’ve ever heard. Thanks to my new backpack I was able to make room for them.
Similar story with the computer. That is to say, I’m once again carrying one around in my backpack. After a period lugging a 15" ThinkPad T60p (my favorite computer ever) from location to location, I bought this:
- MNT Reform, an open laptop that ships with schematics and a parts list.
Unchanged since last time:
- IBM Scrollpoint mouse
- reMarkable RM102 eink Linux (not Android) tablet
- LITENERGY Portable A4 LED light board
- stiff box from Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH paper for carrying loose comic books
- in-progress pages of my latest comic, SONIC v2
- in-progress pages of my latest zine, FUCK COMPUTERS #3
Front pouch contents (top):
- Icom IC-R6 communications receiver
- Icom IC-91A 2M/70CM transceiver
Front pouch contents (bottom):
- Folding stand for my Unihertz Titan
- Whistler WS1040 police scanner
- Weller 4.5W cordless soldering iron
Pelican 1510 Protector
I have to store my legitimate work tools somewhere.