A police duty belt is great for holding cameras, phones, PDAs, multitools, and more.

Illustrations by Damien Scogin


Use a gunbelt and leg holster to hold your gear.

By Andy Ihnatko

We geeks have a crackhead-like dependence on personal electronics, gizmos, tools, and other modern fetish objects. Things like pocket computers, smartphones, LED flashlights, USB thumbdrives, multitools, ZipLinq cables, notepads, digital cameras, spare batteries, and GPS units enhance our lives in obvious and inexplicable ways, but we can’t deny that living in the Push-Button World of Tomorrow greatly complicates the otherwise straightforward task of changing ...

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