Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a good week! I just presented some of my research at a conference (I’m a scientist in “real life”), and it feels so good to be finished. As prepared as I am for some things, I always put off getting ready for speeches because I get a little nervous….I’ll have to work on that!
Now, one thing that we apartment-dwellers know is that storage space is hard to come by. Any preparations that don’t infringe upon our ever-shrinking closets are exactly what we need! So today, let’s talk about something that we carry every day….our wallets.
The few “survival” items that I carry with me in my wallet are neither high-tech nor expensive, but they help out in a pinch. For example, just last week I tripped and fell while on an 8-mile run. My tights protected my legs, but my hands and arms got pretty scratched up. The band aids, sterile wipes, and gauze pad that I keep in my wallet helped patch me up until I could get home ( I was two miles away!) and clean up for good.
So what do I personally carry with me every day?
- A multi-tool (got this for 75 cents at Radio Shack!)
- Three or four band aids
- Gauze pad
- An alcohol prep pad
- Small packet of triple antibiotic
- Four safety pins
- Two rubber bands
- An old gift card with a little duct tape wrapped around it
- Toe warmers (the kind that heat up on their own)
These things don’t take up a lot of space; in fact, they fit in the pockets of my wallet without bulging. I’ve read articles about people who have added some pretty cool stuff to their wallets, such as lockpick cardsand flat compasses.
If you want to turn your wallet itself into a survival tool, check out this neat tutorial.
What gear do you keep in your wallet?