Who needs a light stand when you have a backpack?
Strobist gear here is about as simple as you can get: Camera, SB-800 Speedlight that’s being triggered from the on board pop-up flash on my Nikon D700, and a Lumiquest Softbox III. Now that’s going fast with light.
Of course, what you don’t see here is all the times my flash wouldn’t fire because the brim of my bike helmet kept pushing the pop-up flash down just enough to shut off the circuit. I tried holding the camera away from my face a little bit, however after multiple failed attempts, and much laughter from my model, who happened to be a fellow photographer, I finally discovered a workable solution
I took my helmet off.
Sometimes you just have to improvise.