My Everyday Carry (EDC) Essentials Summer 2022

Irtiza Hafiz
10 min readJul 19, 2022
Photo by Nifty Leather on Unsplash

Recently, I have been traveling around quite a bit.

Whether it’s for work purposes, or recreational, every time I travel I make sure I carry some essentials with me all the time.

I like to travel light which means every item I have with me must have a purpose. It must be versatile. Whatever the purpose of travel, it should not be just sitting around and wasting space in my backpack.

That’s why I select each and every item in my EDC very carefully.

I am a remote software engineer. Outside my day job, I also blog often and create YouTube videos. Of course that means, I need to have a remote workstation on me at all times.

Everything considered, this is the EDC essentials that work for me. I have used it quite extensively this summer and can confirm it works wonders for me.

So, let’s get to the items now.

Photo by Josh Felise on Unsplash

Herschel Classic Backpack

I use a very simple and compact Herschel backpack. It’s relatively cheap, spacious enough for me and seriously portable.



Irtiza Hafiz

Engineering manager who writes about software development and productivity