I’ve recently been getting into the EDC subreddit where people post photos of what they carry with them everyday, to deal with mundane everyday things. Inspired, I thought I would write about what I carry on a normal workday. I cycle to work about 20 minutes across town. I do most of my work in front of a computer.
First is the big stuff. I have a Quiksilver backpack. I wish I knew what model, but I’ve had it so long that the label has come off. I have my Macbook Pro 13" mid-2014 model which I keep in a felt case with a pad of A4 lined paper and a charger. I have a basic D-lock with cable and a helmet for my bike.
Then the small stuff. I have a length of cord where I keep my house and bike keys on keyrings, a 128 gb Samsung USB stick, and a triangular bin key for dumpster diving. I have some JVC Adjustable Ear Clip earphones which I really like, I’ve had two pairs so far, over the course of 6 years. I have a 500 ml metal water flask, a cotton pouch for small change, a Parker mechanical pencil, an empty tupperware, a spoon, a wallet clip that I made out of bits of roofing tin, a basic swiss army knife, and because it’s getting colder now, lip salve. Additionally, when I emptied out my bag today, I found a piece of King Alfreds’ Cake , a fungus that is good for firelighting and carrying embers. It’s very common on the Ash trees near my parents house, which is where I imagine I picked it up. I can’t remember when I got it, so it’s probably been in there for a few years.