Physical Tools

A collection of the physical tools I use on a near daily basis.


Airpods Pro 2

Even with repeated QC issues, I’d replace these immediately if I lost them.

M2 MacBook Air

As close to a perfect laptop as has every existed for most consumers. Battery lasts forever, thin, light. The M2 has never choked on anything I have given it.

Tudor Black Bay GMT

World ready. A totem of the places I have been but more importantly, the places that I want to go.

Leica Q

Checks every box for me, personally. I’ll look on, enviably, at the Q3.

Zebra F-701

I’ve been into pens and pencils since elementary school. If I could only pick one, this would be it.

Powerblock Elite

Adjustable dumbbells up to 90lbs.

HydroFlask 32oz Bottle

It’s this or a Nalgene for me.



Since having a kid, I do consider swapping for a GR2 34L. But this bag is spectacular.

GORUCK Packing Cube

Getting all my clothes into these cubes is the secret to only carrying one bag. That, and not needing 2 pairs of shoes.

GORUCK Field Pocket

There is a smaller, discontinued version of the Field Pocket that I use for toiletries. I use the larger version less frequently but it is nice to have.

F-Stop Micro Tiny Camera Cube

This fits the Leica Q and a couple of spare batteries.


Outlier Futureworks

In Texas, the Futureworks are the play. Although the Slim Dungarees are my preference in general.

Uniqlo Airism Boxer Briefs

At $7 these used to be the best value in underroos. At $14, I’d still consider them the best value. I have had 10 pairs in rotation since 2016 with no replacement.

Mack Weldon Pima V-Neck T-Shirt

V-neck or bust for me in regards to t-shirts.

Patagonia Nano Puff

A perfect all-around jacket that can work in almost any winter condition I face.

Red Wings Iron Ranger

Sneakers come and go. Buy boots that last. Copper please.

Swiftwick Performance Zero

My favorite athletic socks. For boots and such, go with DarnTough.



TaylorMade M6, HZRDUS Project X Black 70


TaylorMade M6, HZRDUS Project X Black 75


Ping i (4-UW) Dynamic Gold X100


Artisan 54 Dynamic Gold X100, Artisan 59 Dynamic Gold S100


Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 (2004)


Squire Classic Vibe ’50s Telecaster

I took on the guitar in fall of 2020. What was your pandemic coping mechanism? I still stink but I’m having so much fun.

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