I tend to keep the basics on me- pen, wallet, phone, knife and lights(s) but an extra light, batteries, power bank ect. i keep in a maxpedition fatty. When I add a water bottle, jacket, multitool ect. I also carry a bag.Questions for bagaholics; I'm thinking I need to finally start carrying an EDC bag. I think I am going for a Med Cafe Bag from Tom Bihn after reading that thread. I have some smaller Maxpedition pouches I can put in it to organize gear as well. Do you guys carry your EDC bags all the time? Do they stay in the car if you go in someplace, say a friend's house or a restaurant or a store? Or do you carry it every moment like women do their purses? I'm thinking if I put my tablet and cords and powerbank, extra lights, cells, multitool, aspirin, etc. in this bag and carry it with me, in many cases the car is close enough that if I need something I can go grab it. At least it's near enough to be useful. What about a concert or fair or movie, where you wouldn't easily be able to go out to it and then return? I cannot deny I am afraid of funny looks if I am walking around a store or into a movie or something with it slung across my shoulder. "Man purse alert!"
Cell phones sure ruined family quality time. I don't understand being at a movie and seeing people on their phones. Just crazy. Or parents that give the little ones phones to amuse themselves. OK I'll stop here!!You are 100% correct on the cell phone aspect. People can't seem to look away. I had lunch at In-N-Out Burger a couple of days ago and a family of four all were on their phones, not speaking a word to each other. One thing a bag is good for is to put the phone away in.
Too funny. Back to bagsWe're kinda drifting off topic here...
but I appreciate the input on when and where you guys carry your bags. I think I'm probably of pretty like mind. I'm 29 so I think I'm still young and hip and cool enough to carry a bag. Lol. [emoji23] If all these young guys can walk around wearing girls' pants nowadays a bag isn't going to raise an eyebrow, (ok now I'M off topic, haha) especially a nice looking messenger bag style.
Working in the field, whether around a city, a state, or flying all over the country, I always used an 'attache' or 'suitcase' type unit. Jensen always provided me with exactly what I needed. They allow for optimum organization with sections and, in particular, pallets for all the smaller tools, etc, in any size / configuration needed for the job, are ready to be checked right through baggage or shipped FEDEX, and (unlike the ones I used when I was a road warrior), can be had with nice wheels, etc. like a good suitcase. They're available in many sizes / configurations to suit the application. Tool boxes like yours (which appears to be nicely outfitted) are great for fixed location work, but don't work out so well when mobile / traveling - or even getting about in an industrial setting. I'm old now, so I'd need wheels if I still did what I was doing in the past. I actually needed them then, but was young and stupid. EDIT: (...he said after several hip surgeries.)I carry the Husky box when I'm out n about working as a handyman. Lately, it's been getting a bit too heavy to comfortably transport from the garage to the van. So, after recently purchasing a Klein multi-bit ratcheting screwdriver, I decided to see which tools I could cull from the box.
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BTW, The screwdriver is wonderful.
They mastered that, and a whole lot of other things - things I've enjoyed for many decades, and am still enjoying today (x2). It's true that I don't often need an extensive set of tools for most operations (or, need to use them all that often for that matterHonda had mastered the art of efficient manufacturing long before their cars were in America