Travel Essentials

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWe are heading to Nebraska tomorrow and I am getting my gear all packed up.  Here are my gadget/gear essentials that I am bringing along.

Alite Mayfly Chair
When all the couches are taken at my wife’s parent’s house, a guys gotta sit!  Also, I can’t wait to take this guy camping one day. 

Mercy Supply Leather Moleskin Journal Cover
Gotta keep the notes at the ready to jot ideas down.  From @mercysupply

Copic Pens
Shoutout to @samlarson for showing me the way with these incredible pens.  Always have them around.

Old School Ruler
I cannot remember where I picked this little guy up but it is great for helping me make straight lines when I am drawing stuff in the journal.

Canon Rebel and Lenses
Ok ok I know I’m not a PRO, but this gets the job done!  Thanks to @meredithbacon photography for introducing me.

Pigma Micron Pens
These are some of my favorite pens to mark in books.  I grabbed a few to take along.

Nebraska is cold.  And yes, the flavor is cherry.  What about it?

Leatherman Crater c33Tx Pocket Knife
Black oxide version, of course!

Anker Device Charger
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI saw this on @uncrate and bought it immediately.  It is advertised as being able to charge an iPhone 6 times!  With having trips to Argentina and Israel happening soon, this is a must.

Mercy Supply Leather Key ClipThis little guy is too convenient.  I HATE keys in my pockets.  Also from @mercysupply

iPad Mini with Twelve South Case
I’ve got it all here.  Managing my blog.  Instagram. Books. My Bible.  Email.  I am good to go.  My holiday reading is “The Hobbit” and “Boundaries”.   And I’m convinced that @twelvesouth makes the best case for the iPad.

The Valley of Vision
Can’t go without this collection of puritan prayers to keep my wandering heart grounded.

Bose Headphones
I know they aren’t “beats” but I think these are the best headphones for the price, hands down.  I might just have to listen to a podcast or an ebook during our 12 hour drive.

MacBook Pro Charger
Gotta keep it charged. Apple is a marvel at everything, but for some reason, I think they missed it on this charger.  I can NEVER get it to wrap well.

Suunto Wrist Watch
This was a gift from my staff a long time ago and I still wear it.  Best watch I have ever owned.

PortSmithCo Minimalist Wallet
Well made by @portsmithco and it keeps it simple.  (Until I make one of my own!)


// Did you notice the leather cutting board that all the gear is on?  Some fun stuff is coming!

// So what are your travel essentials?  I’d love to know!