Friday, November 23, 2012

What's in the bag?

To continue yesterday's theme, I thought I'd take a closer look as to what I routinely use during a day's work, but don't carry on my person.

As I've mentioned earlier, I have a 5.11 Tactical Wingman Patrol Bag which opens up and becomes a car-seat organiser, enabling me to work from my vehicle with all my stuff neatly stowed by my side.

Here's what's inside...

Bag opened
Contents explained
But that's not all!

This is just the stuff I use for every day work. I have more gear stored in the back of the vehicle in a storage box, as well as to hand under the rear seats or wherever. When I get really bored, I might detail all the other odds-and-ends that I have lying about.

If nothing else it might just be the excuse I need to tidy the damned thing properly!


  1. What is the legality of the lockpicks? Where I am, carrying them without a good cause, i.e being a locksmith etc, is an offense.

    1. Well, it's going to be one of those 'it all depends' answers, I'm afraid.

      In my locality technically these could be considered 'instruments for burglary' but the proviso is that I must have the INTENT to use them for such purpose.

      However, when conducting a lawful repossession, I am protected by legislation which allows me entry into a premises even if no-one is present, even by force (as long as damage is kept to a minimum and premises left not obviously open).

      In the past I had just called in locksmiths to get the doors open, now I do it myself. Usually.

  2. Most importantly, the chop sticks? I assume you often find yourself in that emergency situation where the local Chinese takeout has failed to include a pair of these trusty eating devices in your takeout bag?

    1. Ha! You are the second person to comment on the chopsticks. I think the other individual was scrambling for some nefarious purpose as to what disposable chopsticks could also be applied...

      'Dual use' technology.

      But as Occam's Razor teaches us, the simplest answer is usually the correct one and, indeed, they are for eating lunch or dinner with.

      Sometimes those Wily Orientals *do* forget.