I’m in full travelling gear (sic) these days and I’ve learned the value of pockets — the more the better. I wrote about multi-pocket shirts recently (see latest Gimme Shelter newsletter at www.shelterpub.com). Also invaluable are cargo pants, with their roomy side pockets. The very best ones I’ve found are army surplus battle fatigues: deepest of side pockets, integrated adjustable waist tighteners, buttons at the fly and not velcro. I’d like to find a pair that are not camo-patterned. I also find it valuable to travel with pen and 3×6″ spiral notebook in pocket so I can write stuff down (addresses of places to return to, etc.) on the go, without needing to take off my backpack to get to my normal notebook.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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