One of our fellow bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) just returned from a trip to Africa. When he returned, he decided to share his packing experiences with his readers, and provide fellow travelers with some basic tips.
The photo above shows the kit he brought with him. One of the most important decisions he made was to leave the full size laptop computer at home.
I’m seeing this happen more and more nowadays. Some leave their PC at home in lieu of a PDA, others downsize from a full PC to a Netbook or smaller. In his case, he came to the conclusion that the a Dell Mini 9 and an iPhone could do everything he needed on this trip (Note to Apple; you really need to make a Netbook ASAP).
To carry all the kit, he did something I’m very much in agreement with – he packed it in a Tom Bihn Western Flyer bag. You might remember that Tom Bihn captured our attention last year with their Checkpoint Flyer bag, which left us so impressed that it became one of our top 25 travel products of 2008.
In addition to the main bag, he also packed his smaller items in a couple of packing cubes, something every traveler should do.
Everything else in his arsenal is absolutely perfect – he carried power, backup power, spare power and everything else you might need on a trip when you are away from the comfort of your own home.
In the coming weeks we’ll be restarting our “whats in your pack?” segment, so keep an eye out for your very own opportunity to show off the gadgetry (or lack of) that you drag along on your own trips Kudos to Steven Sande for packing such a well prepared assortment of kit, and thanks for sharing!
Pop on over to TUAW to read his entire story, and to learn what worked, and what did not on his trip (including a story about plunging his room into darkness).