Everyday Essentials (Winter edition)
I’ve been wanting to write about my daily carry around kit for a while now, and the heads up by xgavenx was the perfect excuse to do so…
I’ve been going on and on about how bags are a great accessory and the need men have of them, but, what exactly do we “have” to carry around on a daily basis? While the items which comprise an essential daily kit are bound to differ from one person to the next, there are a few basics everyone should have access to at any given moment.
Luckily, providing an inside scoop of my holdall is an easy task, since, as a man, I have no restrains when it comes to sharing the contents of my bag (ladies don’t hold a grudge). Bear in mind that this is what I’m carrying at the moment, and it may be adjusted according to the time of year or specific needs.
Camera (Canon G11) - since I started the blog a few months ago, it has become my most important item. I take it with me all the time as I never know what I might bump into;
Notebook - I wrote this very post on it…usually I tend to jot down ideas for posts or their draft versions, as it allows me to take some time off the screen and work at enjoyable places such as the beach, parks, etc;
Sunglasses (Rayban Aviators) - it’s interesting how dependent we get on these…can’t do without them even in Winter;
Moisturizer/lip balm - Dry hands and cracked lips are not an option;
Leather Gloves - Hate the feeling of numbness that comes with freezing hands. I take a brown or black pair according to what I’m wearing that day;
Cap/Hat - another inconvenience of lacking in the hair department, besides the immutable aesthetic and a hurt ego (at times), is that your head is exposed to cold. These will keep you warm with a stylish feel;
Business Cards - you never know who you might come across;
Pen Drive - a portable backup of my daily work;
MP3 Player - mine was a relic which just crashed last week. I’ll get an Ipod this time around;
Mini umbrella - don’t want to be caught off guard in the rain;
Supplies - bottle of water, fruit, powerbar: a light snack.
How about you? Care to share your everyday carry?