Long term packing
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Image by Dylanfm
Here’s a shot of all my gear before being packed for going overseas for a year or 2.
I tried to be ruthless but I’m sure there are lots of things I can cut from there.

Quick overview (from top left, clockwise & random):
* T-shirts, a couple of nice shirts, singlets
* Undies x 8
* Socks
* Jeans, nice pants, shorts, boardshorts, running shorts
* Hat
* Thermals
* Belt
* Gloves, 3 grandma knitted beanies and some knitted slippers
* Ski jacket, coat, rain jacket
* Passport, cash, international drivers permit, eurail pass etc
* Sleeping bag
* Grandma knitted scarf, lucky hat and bandana thing
* Headphones (Sennheiser HD 202)
* Toiletry stuff (deoderant, aftershave etc)
* FCS K3 fiberglass fins
* Ski gloves
* Computer stuff (adapters, mouse, charger, external HDD etc)
* Stubby holder
* LED lenser headlamp
* Pencils, charcoal, other drawing stuff
* Watch, compass
* Notebook, sketchbook, eurail timetable book, AA batteries
* Books: Shogun and Mindfulness in Plain English
* Camera bag (Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW) with additional lens holder attachment thingo
* Canon 7D with extra battery, charger, assorted filters, 8gb card, 32gb card
* Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
* Canon EF 35mm f1.4L USM
* Macbook Pro 15" i7
* Arc’teryx Bora 80L
* Spare sneakers
* Ugg boots
* Nicer sneakers (not in shot)
* Day pack
* iPhone 3GS (not in shot)

Since leaving I’ve picked up a dodgy but trusty umbrella, some vitamin C, ski pants, replacement ski gloves (much better) and snow goggles. There’s still room left in the Bora backpack – it’s unreal but weighs about 20kg.

Front parts shelves at Freeside
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Image by sparr0
This is a general overview of the sorted small-parts shelves at Freeside. Almost everything pictured here is free for members to use in whatever projects they care to pursue.

Motionligno Adeo — talking
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Image by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious
I have in my hot little hands the Motionlingo Adeo — a tiny, 2.1 ounce GPS receiver used to track your workouts.

The feedback is completely aural — you plug in a headphone, hit the "go" button, and listen for updates during your workout on distance, time, average and current speed, max speed, time-of-day, and elevation. My bicycle computer tells me these things already, but the Adeo is designed for "visually intensive sports such as skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking." For winter sports in particular it’s a pain in the neck to dig things out from under three layers of clothing so I can especially see the utility of an audible tool like the Adeo. Even while cycling I don’t always like to look at my computer, especially at speeds over about 40 mph.

If you like to listen to music during your workout, the Adeo has an audio input jack — with an included cable you connect your MP3 player to the Adeo, and the Adeo just passes the music through.

Stated battery life is six hours, so for all day activities such as hiking or climbing or anything in the backcountry you’ll lose the battery. You can buy a wall wart from Motionlingo, but right now there is no officially supported portable power supply.

You can upload the data to the Motionlingo website, where you can see a map of your workout. The site also includes a fairly full-featured fitness journal.

I’ll post a full review to Cyclelicious after I’ve given the Adeo and the online journal a full workout.

You see a plate of carryout sushi (California Rolls) because I grabbed this while I was out to get my lunch. for the sushi plus salad from Dashi Japanese Restaurant on Willow Road in Menlo Park.


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