I used to wear a photographer's tool belt for my equipment. It works well if you have a few items and the cool thing is that when you get used to what pocket each thing is in, you never leave the site with equipment behind because you notice an empty pocket where the IR pocket cam usually goes.
I've pimped it up a bit now. I bring a Humvee mesh vest with me. It has zillions of pockets inside and out and when you know which pockets are for what, you can use it in the dark with no problem and put your wallet and keys inside it too so no need for lugging a bag or purse.
So, what am I carrying in the Humvee vest now?
Spiritualist: In one pocket, I have what I call my crude communication devices: a pendulum, a windchime necklace and a tap light. Why? Well, hanging the windchime necklace in a room with no air flow is a nice early warning device and the pendulum can be used when I'm not bringing my dowsing rods to try and get a little conversation going. In Feng Shui practices, the windchime attracts spirits, especially if hung in the SW corner of a building. The tap light is for the old "please tap on the light and make it turn on" trick. The only one of these I find to be really useful is the windchime, so long as the air is not on and the windows are not open. I put it in an area where I sense a very dense energy and see what happens. The ideal situation is to use it to jingle the answers for you to questions. If I feel ambitious, I hang my dowsing rods from the edge of the vest. I've run some experiments on them with a lot of doubt in my mind but have found them to be strangely effective. I also can carry matches and a sage bundle, as well as a protective stone--
Dowsing Test: I had a haunted hotel room booked. I drew 4 maps of the room. I went inside the room alone and using my psychic skills, determined the dense energy spots in the room. I marked them with an "x" on the map. I folded it and put it away. I sent in a person with dowsing rods and a map. That person marked all cross-overs of the rods with an "x" on her map." Then, the next person and the next person with each one doing it all alone, marking the map alone, and putting the map away when done. When everyone had done the room, we sat down and opened up the maps to find that all the x's correlated. I have found this time and time again that if you are not strong with your psychic sensitivities (we all have them but some work them regularly and like shooting baskets, refine their skills), this is a good way to know where some "hot" spots in the room might be.
Light: I have a pocket filled with finger flashlights. You can get a Rave party pack of them on Amazon. They are fantastic because you get enough light not to trip, but also can keep your hands free. They come with an elastic strap so they stay on top of your finger.
Recording: I have a digital camera, a flipcam, a nightvision Vivitar pocket cam, a digital voice recorder and an old fashioned magnetic tape analog audio recorder. This is more than enough. I have found pictures to really only be of use to recall the location and make memories. I have only captured phenomena a few times on camera so I'm not impressed by visual as much as audio. EVPs appear to be the only truly impressive proof we get and even that has to be done under exacting conditions. I will write more on this later, as I hope to apprentice with an EVP specialist I consider to be quite awesome at it.
Laser Grid: I also carry a laser grid I got from Ghost Stop. I can set this up in a corner where I feel a strong presence or energy or if something has been moved or a door opened or closed, so during a quiet EVP session, sitting facing the grid, we can see what's up. I once had a situation where during an EVP session, a short shadow person showed itself behind a bar counter and walked over to a computer where the screen lit up and receipt machine started spitting out receipts. My son and I both saw this thing, as we were facing it, but had we put up a laser grid at the time, the entire group could have been sitting facing it and seen this happen. I knew that was the hot spot of the place when I first entered so I would have set a grid up there.
Notes and do-dads: Pen and small pad of paper, batteries, folding knife, roll of tape. For all those unexpected things that crop up.
All-In-One/Meters: I do carry a KII meter, but unless you throw the breakers on the building, I'm not so impressed, surges like air-conditioners turning on and running can make if flicker as if you are having a conversation. On a few occasions, I've had something impressive happen. I also carry a clip-on device that is an altimeter (altitude), barometer (in case that pressure sensation you're feeling is a drop in barometric pressure), thermometer (drops in temperature are often correlated with ghostly happenings), and time. This is very handy to have. With a push of the button, you can get the different readings.
Wearing: I also wear a crystal quartz wand on a necklace when I go out. I have found that in an ideal haunting situation, if you can clear the room of bodies and get down to 2 people max, there is less spiritual and physical energy in the room and so the one or two people present are like beacons. The quartz protects from negative, but enhances my psychic abilities and allows me to put my palms upward and send off my spiritual aura so that I become a kind of warm beacon that beckons. One beam of light in a dark tunnel draws one near, but a room filled with everyone's auras is like looking into the sun. I cannot explain the importance of Feng Shui principles and stones in relation to haunting, but I have found the correlations too strong to ignore, even for a logic-minded Virgo like me.
These devices change depending on the situation I'm in, but in general that's what is inside my magic geek-o-rama mesh vest.
that is a multi-faceted vest. Do they sell them in pink?ReplyDelete
This is an awesome idea!ReplyDelete
OHhhhh i was gona say you were packing one great butt in the photo. and the vest looks great and carries alot . but you for got 2 beutiful things (evil smile) anyways I hope taken as a just good fun.. warr309ReplyDelete
I agree with what Anonymous said. :)ReplyDelete
Where do you keep your sandwiches, emergency chocolate bar and Monster energy drinks though?
Thanks. No snack-idge in my vest. I know myself and if I eat, my stomach gurgles through EVP sessions and sounds like an angry voice.ReplyDelete
hehehe well use inside pocking to stash snakes warr 309ReplyDelete
Very nice like Batman's utility belt.ReplyDelete
info for ya all on oct 25 history doing somthing on zombis lol warr309 looks coolReplyDelete
oops i ment history channel lolReplyDelete
I like DSL's idea. One in pink would look cool. Cute and badass at the same time.ReplyDelete
As I get more ghost hunting equipment, I need to get me a vest like yours. I love having all the pockets.ReplyDelete
Wow. That's a whole myriad of stuff!ReplyDelete
And I love the comment about your tummy gurgling sounding like an angry voice...
Sick Day Today... so that means I'll probably write a killer post.
Nice legs! No wonder that vest was so heavy! Can't wait for future hunts together!ReplyDelete
L4A; I had a total blast on the hunt this weekend. Yeah, the vest keeps me in shape.ReplyDelete
I love the fact that you're wearing heels! What a great entry!ReplyDelete
Hey, Lewis, I'm an ex-model/ex-pageant girl and I know the basics--dumpy utility belt equals balancing with high heels to remain feminine. I'm not stupid. (wink)ReplyDelete
I want to know where you get one of those "Ghost Boxes" I see alot of the TV Ghost Hunters using. Where do you get those??ReplyDelete