My equipment pile in between QSOs (conversations). The Icom 706MkIIG radio's main body is inside the small black pack (partially visible at bottom) with it's battery, and the control head is sitting on the ground. The control head connects to the radio body with a long cable, and that makes it easier to plop it on your lap, or on the ground in this case.
My BullDog mini keyer paddles (what I send Morse code with) are sitting with a pen and pencil on top of the log book. The black box in the upper-left is my Whatt meter from West Mountain Radio (unfortunately upside down in this shot) for measuring accumulated power consumption from my 9 AHr SLA battery. My mini-headphones are plugged in but didn't make it into the shot. I started out running about 5-10W, then kicked it up to 40-50W later so that (hopefully) more people would be able to hear and work me. The radio can do as much as 100W, but it is rarely necessary, especially on CW.