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Best EDC Kit For Tech & Field Recording

Over the last couple of weeks, Libby and I have been going around Bangkok, testing out a fair share of sling bags and backpacks for our EDC travel journey. With the Heimplanet Sling bag, I found the perfect balance between size, weight, and minimalist style.

I decided to go with the XL version, which is just the right size to fit my Sony PCM D100, a mini tripod, and all my other “everyday carry” items without looking like I’m carrying around a huge front backpack.

The minimal approach, durability, and idea behind Heimplanet aligns with what I was looking for. That’s why I ended up buying not only the Heimplanet Transit Line XL Sling bag but also the Heimplanet 34L Translite Carry On Bag.

Hey there, fellow audio enthusiasts! Have you heard about the legendary Sony PCM D100? If you don’t already have one, trust me, you’ll want to add it to your wish list ASAP. This bad boy is widely considered the best handheld recording device ever made, and let me tell you, the hype is real!

So, to answer the question on everyone’s mind: will the Sony PCM D100 ever return? Only time will tell. But for now, if you’re looking for the ultimate handheld recording device, the Sony PCM D100 is the one to beat. And don’t just take my word for it – ask any field recordist out there who has one, and they’ll tell you the same.

The compact design of the Ulanzi MT-8 means I can easily fit it in the smaller front compartment of the sling bag. This tripod is lightweight and small, making it an excellent accessory for my Sony PCM D100.

As a passionate audiophile, you’re probably keen to read more about these in-ear earphones on the Amazon review section. I’ve been using them for a range of activities, including editing sounds, listening to music, and of course, for field recording. With their impressive sound quality and lightweight design, they’re the perfect addition to my EDC kit.

This versatile charger cable has been a game-changer for me. It’s the perfect size for my everyday carry kit, and its multi-use functionality means I can rely on it in a range of situations. Whether I’m on the go and need to charge my phone quickly, or power up my recording devices in the field, this charger cable hasn’t failed me.

Introducing the lightest power bank around yet! This little gem fits perfectly in the back pocket of my Heimplanet sling bag, and it’s ideal for charging my phone, or flashlight, or powering up my Zoom F6 or Sony PCM D100 on the go if I have to.

Let’s protect our ears with these fantastic earplugs! I’ve found the perfect lightweight and compact companion that I can easily clean and reuse whenever I need them. They’re ideal for long travels on airplanes, noisy trains, or walking around bustling cities while still being able to hold a conversation and hear the world around me.

These earplugs are also a popular choice for musicians and concert-goers who want to protect their hearing without compromising on sound quality and they’re easy to use, comfortable to wear, and highly effective at reducing harmful noise levels. With these earplugs in my EDC kit, I can enjoy peace of mind knowing that I’m taking care of my hearing.

When it comes to protection, high-quality sunscreen is a must-have in my EDC kit. I’ve learned the hard way the importance of protecting my skin from the harmful effects of the sun. During long hours on my road bike, as well as during running and triathlon competitions, I didn’t always take proper precautions, and I paid the price with sun-damaged skin. Nowadays, I make it a daily habit to apply sunscreen to protect my skin.

This particular sunscreen has become my go-to choice and unlike other sunscreens, it doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy, and it doesn’t have an overpowering smell. Plus, its lightweight design means it fits perfectly into my EDC kit without taking up too much space.

Ha, I thought I had everything covered with my new sling bag, but then I realized I still needed a solution for those grocery store runs.

Who wants to spend money on plastic bags or lug around another bulky tote? Not me, that’s for sure!

Luckily, I found the perfect solution: the Sea To Summit packable shopping bag. This ultralight bag is a game-changer for my EDC kit, and it even comes with a handy carabiner so I can clip it onto the side of my bag. It’s like having a secret weapon in my pocket, ready for action whenever I need it.
And the best part? It’s super compact and easy to carry around, so I don’t have to worry about weight or space. Plus, it’s just plain cool to have such a versatile and practical accessory at my fingertips.

So whether I’m hitting up the farmer’s market, stocking up on groceries, or just running errands around town who knew a shopping bag could be so much fun?

Blinded by the lights? You betcha – especially when we’re talking about the Nitecore T4K! This little carry-on flashlight packs a whopping 4000 lumens, making even the darkest night feel like broad daylight. And the best part? All it takes is a quick press of the turbo button to unleash the power.

This flashlight is now my go-to for nights out on the town, but it’s also great for those times when I’m feeling uncomfortable or being approached by strangers. One flash of those bright lights in their face, and while they’re seeing stars and trying to figure out what just happened, I’m already over the hills and far away.

With the Nitecore T4K in my pocket, I never have to worry about being caught in the dark. It’s the perfect companion for any adventure, from camping trips to late-night walks through the city. And let’s be real – there’s just something satisfying about wielding that much power in the palm of your hand.

So go ahead, light up the night and leave your worries behind with the Nitecore T4K. You won’t be disappointed!

In our video about the Heimplanet sling bag, we received a comment from someone who doubted that the video wasn’t sponsored, based on the way we presented the product. However, as I clearly stated in the video, none of the products we feature are sponsored or gifted. I want to make this clear to all of you who may have doubts. Lying or withholding sponsorship deals is not only wrong but can also result in penalties from the FTC.

We love making YouTube videos, and those who have followed us for a long time know that we are honest people. To prove this, we have included the receipt (over $350) for the sling bag, as well as another Heimplanet bag, down below. Purchased at Heimplanet Thailand.


Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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