I don't know about you, but I've been wondering when we started needing to take 10 pounds of electronic gear with us every time we leave the house. A recent email thread in BlogHer back channels led me to wonder if I'd shared, what exactly it is that I'm dragging around with me everywhere I go. It's true, I take all this stuff and have a decent pack to carry it in. Here's what's in my bag, and please don't mug me should you run across me out there in the world. I need this stuff to do what I do. Oh, in the interest of disclosure, NONE of this gear was provided by sponsors, we paid for all of it, except for a pocket camera and an iPod that I won on a blog giveaways and the USB mouse that I got from my day job.
I got laid off this afternoon. It's no big deal, really -- I'm a freelancer/contractor, this happens to me all the time. When projects go down, I'm the first on the block. I'm okay with that -- a long time ago I traded the supposed stability of a "real" job for the adventure of travel. So it' s no surprise that I loved this recent post on Wired -- Nomadic Geeks: Take Your Job and Shove It — Into an Airstream .