I'm hating the fact that when I'm practicing with hearing protection on, I can't hear myself play (doubly so when playing along to an audio track). Really kills my feeling for dynamics and finesse on the hats. And there have been more than a few posts on the importance of blocking the kit sound when playing along with another audio track so you're not turning the track volume up to ear-damaging levels.
So what gear would I need to do simple micing of my set so I can mix it back in with a click or other audio tracks in my earphones? I figure a single room mic would be adequate for practice purposes; no real need to close mic the entire kit. Is this something that can be done simply with a laptop? I'd probably want to pipe it through the laptop to record so I can review some of my practice sessions anyawys.