I've talked about not wanting to carry large amounts of stuff on my belt, and tried to go small, but that attempt ended up being slightly too small. Most recently I went medium-size, purchasing of a 5.11 sling bag to carry my daily supplies in an organized manner without going to a backpack. Two days after receiving the 5.11 bag, a good friend dropped off a lightly used Maxpedition Jumbo he found to be too small (!) for his needs. With this wealth of options you'd think I would be doing a happy dance with all of my choices... but I got some news from work that changes what I have to carry and use every day.
Top: Maxpedition, 5.11
Bottom: Handheld ordering device
Since I'm a southpaw, the new ordering machine rides on my left hip now. which is where my sling bag normally goes. So now I'm back to carrying a little over one pound on my belt, along with having a bag carrying my miniature office supplies: note books, work sheets, small first aid kit, mints, hand sanitizer and other required junk.
This doesn't make me very happy, but I am happy to have a job.
A closer look at the
handheld ordering device, about 1.5 times
larger than the iPhone 5.
While going through Sam's Club I stocked up on a 90 count box of Emergen-C. Cold and flu season is here and half of the people I see every day are sneezing, hacking and coughing. This means if I don't try and protect myself, no one else is going to do it. This is an easy way to get my vitamins by mixing one packet into a bottle of water and drinking it at lunch.
- I am carrying a smaller bag than a backpack, but still have stuff on my belt.
- Work dictates how things run during business hours.
- When I'm off work I can use my bag, but that means I have to load and unload my belt holster.
- Personal protection means taking care of the internal needs (like eating) as well as external, so demands of the job come first.
- 90 count box of Emergen-C. $19.98 from Sam's Club, $17.77 plus shipping from Amazon
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NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.