Dennis Backpack Office 2015

Discover the Inside of Our Backpack Offices

Bringing our work on the road meant finding compact devices and mobile gadgets that would fit inside our backpacks and go anywhere with us.

First off, we ditched our desktop computing systems and monitors and put the gigantic hard drives in storage. Swapping them for 15″ MacBook Pro laptops and small portable firewire and USB drives. Talk about taking a load off! And of course, the iPhone has been the single greatest mobile office machine any working nomad could ask for.

Setting Up Shop, Anywhere.

Whether by bike, by espresso, or by poolside… it’s all possible when your entire office is small enough to fit into a single bag.

In the Cheddar Yeti (Our Motorhome) we don’t have a permanent space for our office use. Our dinette table can expand to fit both our laptops but, is a mere 4′ x 5′ area. Yo, we’re not trading one cubicle for another here.

Having our entire office in a backpack means total freedom to go and do whatever we want, even in the middle of a project.

Dennis’ Office

Dennis Backpack Office 2015
Dennis Backpack Office 2015

Current Arsenal

Past Arsenal

  • Macbook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009
    Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • Logitech Bluetooth Mouse
  • iPhone4 16GB iPhone 5 32GB – Using as Mobile Hotspot
  • iPhone Plugs with CableYoYo
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Samsung 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)
  • IHOME Rechargeable Mini Speakers
  • Incase 15″ Neoprene Sleeve
  • Incase Pivot On Ear Headphones
  • Targus Backpack

Jeanette’s Office

Jeanette's Backpack Office 2015
Jeanette’s Backpack Office 2015

Current Arsenal

Past Arsenal

  • Apple Mac Book Pro 15-inch, Mid 2009
    Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3RAM
  • iPhone4 16GB
  • iPhone Plugs with CableYoYo
  • Studio Neat Glif Tripod Mount & Stand for iPhone 4 & 4S
  • Olloclip 3-in-1 Lens for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S
  • Gorillapod Flexible Tripod
  • Incase Capsule in Ear Headphones

Originally Posted: 03/2012
Updated: 05/2015

Motorhome Additions for Our Working Mobile Office

We have two important items that we do not carry in our packs. They are additions we’ve made to the Cheddar Yeti’s Motor Office set up.

Let Us Know How You Work

If you have a Mobile Office, what’s your most useful device or advice?
If you don’t have a Mobile Office, would you be willing to scale down for a bit more freedom? What would you trade?

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2 responses to “Discover the Inside of Our Backpack Offices”

  1. Debby Avatar

    Our most useful devices would definitely be
    1) Millenicom Verizon aircard, no contract 20G
    2) ScanSnap mini scanner that is an absolute workhorse

    1. JJ Avatar

      We’ve heard lots of about Millenicom… but haven’t tried it out yet. Is the plan still unlimited?

      ScanSnap looks handy! How about a shred snap? 😉

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