Friday, November 23, 2012


Components of my backpack. Eventually, I'd like to go as modular as possible with my backpack system, but I still like to be prepared for unexpected events.

Front compartment

  1. Zagg USB Wallcharger/Backup battery
  2. Mini USB cable
  3. Micro USB Cable (long)
  4. Sandisk Sansa Clip Music Player (with 16 GB Micro SD card)
  5. MicroSD to SD card adapter
  6. Stanley 4 in 1 pocket screwdriver
  7. 2 black ballpoint pens
  8. 1 blue ballpoint pen
  9. 1 mechanical pencil
  10. Tire gauge

Middle compartment

  1. Business Card holder
  2. Stanley Small Screwdriver set
  3. Kindle in case with reading light
  4. Small Umbrella
  5. Vivatar 5x30 Binoculars
  6. Small electrics bag
    1. Small, cheap LED flashlight (3xAAA batteries)
    2. Sprint Wall and Car outlet to 2x USB charger
    3. Mini USB Cable
    4. Micro USB Cable

Main Compartment

  1. Ultrabook (Zareason Ultralap 430)
  2. Ultrabook power adapter
  3. Various notebooks, usually Moleskins
  4. Overnight/Emergency supplies bag
    1. Bag of bags: Multiple sandwich and gallon sized ziplock bags
    2. 2 Toothbrushes
    3. Notebook bag: old moleskin datebook, mechanical pencil in ziplock
    4. deoderant
    5. 2 toothbrushes
    6. triple antibiotic ointment
    7. Eton Hand crank Flashlight/Weather radio/USB charger
    8. Hotel Bar soap
    9. Hotel shampoo bottle
    10. Spare underwear
    11. Spare socks
    12. Small items subbag
      1. Matchbook
      2. several rubber bands
      3. 4 AA batteries
      4. 7 AAA batteries
      5. 1 9V battery
      6. Spare headphones

At the moment it's not overly heavy, but I can still add more stuff.

Things I'd like to add:

  1. Small bottle of sunscreen.
  2. Hat
  3. Spare glasses
  4. Towell
  5. Shorts
  6. T-shirt
  7. Toothpaste
  8. Multitool
  9. Deck of cards
  10. High calorie snack of some sort.
  11. Tablet (Nexus 7?) probably replacing Kindle

A Ham radio would be cool, too, but I'd need to learn how to operate one and get a license.

I don't think all of that is going to fit in my current backpack, though at the moment, I could accomdate a couple of full size textbooks as well. The towel, in particular, would need to be cleverly done.

What else should I have?

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