August 24th, 2007 | FeedWordPress
For those who were interested in
this -- and for those laughing at
me, you bastards -- I sorted out
the kit I'm carrying in Teh Bag.
The bag itself is a weathered-looking,
leathery satchel thing -- not enough
pockets, not really big enough, but
it'll do for now. It contains:
* Sony Cybershot P200, 7.2
* A ruled Moleskine and a blank
Moleskine -- one for notes, one
* A black Pentel gelpen, a cheap
* 1GB Sandisk Sansa mp3 player
with noise-cancelling earbuds.
* Treo 600.
* Treo foldaway keyboard (no
* Baggallini travel pouch zipped
into the back for holding bank books
* Docupen R800 handheld mobile
* Nokia N73 phone.
* Nokia bluetooth foldaway
keyboard for the N73. Which is
amazingly useful, as the phone has
excellent email and websurfing
* Dynamo windup micro-torch.
Which has its uses, believe me, as
we tend to take weekend breaks in
the country, often miles from any
* Gelert 8x21 monocular. Also
for country travel.
* Victorinox Swiss Champ knife and
survival kit. Not my favourite
Swiss knife, but since I can't find my
Huntsman, this'll do double-duty
in the garden. The survival kit
holster it sits in has useful pockets
-- I can get rid of the signal mirror
and other Ray Mears-style stuff
and repack it with plasters and meds.
Also comes with a handy sharpening
* Currently MIA -- a wind-up phone
charger I got for Xmas.
Obviously, I can't leave the country
with any of this shit. But in daily
life I always found myself wanting
one of these items and not having
them on me. I mean, clearly there's
something wrong with my life that
I'd find myself deep in East Sussex
woodland, miles from civilisation,
and wanting a monocular (or a
signal mirror, come to think of it).
But one day I may need to whittle
myself a coracle out of a tree
stump and then fashion a sail out
of ferns, bark and forty feet of
nylon cord. In the dark. While on
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