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"What's In My Bag" articles have become so popular these days that they're evolving into a full-blown independent media genre. It's a topic we often cover here at B&H, and everyone from National Geographic to The Verge has contributed to the trend. What you can discern about someone by examining the contents of their to-go bag is always a fascinating exercise, and the images can inspire unique solutions to your own in-the-field workflow needs.
Putting one and one together, bag manufacturer Timbuk2 launched their What's In My Bag Tumblr blog in 2012, which is dedicated to the topic. Below are some of our favorite highlights from that site.
Photo by: Michael M.
What can’t you live without? MacBook Air
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? Emergency jerky
Editor's note: Closer inspection reveals it's a vacuum-packed glob of berries, beef, and nuts.
Photo by: Mert E.
What can’t you live without? My Victorinox
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? A lucky poker chip
Photo by: Jamie
What can’t you live without? My iPad, it’s literally my business.
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? Dog nail clippers
Photo by: Will G.
What can’t you live without? My bike and my fiancée… maybe not in that order.
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? A small bundle of 550-lb-rated parachute cord. Super tough and you just never know!!
Photo by: Ben
What can’t you live without? Things to do!
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? Today? That spatula. Usually? The metal camping mug… incredibly useful!
Photo by: Patti L.
What can’t you live without? Everything in my event bag is essential to managing a 10-25 jellyfish Flash Bloom, festival appearance, or participatory bloom at Burning Man.
What’s the most surprising thing you carry? Extra tentacles—sometimes things get a little rough out there.
Photo by: Kent Y.
Bonus: "Like" this post on Facebook for a chance to win a Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag!
The official sweepstakes rules are located here: http://bandh.tumblr.com/Timbuk2GiveawayRules