I'm a huge fan of what's-in-my-bag posts, such as this one from Cult of Mac. Essentially these posts are just a way for geeks and techies to show off what they carry on a daily basis as well as to provide insight into possible future gadget purchases. One famous one is Steve Wozniak's bag, featured in this article on Gizmodo.
Today, I had the opportunity of getting to display what I carry in my bag each day. I'm a student lab manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Digital Media Commons, and a lot of my work revolves around providing students with solutions for media projects. I like to be prepared with a solution for any type of media problem, so I tend to pack heavy when it comes to my gear. With that being said, here's my gear list:
MacBook Pro Retina - 15in
Apple Magic Mouse
Buffalo 500GB Thundebolt / USB 3.0 Hard Drive
Unu 11,000mAh Battery Backup
Karma Wifi Hotspot
Mac and iOS Adapters - HDMI, Thunderbolt, VGA, DVI, Lightning
Various SD Cards
Various Cables - VGA, DVI, Firewire, HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB
MOO Business Cards
Automobile Power Adapter
And a variation of small cables, adapters, etc.
All of this is in a huge backpack I got from REI. Not sure of the brand.
As a former cub scout, I like to be prepared.