Everyday Carry is something that has become increasingly more important in my life. I tend to work out of coffee shops and in common areas of co-working spaces, so for me finding the essential tools to have peak productivity are important.
I started following sites like Everydaycarry.com to hone in on what was critical and what wasn’t. There is a lot of amazing stuff on there, and it can make you a little crazy. What is essential to life and getting shit done. I have distilled it down to the barebones for me, and I think others.
My Recommended Everyday Carry
For years this was the cornerstone of my Every day carry. On Twitter, some photographer friends would call it the notebook army, and we would compare what notebook we were using. For years I have cycled through various notebooks, but by chance, I was visiting with a photographer friend of mine back in September and he turned me on to a notebook system he uses.
After some searching, I found the perfect companion on Amazon. This wallet and
Personalized Leather Refillable Composition Notebook Cover comes custom made from China. It fits most of my items. My major complaint about it is that it does not really hold money/insurance card really all that well. It is the perfect size to hold Moleskine or Field Notes brand notebooks. I will specify that Moleskine notebooks have a tendency to have the covers torn off them from the friction on the leather.
It is the perfect size for quick notes, shopping lists, aperture settings on cameras, etc.
I also have a P01 Pioneer Wallet. It is neat, but you have to use their notebooks with their system because the wallet is much smaller than a standard field notes size.
I am not ready to give up my field notes, but I may switch to the P01 Wallet if only to experience something different and see if it is a better fit for me.
I have used a variety of Journals over the years to keep track of appointments and tasks. Currently I am using the Mont Notebook, which is absolutely gorgeous.
I found this notebook on Kickstarter, and I have started to use it for Bullet Journaling. Which has been a huge asset for someone like me with ADHD.
I have for years used the generic earbuds that come with my iPhone, or cheap ones I get as promotional items from various businesses.
They work great.
They are super convenient and fold up into your bad nicely and can block out the sound of the coffee shop or coworking space you may be working in.
I recently picked up some Lucid Sound LS-20‘s. Which are the absolute best thing I have ever placed over my ears! The noise canceling is great, putting my music at a much lower volume.
No more long-term damaging to my ears.