I spent the night packing up my gear to head down to the NATO summit Saturday and Sunday. In case you can't tell, I love packing. The idea of the “backpack journalist” is to me something like the meeting of James Bond and Ira Glass. Fully prepared with the latest gadgets to bring journalistic excellence wherever I go. And for the curious, here is everything I'm bringing in my pack.
Manager of IT
1) Saline, vinegar, rags and a bottle of water (for possible pepper spray or tear gas) 2) Digital audio recorder and shotgun microphone 3) iPhone and charger 4) Blood Chit (who to call if I'm injured or arrested) 5) Camera, lens, battery and memory card 6) Flashlight 7) First aid kit 8) Tums and anxiety medication (nothing to do with NATO, it's just how I roll) 9) Ubuntu netbook and charger 10) Pack 11) Sunglasses 12) Headphones 13) Memory card reader
Just in case ...
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