I'm finally going to be putting together a basic lighting setup. I got the opportunity to play around with my buddy's light stand and pocket wizards along with my 220ex a few weeks ago and I'm addicted. Unfortunately I don't have nearly enough money in my budget for pocket wizards and the like. What I'd like to do is set up a nice portable strobist style two light kit that i can use my 220ex with so I don't have to buy another light.
As a basis for my setup I've been looking at the Strobist Kits at MPEX. Which can be found here. Since I'm using a rebel I obviously don't have the luxury of a pc port, so the Starving Student No PC Kit is what I've been looking at. However, since the 220 ex doesn't work with optical slaves, how do i configure a setup that I can use the 285hv and my 220ex with for a two light set up? Should I even use the MPEX kits at all? Is there another flash i should be considering like a sunpak 383? (sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure I pick the right set up before i order it)
edit: I'll be using the lights for portraits, automotive photography, and G&N style shoots.