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'What Do You Keep in Your Pockets?'
Miss Emm Wonders What a Hobo Keeps on His Mobile Person: 11/2/21
© 2022 James LaFond
MAR/10/22
“I'm sorry for thinking you were handicapped, sitting there with the eye patch on. You are clean and articulate so that I wouldn't take you for homeless. I'm so far in debt I'll never move from here. One wonders what a person would keep on them as the wandered.”
-Miss Emm
The following is my normal, current personal carry array in late autumn and early winter in Portland, beginning with attire, from top to bottom.
-Military Jump boots and long cotton socks
-Krav Maga or carpenter's pants, formerly jeans under cargo shorts
-belt
-jock strap—two if working or hiking or backpacking or taking the train
-briefs or boxers
-t-shirt
-hooded sweat shirt
-ski cap
-duster
-rosary and/or Saint Christopher's medallion
Duster
-inside pocket over heart: pen and pocket callendar, spare mask
-left slot pocket: folded paper towel
-left front pocket: mini mag light, mask
-right slot pocket: folded paper towel
-left front pocket: empty, to keep knife hand warm
Belt
-left side: Leatherman multi-tool in case
-right front: 3-inch skinning knife suspended from belt on chord and butt down in front pants pocket
Pants
-front right slot pocket: keys
-back right pocket: small cash wallet
-back right pocket: big bill and I.D. Wallet
-right pocket: change under butt of skinning knife
-left front pocket: dumb phone
-right outside slot pocket: eye-patch & seizure medicine in plastic baggie
-right outside pleated snap pocket: potassium & salt in glass vile, earbuds, ear plugs and foil-wrapped memory stick in plastic baggie
-left outside pleated snap pocket: maps, train tickets, check book, motel receipts, enemy scalps...
That is pretty much it.
My three most important carry items are, in order of first importance:
-1. Knife
-2. Memory stick
-3. Big bill I.D. wallet
January 2022 Word Count
author's notebook
Writing Sorcerer
eBook
within leviathan’s craw
eBook
the fighting edge
eBook
the gods of boxing
eBook
honor among men
eBook
triumph
eBook
logic of force
eBook
the greatest boxer
eBook
wife—
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