Backpack Inventory - November 2023

So, I was actually planning on writing a different post this month, and while that post is actually nearly done, I suddenly felt the urge to copy my friend Brin and write out an inventory of my backpack, since I’ve just upgraded to a backpack from a very large purse (which contained mostly the same things, but much more poorly-organised, and was much more work to carry). Also, I felt that it would be unsafe to post the other post without another few revisions.

My backpack

So, without further ado, Mae’s backpack inventory:

Current Contents

  • Main Pocket
    • Back Pouch
      • Laptop
    • Front Zipper Pouch
      • Phone charging cable (magnetic)
      • USB wall charger
    • Front Left Pouch
      • Steamdeck
      • Steamdeck charger
      • Steamdeck case (on Steamdeck; DBrand Killswitch)
    • Front Right Pouch
      • USB charging bank (Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000)
    • Main Body
      • Inner Right Pouch (empty)
      • Inner Left Pouch (empty)
      • Makeup wipes (honestly just whatever’s cheapest)
      • Umbrella (Fulton Tiny 2)
      • Resealable Plastic Bag (full of tea)
        • Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat
        • Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy
        • Peppermint tea
        • A rotating cast of decaf/herbal teas
      • Shelf Organiser (you heard me)
        • Compartment 1
          • Flipper Zero
          • Spray bottle (empty)
          • Electric razor (Philips OneBlade)
          • Extra electric razor heads
          • Comb
          • Toothbrush
          • Hair pick
          • Tampons
          • Menstrual pads
          • Alcohol spray
        • Compartment 2
          • Pill bottle (estradiol)
          • Pill bottle (progesterone)
            • Safety pin
          • Pill Bottle (misc)
            • Acidophilus
            • L-Theanine
            • Vitamin C
            • Melatonin
            • Ibuprofen
          • Nasal spray (for persistent throat infection)
          • Eye drops
          • Eye drops (antihistamine)
          • Allergy relief pills
          • Inhaler (for seasonal asthma; expired)
          • Antibacterial cream (Polysporin)
          • Hemp skin cream
        • Compartment 3
          • Charger for electric razor
          • USB-A to USB-C male-to-male cable (long)
          • USB-A to USB-C male-to-male cable (short)
          • USB-C to USB-C male-to-male cable (short)
          • USB-C to USB-C male-to-male cable (short)
          • USB-A to Mini-USB male-to-male cable (for charging power bank)
          • USB-C hub (USB-A, USB-A, DisplayPort, Ethernet)
          • Portable SSD (512GB, USB-C; Pluggable enclosure; Micron Crucial P5 M.2 2280 drive)
          • Resealable plastic bag
            • USB-A to USB-C female-to-male converter
            • USB-C to USB-C female-to-male converter
            • USB-C to USB-C male-to-male converter
            • USB-C to USB-C female-to-female converter
            • USB-A to USB-C male-to-female converter
            • USB-A to USB-C male-to-female converter
            • Magnetic cable ends (USB-C, Mini-USB, Lightning)
        • Compartment 4
          • Naloxone kit
        • Compartment 5
          • Deodorant (Native)
          • Cough drops (Ricola)
          • Makeup wipes (~1 left, probably somewhat dried-out)
          • Spare organiser dividers
  • Front Pocket
    • Front Pouch
      • Mint (Tic Tacs)
      • Nail kit
      • Cloth Pouch
        • Adhesive bandages
        • Alcohol swabs
      • Tiny notepad
      • Metal dice (complete roleplaying set, except with 6 extra d6s, from a very nice Etsy seller - studiogaja - who let me buy a bunch of extra d6s they didn’t previously offer)
    • Back Pouch
      • Lip Balm (made by a friend)
      • Laptop charger
      • Business card holder (got it off Aliexpress)
    • Main Body
      • Naloxone Kit Container
        • Stud earrings container
        • Dangle earrings container
        • Stick foundation (Maybelline Fit Me 110)
        • Lipstick (Revlon 777)
        • Lipstick (Nyx Shout Loud 20)
        • Concealer (I don’t remember and the branding has worn off)
        • Black liquid lipstick (Milani 13)
        • Makeup primer (Nyx Pore Filler 01)
        • Eyeshadow (Clinique 605)
        • Resealable bag of q-tips
        • Lip Gloss (Smashbox Gloss Angeles Extra Shine)
        • Makeup setting spray (Nyx Radiant Finish)
        • Sim tool
      • Keyring
        • Keys
        • Bottle opener
      • Pinephone with keyboard attachment
  • Back Pocket
    • E-reader (Kobo Touch)
  • Right Side Pocket
    • Varies:
      • Usually my mask, if I’m not wearing it
      • Sometimes a water bottle
      • Maybe a deck of tarot or TCG cards
      • Sometimes my stenography keyboard
      • Frequently my non-noise-isolating earbuds (I prefer the older-style Happy Plugs)
  • Left Side Pocket
    • Purse
      • Main front pocket
        • Small everyday carry knife (Gerber LST)
        • Larger knife, my favourite (Gerber FlatIron)
        • Spare KN95 mask
        • Earbuds (noise isolating)
        • Earplugs (Vibes)
        • Lockpicks (H&H Folding Lockpick Set Multitool)
        • Pressurized Inkpen (Fischer Space Pen)
      • Small front pocket
        • Card holder (Duxtio RFID-blocking wallet)
        • Ubikey 5 NFC (hardware authentication key)
        • Change (sometimes)
      • Back Pocket
        • Small makeup mirror
        • Tinted lip balm (Burt’s Bees)
        • Tinted lip balm (unknown brand, strawberry flavoured)
        • Mascara (Lise Watier Eye Opening Vegan Mascara)
        • Lipstick (Revlon 775)
        • Thin eyeliner (Nyx That’s The Point 07)
        • Thick eyeliner (Nyx That’s The Point 01)
        • Oil perfume (home-made)
        • Oil perfume (random sampler, Michel Germain Sugar & Spice)

To-be-added

There are a few things I’ve been planning on adding to my bag for some time, but have yet obtained and included.

  • Additional resealable bags, for miscellaneous purposes
  • A hard case for my stenography keyboard (requires that I find one well-suited to it)
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Black felt-tip marker
  • Two-use bus cards (in case someone else needs one) (requires me to obtain some - I don’t think they sell them for my local bus service, although they do exist for it)
  • Masks (in case someone else needs one)
  • Probably a lot of the health stuff that’s in Brin’s utility belt: my medical supplies are rather lackluster
Check out my friends!