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

Fête de la Musique survival kit

Fête de la Musique survival kit

Giselle Tomimbang from B-Side Productions, the team organizing this midyear musical madness, gives her list of Fête essentials.

With over 50 stages spread across 7 locations (Makati, Manila, Baguio, Batangas, Laguna, Palawan, and Pampanga) and three nights (June 22, 28, and 29, 2019), this year’s Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) promises to be the biggest one yet.

If you’re planning to go this route or are planning your own route with the help of the FêtePH app (available on the App Store and Google Play), here’s what B-Side Productions’ Giselle Tomimbang suggests you arm yourself with:

  • A pair of comfy sneakers. You’re going to do a lot of walking.
  • A change of clothes. You’re going to sweat a lot because of that walking, or you might spill food/drink on yourself.
  • An umbrella/raincoat/poncho. In case it pours.
  • Water bottle. It’s sustainable and much less expensive than buying a drink at every pocket stage.
  • Powerbank. You’re going to run out of juice at Fête for sure.
  • A good attitude!

With this, you’ll have no problems navigating the many stages a la Giselle at this year’s Fête de la Musique. The best part? It’s all for FREE!

What are your plans for #FêtePH25? Let us know in the comments section!

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