Being under pressure makes people make decisions they wouldn’t normally, like plugging a smart phone in to an unknown USB port to charge, etc. Have daily basics charged, packed, ready to go can prevent desperation decisions.
There are lots of folks online demonstrating their “EDC,” but don’t just add the weight of other people’s “shoulds”. Make a list of the bags/wallets/vehicles that you naturally take with you and think about what’s right to carry in each of them. Make a checklist for each bag.
From a internet privacy and security standpoint, these would be the items to consider.
- Charging cables, either battery backup or wall charger or both to prevent plugging in to strange cables or ports.
- Live USB Boot Disk to prevent having to leave traces on someone else’s machine.
- Travel hot-spot to get emergency coverage and to prevent the temptation to join a public network unprepared.
- Relevant security tokens if you’ve gone that route for Two Factor Authorization.
For each bag/vehicle:
- Empty out the trash
- If there’s any forgotten business like business cards or receipts take care of them immediately.
- Restock from checklist
- Replace items that expire
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More items to consider
Here are some items people list as being in their daily kits. Honestly to carry ALL of this would mean a seriously big bag.
- Emergency cash
- Emergency sustenance: Nutritional bar, instant coffee packets, tea bags, peanut-butter packets, etc.
- Medicines, over the counter and prescription
- Napkins, tissues, microfiber cloth
- Eyeware (glasses, sunglasses)
- Adapters/Dongles (USB cables, adapter, splitters, etc.)
- External mouse
- Bluetooth speaker
- Wire strippers
- Travel multimeter
- Logic analyzer/mini oscilloscope
- Arduino kit
- Travel surge protector
- MicroSD cards and adapters
- Pen, pencil, eraser & notebook
- Straight edge
- Zip ties
- Sewing kit
- Tape measure
- Personal choice of lip goo
- Hand sanitizer
- Adhesive bandages/Liquid skin
- Detergent sticks
- Reading material