...it's a waist belt organizer!The list (clock-wise from top left):
It is no secret that I am what people call a "gear head" and it is a name I wear proudly...most of the time. In this day and age where technology is constantly being improved by leaps and bounds one can only struggle to stay afloat in the sea of innovation. Like Data in the Goonies (the fact that he is also Asian is mere coincidence) I am constantly at throws with making technology work for me rather than be at the mercy of it.
Life as a Peace Corps Zambia volunteer require certain tools and when you are constantly on the move and countless hours are spent in transport you have to carry just a few things. Here is what I carry in what has been likened to a "murse" (man-purse). Laugh all you want, but this is my gear and I take gear seriously.
- head phone splitter (share music!)
- spare head phones
- UE Superfi 5vi Noise isolating earphones (amazing!)
- mefloquin ( malaria = bad )
- ear plugs + spare ear tips
- usb car cigarette lighter adapter
- usb wall charger
- ipod cable
- note pad
- ipod touch
- x-mini II speakers (amazing!)
- moleskine mini file organizer
- peace corps passport
- Zambia work permit
- 60 GB ipod video
- wine opener
- nail clippers
- BIC lighter
- 8 GB Corsair "survivor" jump drive (waterproof, shockproof, what?)
- SOG Flash II knife (always in my pocket)
- Leatherman Wave (pack)
- Petzl Tikka Headlamp (pack)
Note: I managed to purchase a few of Exped's gear before I left country and have been using it for about 7 months now. It is a great company and the gear is top quality. I'll be posting about their gear in the coming future.
update (March 1, 2011):
At first glance, Exped's waist belt organizer looks like any other organizer. However, after consistent use for the past 7 months I have to concede that this isn't just another organizer. For the person on the go, this is THE bag. It holds pretty much everything you'll ever need for life on the road. The pockets are well thought out and it's as if each and every item that you've got there's a pocket that'll fit it perfectly.
Things I love:
Glow in the dark zipper tabs
Hide away straps
a pocket for everything
Things I don't like:
I carry too much stuff.
Below are more pictures: