What’s in my… essentials kit. This time the kit I carry with me everywhere. It’s the Tasmanian Tiger TT Admin Pouch, filled with some of my most used essentials for work and other activities.
Mine is in Kahki because it’s easier to find in all my backpack and cases, and it absorbs less heat during my travels. Personally I like this pouch because it’s not too big to put in every bag you take, it is durable, has strong zippers and not too firm. Ooh, and the Press patch sometimes changes places. During jobs in Africa, it is on my backpack, and as soon as I am somewhere else it goes off my backpack and on this pouch so I’m not too flashy.
This pouch has an option for mounting it on MOLLE and has an extra compartment at the back to put a flashlight in. But the small size, the durable fabric, strong zippers and different pockets on the inside are the features that make this pouch work for me.
Most of this kit is based around cables and dongles for my 2017 Apple Macbook Pro 15″ so I will never miss a cable, or can not connect something to a computer. In terms of cables, I carry a USB A to USB C for hard drives and charging my phone, GoPro, etc. A USB A to USB Mirco for older devices like my Bose headphone. A USB A to USB Mirco B for older hard drives and card-readers. A USB A to Lightning for Apple products like my iPad and Magic Mouse. And an ethernet cable to connect to local networks.
To connect those to whatever computer I need I carry a Hyper Drive 8-in-1 USB C hub which can be used with different USB cables, memory cards, and an ethernet slot. A USB C adapter for USB A, a USB C adapter for ethernet, a Lexar USB 3.0 adapter for CF and SD cards, a USB Micro to USB C and a Lightning to Lightning adapter to charge my Apple Pencil. All these cables are keeping nicely together with velcro straps.
Besides cables, I carry some handy extras. The most used item is a black sharpie with fluor green gaffer tape wrapped around it. There are so many situations where you need to write something on whatever material, or to fix something, or even just to label something. Speaking about fixing, I also carry some little tie-wraps for small applications, a safety pin and a small tool to break something loose or to screw something.
On the more electrical side, I carry a foreign SIM card (in this example a Mauritel card for Mauritania) and a pin to open de SIM card holder in my Samsung Note 9. To charge something I carry an Xtorm 3A USB C and 2.4A USB A wall charger, a pair of AKG earbuds and two USB thumb drives.
Basic medic set
No, this medic set is for sure not the biggest you can carry. But these are the four most common items I can use at first. For bigger or other things I carry a 5.11 Medic pouch in my backpack. These four things are put in the back compartment of the pouch and can help to clean and to bandage a wound. I have some gloves to protect myself when I help someone else (or someone helps me) and two sachets of ORS to make up for the loss of water, sugars and salts.