What a foraging mixologist packs

What a foraging mixologist packs

Liquid chef Kalel Demetrio bares his handy tools he takes with him whenever in the Philippines he may be foraging

DJI Mavic Pro

Use this with caution, though. It might get you in trouble if it’s a no-fly zone. Photo by SimonWaldherr, from Wikimedia Commons

“I like its set-and-forget operation. It’s also good for doing recon on potentially dangerous yet interesting areas.”
DJI Authorized Retail Store, 146 LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Custom-made foraging knives

Hack your way through dense foliage with these. Photo by Daniel Soriano

Yes, you can get knives you can use for foraging from outdoor adventure stores, but why not go the extra mile and have someone from Batangas make them for you?
Pandoy Pulido, @pandoypulido on Instagram

13-inch MacBook Pro

This one’s a Liquido Maestro special. Photo by Daniel Soriano

A proven workhorse. One of Apple’s latest iterations come in two variants: with a TouchBar (convenient for some users) and without.
Starts at Php76,990.00
Power Mac Center, 3/L Glorietta 5, Makati City

Assorted bar tools

Chef Kalel forages for a reason — finding new ingredients for cocktails. Photo by Daniel Soriano

The basics: jiggers, tin shakers, a muddler, a strainer, and a bar spoon.
Philippine Bar Products and Spirits Library on Facebook

Quirky headgear

You’re going to stand out AND be protected from the sun with this one. Photo by Daniel Soriano

Headgear are a necessity when foraging. Show off your personality with your headgear and you’ll be the life of the foraging party.
Kalel buys anything interesting he spots whenever he travels

From top to bottom: a Stanly Tylon 8m/26′ tape measure, a notebook, a blue Western Digital 1TB MYPassport external hard drive, a Sharpie, and a pen.

Notebook and pen

Good for jotting down names of the ingredients you find and where you found them.
National Bookstore

Stanley Tylon 8m/26’ tape measure

For cutting a branch, weed, or anything you need to measure.
Ace Hardware

Western Digital MYPassport (1 TB)

You’ll have a lot of photos from your drone, phone, and camera. You’ll need at least a terabyte of storage. Trust us.
Asianic, 3/F Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Get inspiration from Siargao resident surfer Gianni’s travel bag

Get inspiration from Siargao resident surfer Gianni’s travel bag

For multi-talented surfer, chef, entrepreneur, and Siargao’s overall cool guy Gianni Grifoni, there are things that, non-negotiably, he lugs with him whenever he travels. And travels usually means surf trips, so if you are a budding surfer or one who’s already into the game, take inspiration from the guy for your own future trips.

Firewire surfboard

Gianni’s custom-made Firewire Lemon Butter surfboard is designed by world-renowned surfer Rob Machado. Also, Firewire is the only surfboard manufacturer in the world that got an ECOBOARD certification, which could very well be the reason why Gianni strongly supports its product given that he’s a conservation expert and environmental advocate himself.
BUY on Firewiresurfboards.com or purchase locally via Blackmarketph.com

Volcom board short

Board shorts can make or break a surf session that is why it is important to choose a brand with performance in mind. For Gianni, Volcom fits the bill because its board shorts are water repellent and made to move with a surfer with its four-way stretch complete Stoney cinch fly technology, a continuous drawcord around the wait that allows for a larger range of adjusting and flexibility.
BUY on Volcom.com

Gwapitos string bag, shirt, and cap

Gianni’s own apparel brand has also been making waves in the surfing community. The Gwapitos brand is made of local materials, which is Gianni’s way of supporting the local industry. Inspired by surfing and island lifestyle, Gwapitos’ merch is the perfect outfit for your next adventure or beach trip.
BUY on Gwapitos.com

Vans bag and shoes

Vans is is Gianni’s favorite brand for footwear and carry-on backpack because it merges comfort, traction, utility, and style.
BUY on Vans.com or at Ground floor level, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

iPod and iPhone

Gianni likes to have a separate device for music that’s why he doesn’t store songs on his iPhone. The audiophile in Gianni loves the iPod for its excellent sound output and it remains his favorite for a quick music fix. For capturing moments and staying connected during his surf trips, Gianni relies on his iPhone.
BUY on Apple.com or at 2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

Marshall headphone

To up his soundtrip experience, Gianni prefers the Marshall brand. Aside from its noise-cancelling feature, it also offers the best in audio with its “robust sound that balances clarity with just the right amount of bass.” More importantly, it provides up to 20 hours of wireless playtime, which is perfect for long journeys.
BUY on: Marshallheadphones.com

Wawai’s Organics

Wawai’s Organics is Gianni’s brand of choice for sunblock to ward off the harsh sunlight. An added bonus of the product is that it’s chemical-free.
BUY on Facebook.com/wawaisph/

Fin sunglasses

For sunnies, it’s Fin by Beachshack Inc, a lifestyle company known for producing apparel and cosmetics that strongly promote the merry, laid-back beach culture.
BUY on Quiver.com.ph

Photos by Daniel Soriano

Come take a peek at Luke’s travel bag

Come take a peek at Luke’s travel bag

Celebrated surfer Luke Landringan shows us what he lugs in his travels, from a trusty bag to skin care products best to use if you are almost always ultra exposed to sunlight.

Personal surfboard: 5’ x 2” Misfit from Australia

Surfboard is the most important of all, so if you’re serious about surfing it pays to know that you’re on the right board. Luke’s choice is Misfit Shapes, a surf brand that “allows art, design, and individuality to co-exist.”
BUY on Misfitshapes.com

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