The Things You Carry

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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby rnew » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:43 am UTC

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby LinuxPenguin » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:26 am UTC

Ahh... the infamous 'what's in my pocket' game.

In my pockets i generally have my mobile phone, keys (car key, few other keys, and a knife / USB drive) and wallet. I also usually have a PDA on my belt (formerly a Palm TX, Now an HP ipaq).
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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby Carnildo » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:23 am UTC

A plain gold ring with an inscription that only shows up at high temperatures.

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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby OBrien » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:09 am UTC

Money wallet (containing: driers licence, University ID, various discount cards, debit card, money and eyeliner), travel-card wallet (containing Oyster card, 16-21 Young Persons National Rail discount card, various expired tickets for going between London and Birmingham, various un-used tickets for going between London and Birmingham) phone (Sony Eriksson W-something-or-other), hair bands (two spares and my normal two if I've got my hair down), MP3 player (Creative Zen Touch, yes I know it's old but it still works, has enough memory and sound quality of headphone jacks has stayed at the same level since before this one was made) and rings (if I'm doing anything that'll get my hands dirty, usually I keep them on my fingers)
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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby Titch » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:39 am UTC

Usually, phone, lighter, cigarettes, and some spare change in case I need to catch a bus.
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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby u38cg » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:41 pm UTC

Keys, a handy pocket knife (thank you Victorinox), wallet. Occasionally supplemented by a roll of half-width electrical tape and waxed yellow hemp for hemping joints on bagpipes (where every other wind instrument uses cork...)

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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby OBrien » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:48 pm UTC

u38cg wrote:Keys, a handy pocket knife (thank you Victorinox), wallet. Occasionally supplemented by a roll of half-width electrical tape and waxed yellow hemp for hemping joints on bagpipes (where every other wind instrument uses cork...)

Don't ask me what's in my pipe case. I could be here for weeks.


Not that I'm disapproving or anything (Victorinox knives are handy as fuck), but isn't illegal to carry a knife in your pocket? I thought you had to have it in a bag.
Thumbs up for the electrical tape though: Even handier than the knife.
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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby u38cg » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:11 pm UTC

You are permitted to carry a knife with a non-locking, folding blade with a cutting length less than three inches in length. There are also exemptions for religious and cultural dress (so sgian dubhs are permitted). At least one police band in Scotland includes the 12-inch dirk as part of their uniform, so it seems pretty safe. You can also defend yourself by having a valid reason to be carrying it; as a general utility knife is perfectly valid, particularly if you can cite examples of how you use it.

In any case, the legislation is aimed at assholes who carry around kitchen cleavers. They're not particularly interested in going after people like me who use it to shave down reeds.
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Re: What do you carry in your pockets?

Postby parkaboy » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:14 pm UTC

Everything. i don't carry a purse or bag unless I've got my yarn with me. ID, money, plastic money, bits of string, discount cards and student IDs, sometimes a mechanical pencil or two. bits of paper with information on them, uhhh, my keys stay on my belt loop so not keys... yeah, I think that's about it.




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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby rogerwillson » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:22 pm UTC

I take only my wallet and mobile. Also pen drive is most important.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby crucialityfactor » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:10 pm UTC

In My Pockets:
Cellphone
Chapstick (cherry flavored)
Wallet (usually no cash)
iPod

In My Bag:
Laptop
160GB External
Notebook
Pens/Pencils
Headphones
Harmonica

In My Car:
Sleeping Bags (2)
Chapstick
Golf Clubs

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby jeffex » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:44 pm UTC

I dont really forget to bring my pocket knife anywhere I go.

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Protomith » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:02 pm UTC

Note: Things in code are a subset of the last numbered thing to occur in the list.

Right Pocket:
1. D&D Dice (You never know when a game will break out!)
2. Pencil

Left Pocket:
1. Phone
2. Loose change or something of same size
3. USB Drive

Left Cargo Pocket:
1. Gameboy w/ Fire Emblem
2. Super Mario Bros. 3

Right Cargo Pocket:
1. MTG Deck box w/ deck (Carried for same reason as dice, which can be used as counters)

Back Right Pocket:
1. Wallet

Code: Select all

A. Student ID
B. Library Card
C. Currency
D. Gamestop Card Thingy

Backpack:
1. Notebook

Code: Select all

A. Ruler
B. More Pencils
C. Graph Paper
D. Lined Paper
E. Secret Plans
2. Snacks
3. DSi Charger
4. Gameboy Charger
5. More Gameboy Games
6. Gameboy Link Cable (One for Gamecube and other Gameboys)
7. Other Gameboy
8. D&D Compendium
9. Alternate MTG Deck
10. 6-Hole Sweet Potato Ocarina (Like Link's, Triforce graphic included)
11. Ocarina Songbook

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Chuff » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:45 pm UTC

Pants pockets
Always:
Cell phone
Wallet
IPod
Keys
Often:
Thumb drive
Pen

Jacket pockets
Flip Video Camera
Small notepad

Laptop case
Always:
Laptop
Various charge cables
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Scrap paper
Pencils
Pens
Pencil sharpener
Eraser
Glasses case
Often:
Current book
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:03 pm UTC

When I leave for work, I always make sure I have:

wallet
cell phone
keys
mp3 player

If I'm going out somewhere on a Saturday or Sunday, I usually just take the wallet and keys. Only time I'll take the cell is if I plan to be out for more than a couple of hours, or plan to drive a long distance (over 10 miles, one way).
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Hofstadter'sLaw » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:42 am UTC

Chuff wrote:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Wow. I haven't seen that book since elementary school. I'm curious, why do you carry it around?

Since I carry a knife, I checked my university's rules pertaining to knives at some point. The only rule I could find was that students can't carry around "dangerous" ones. Couldn't find anything about what made a knife "dangerous."

I wear cargo pants everyday, so I sometimes end up carrying extra stuff depending on where I am. I never leave home without:
Key Ring (4 keys, usb drive, pocket knife)
A Wad of Folded Up Tissues
Cell Phone
Wallet (Just has my ID cards and some cash. It's one of those All-Ett wallets that's made of sailcloth. Love it. It's so thin it's like not having a wallet.)

Back Pack:
Laptop
Chap Stick
Band Aids
Tylenol/Cold Medicine in a pillbox
Pencils
Mini Hand Sanitizer Spray
1/2 inch Binder w/Papers
Contact Lense Case w/Contact Solution
Books (texts or pleasure-reading)
Snacks and Water Bottle

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Chuff » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:06 am UTC

Hofstader'sLaw wrote:
Chuff wrote:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Wow. I haven't seen that book since elementary school. I'm curious, why do you carry it around?

It's lovely and I never want to be without it when I'm feeling down.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Panonadin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:56 pm UTC

I'm down to just cell phone, wallet, watch (don't know if that counts as "carry" but I dont leave the house without one) thanks to the lovely battery life of my cell, my charger, and keys.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:04 pm UTC

In my pockets:
Keys
Wallet
(probably) Cellphone
(sometimes) Sun glasses

In my briefcase:
Notebook(s)
A bunch of papers
A book or two
A writing utensil
(sometimes) My laptop

In my wallet:
Various purchasing cards
Various key cards
Various identification cards
My Church of the SubGenius minister's card
A bunch of receits I should throw out
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby existentialpanda » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:20 am UTC

Right pocket: school ID card (so I can open buildings), chapstick, and a variable number of folded dollar bills.
Left pocket: keys and camera.

If I'm not going to class, the above is usually it. If I'm going off campus, sometimes I have my phone, sometimes I forget. If I am going to class, I also usually have a backpack with my pens, calculator, glasses, water bottle, and e-reader (all of which live in my backpack), and whatever books/notebooks I need for that day.

Oh, and always a watch. I don't feel right without it.

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Sandry » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:02 am UTC

This is what I had with me today:
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It's pretty representative. Sometimes instead of the metal hair clip, I'll have a thick, black hairband, or just nothing, and the amounts of loose change in my pockets varies widely.

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Chuff » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:06 am UTC

Yes, it is super cool! I need to get myself a cool keychain.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby fyrenwater » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:24 am UTC

Things I always carry or have on me:
- glasses (blind without 'em)
- wallet with a minimum of $20
- hair ties &/or rubber bands (for hair and holding stuff)
- cell phone
- key carabiner with:
-- house keys
-- wind-up LED light
-- USB flash drive (with lost and found info)
-- nail clipper (I hate hangnails)
-- mini permanent marker
- several sheets of sticky notes
- pocket knife
- small notepad & pencil
- paperclips
- small roll of duct tape
- chewing gum
- floss pick (I also hate stuff stuck in my teeth)

...and that's just my pockets. :b

My bags and backpacks always have:
- granola bars
- dried salted ginger (in case of nausea)
- napkins, towels, tissues, and wet naps
- forks & spoons
- pens/pencils/markers
- paper or writing pads
- chewing gum
- duct tape
- first aid kit
- water bottle
- scissors
- AA and AAA batteries
- umbrella &/or plastic rain poncho
- earbuds or headphones

And that concludes my contribution to the Crazy Prepared Things You Carry thread.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby SummerGlauFan » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:12 am UTC

Things I always have:

Right pocket:
Pocket knife
car keys
hand sanitizer
cell phone (if shirt pocket unavailable)
loose change
3-4 $1 bills

Left pocket:
rubber bands
1-2 pens

Cargo pocket (if available):
Book

Back pocket:
Wallet

Shirt pockets (if available):
cell phone
2-3 work pens (for work, we must use very specific pens)
iPod and ear buds

I also always carry glasses, and a few spare tools if I am at work (oxygen tank wrenches at least; I often have them in my pocket even away from work just so I know I will have them at work). I have the work on-call phone right now.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Cloud Walker » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:50 pm UTC

Left Pocket:

Car key and remote
Other keys (separate from car ones, 'cause I have two cars)

Right Pocket:

Wallet with receipts, cards/ID, and cash
Phone

In Each Car:

Multitool
Flashlight
Blanket/sleeping bag
Frisbee
USB drive (sometimes)
Pen
Permanent marker
Sticky notes

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby KestrelLowing » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:48 pm UTC

Well, if I'm going sans-purse (aka, I've actually got pockets)
left pocket: Keys, chapstick, mini leatherman
right pocket: phone
Back right pocket: wallet (actually a sleeve of paper with duct tape wrapped around it for durability) that contains 2 debit cards, drivers licence, health insurance card, student ID, and usually some cash (my rule is to have at least enough to buy a meal somewhere)
left wrist: at least one hair tie

If I've got my purse:
Everything in above list
full wallet (all that was there before plus more random cards like gift cards and library cards)
checkbook
pencil and pen
full leatherman
usb stick
sunscreen (I burn - a lot)
compass (I also get lost - a lot)
lotion (I dry out - a lot)
iPod and headphones
sunglasses
and whatever odd pieces of paper have made their way into my purse.

Oh, if it's warm out, I also must carry around a water bottle (my mini nalgene!) and at least one granola bar, just in case I get really dehydrated or my blood sugar plummets.

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby quantumcat42 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:59 pm UTC

I've pared down my equipment inventory to the bare essentials:

Pockets
Wallet (bit of cash, debit card, Driver's License, assorted IDs/discount cards)
Keys (lanyard tied to a beltloop) (includes biner-flashlight and utili-key)
Knife
2GB flash drive
Functional pen

Beltloop biners
Watch
Car lock remote

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby deskjethp » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:13 am UTC

I carry stuff around in my socks. IDs usually. My phone goes in the pocket if I have it, but only because a) it doesn't fit in my sock and b) it can clip in to the pocket. Pockets are terribly not useful for securely holding stuff if you take the routes I take. Socks can usually keep things in even if you are upside down or falling out of a window or whatever. I don't carry much as I don't want to lose it or have it get in the way.
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Eseell » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:38 am UTC

Pockets:
Wallet
Work Cell Phone (Blackberry Storm 2)
Personal Cell Phone (Google/HTC Nexus One)
iPod Touch
Keys
Aston leather pen case containing: Parker Premier medium-nib fountain pen and green laser pointer
Spare magazine
Pocket knife

Belt:
Leatherman Charge TTi multitool
Surefire E2L flashlight
Zippo lighter
S&W 4.25in 1911PD

Backpack:
Laptop
Kindle
At least one paper book
Presentation remote
Wireless mouse
Adhesive Bandages of various sizes
Eyeglass wipes
Duct tape
Spare flashlight
Spare lighter
Lami AL-Star fine-nib fountain pen
Spare ink cartridges for pen
Spare business cards
Nintendo DS Lite
Console cable
6ft Shielded Cat6 patch cable
Universal Ethernet cable adapter/tester
8P8C to DE-9 converter
Spare AA, AAA, and 123A batteries
Charging cables for mobile devices
A small (3-plug) surge protector/power strip
A few dollars in change
6ft tape measure
Earbud headphones
Noise-canceling headphones (if I'm traveling)

It looks like a lot of stuff but it's really not. The backpack is very light. You might wonder, "Why two cell phones and an iPod?" The answer is that having a separate music player saves standby time on my phones, and I have two phones because mixing business and pleasure on one phone is a bad idea, privacy-wise. Plus, the cell phones are on different networks which is very handy when you travel as much as I do, and this way I get all the best apps on every platform :D
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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Adacore » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:40 am UTC

Stuff I always have on me is pretty limited.

Pockets:

1 - Wallet (always at least 150000won / $150 in cash, credit card, UK bank card, Korean bank card, Korean alien registration card, driving license, international insurance card).
2 - Phone (Samsung Galaxy S, unlimited data contract)
3* - iPod Shuffle

Bag* (either backpack or briefcase, depending on whether I'm going to work or not):

1 - Passport
2 - Umbrella
3 - Spare battery for Galaxy S phone
4 - Charger for Galaxy S phone
5 - 3.5mm jack 2-way splitter

Items marked (*) I only take if I'm going out for more than an hour or so.

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Re: The Things You Carry

Postby Coffee » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:06 am UTC

Every day? My wallet, two badges (sometimes a third if I have to get into that building) a multi-tool, and a stainless steel water bottle. If I were back stateside, my car keys would be included in the shortlist.
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