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What’s in your bag?

I am lucky enough to travel as much as suits me, but not much more. However, I have developed a list of things I bring with me whenever I go travelling. There are two lists; the core list and the extended list. Here goes:

The core list

The underlying theme here is accessibility. I have what I need to be as accessible as I want for a fairly long period of time. This setup would leave me a bare minimum of room for spare clothes. If I need more than that, I would go for the extended list anyway.

The extended list

That’s just about it. With this, I can go anywhere, for an extended period of time, if need be. It’s comfortable, fairly stylish, and it just works.


  1. Kai Benjaminsen

    No more Android and Linux for you?

    • I haven’t been on Android since I got my iPhone two years ago. While I haven’t looked into the latest releases, iOS at the time felt like a better offering, in particular in terms of OS maturity.

      As for Linux, it’s never really been my cup of tea. I have made forays into it, and will continue doing so, but for travel, I want things that I know works, whose operation I am familiar with, and that can exchange information in the background without me doing anything.

      Don’t get me wrong; I don’t have any level of hate for Android and Linux, quite the opposite; I see them both as useful additions to the world of computing. I just don’t have any room for them in my bag when I go travelling.

  2. Kai

    Are you satisfied with your 5.11 Push Pack? Just got myself one now, will “field test” it on vacation now…

    • I’ve had mine since September or October of 2011, and am still extremely pleased with it. It is always with me when I go on vacation, as it is the perfect bag to grab to bring my wallet, phone, water and whatever else I need on any given day of being a tourist. It has been to both the US and Australia with me, as well as on a long road-trip through Europe, and a number of other trips. It has stood up well, and does not really show any wear.

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