I made this video to show you the (many) things I carry in my bag, a Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase that I pack especially for working my side-gig at the Crisis Team at a local hospital where I do psychiatric assessments on people brought in on involuntary hold. Below, I have the list of what I have.
For My Visually Impaired Friends (and people not into looking at videos)
A video lasting 1 minute, 44 seconds where a man (whose arms and torso you can only see) is standing behind a table with a green bag, a TOM BIHN Daylight Briefcase, that he’s unpacking. The Title Reads “Everyday Carry: Crisis Team Edition”. The bag’s contents include:
- Laptop (13-inch)
- Clipboard (with Assessment)
- Other Paperwork (Policy Manuals)
- Pens, Pencil, and Sharpie
- Tom Bihn Organizer Pouch
- Mobile Hotspot (taken out of the Organizer Pouch, Verizon Model)
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Cords
- Hospital Work Badge
- Mini Scissors (Type is: RayMay Style Portable Scissors)
After everything has been unloaded, the caption reads, “That’s all! BACK INTO THE BAG!” To which I make the following commentary:
- I like the abundance of pockets
- O-hooks let me attach key straps and pouch
- I like the roomieness in the back (more O-rings!)
- I like separate pockets!
- The main compartment is hella room-y too
- Thanks for watching! Gotta go, now.
EDC: Every Day Carry
I have a bag fetish. I love bags. No, it’s not my purse, but bust my chops if you want to.
My Every Day Carry makes me feel empowered and organized. Besides, I like carrying my stuff that I’m gonna need. So what if there’s a computer where I’m going? I like mine (technically, it’s a work issued laptop). The software I need is there and configured to my liking and my germs stay my own (I don’t need any new friends). I try to carry only the things I’m gonna need – no more, no less.
Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase
I love this bag. It’s compact, light weight, and helps to keep me organized. I like having everything in one space and it is a mobile office where for when I am working my side gig. I like the quality of the material and how it hugs on to my body while not taking up too much space.
I like being able to dig into my bag and get my clipboard with my assessment and packed forms like a Release of Info (in English and Spanish), task checklist, etc. and be ready to roll. I like being able to stuff things in there (e.g. photocopies of important documents I’m going to need later) and knowing they’re going to be secure.
With everything secure, my hands can be free to carry the Red Bull that’s going to help me get through my shift, or shake hands with the MD I’m working.
Sequels Are Coming
- Everyday Carry: Social Work Edition
- Everyday Carry: My Personal (Fun) Stuff Edition
My EDC consist of work issued laptop and hotspot, mouse, and power cord. I also have a legal pad, pens, Molakine planner, and sticky notes. Of course I have an folder for documents to give clients. I have business cards, power bank, back up headphones, gum, and a extra phone charger.