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What Have I Got In My Pocket?

December 23rd, 2013
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I carry a lot of things around with me wherever I go. These are divided into two categories: backpack and pockets. In my pockets I keep things I really need to have with me or that I use often, high priority storage, while my backpack has the rest:

The rightmost column goes in pockets, the second rightmost is the contents of my wallet, and everything else lives in my backpack. Full list:

  • Right Front Pocket:
    • House key
    • Multitool
    • Wallet
      • Charlie Card (MBTA subway and bus pass)
      • Library card
      • Zipcar card (never used)
      • MetroCard (MTA stored value card)
      • Health savings account card
      • Bank check card
      • Health Insurance card
      • Work credit card
      • Another MetroCard
      • Credit card
      • Dental insurance card
      • List of useful phone numbers, about a year out of date
      • Driver's license
      • Periodic table
      • Printout of MBTA shoes policy transcript and board of health letter.
      • Cash (variable, not pictured)
  • Left Front Pocket:
    • Phone
    • Handkerchief
  • Left Back Pocket:
    • Work ID badge
  • Backpack
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrush
    • Dental floss
    • Deodorant
    • Penny whistle
    • Caffeine pills
    • Pens
    • Headphone splitter
    • Grounded/ungrounded AC adapter
    • 1/8" TRS to dual 1/4" TS adapter
    • AC to USB adapter
    • USB to microusb/miniusb/iphone/lightning adapter
    • Superglue
    • Mandolin pick
    • Mandolin strings (there's not enough room in my mandolin case)
    • Umbrella
    • Emergency food x9 (~1300 calories)
    • Earplugs
    • Checkbook

I'm relatively happy with this,but open to suggestions. Is there anything else that would make sense here? The biggest thing I miss is water, but it's heavy enough and available enough that I think I'm happier not carrying it by default.

(Not pictured: clothes, glasses, things I've memorized. My backpack usually also has my laptop and sometimes its charger, but I don't think of these as being in the "always have with me" category.)

Update 2017-09-24: last year I did one of these for Lily: r/EDCL 2/F/MA

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