I have like a manly grey canvas satchel style bag like a postman would carry. Not to big I call it my Murse (man purse). It took me ages to find the right one because I wanted it to zip up so when I drop it it doesn’t unpack itself all ove the car floor or wherever it has a flap thing that goes over the top handy when you have it jammed to full to zip up.
It has pretty much my life in it. In the front pocket my meds and a few other medications like headache tablets antihistamines lip balm that is a sunscreen, and a USB flash drive for those times someone has something you want.
In the main pocket is my iPad, a knife , sunglasses, torch, pen, a battery for charging phone and tablet , Bose noise canceling headphones for working in a open plan office or data centers , a proximity voltage detector( work thing I ALWAYS have my bag and this little bit of kit tells me if what I might touch might kill me) my wallet a second card wallet that has about 10 different work ID’s and access cards, a couple of fidgets. The bottom is usually filled with coins because my wallet has no coin compartment. Car and work keys And a couple of fidgets.
The back compartment has the prescription for my meds plus a couple of copies of a letter from my doctor saying I take a stimulant med. super handy when I get drug tested at work. That way they can send it in with the test results saves HOURS of waiting around to be cleared to return to work. Also they do road side drug testing here so I’d think it would be handy for that. And a couple of other handy / essential documents. And a small note pad. In the small end pockets I have at one end my house keys and a few bucks in cash. In the other I have a charging cable for my phone and a wall charger. I spend a lot of time on the phone.
Clipped to one end I have a small clip that I put my wedding ring on when I am working a bottle opener and any room keys and such on when I am travelling for work.(about half the year)
O and it can fit my work laptop in it when I really need to it’s only small and thin some sort of HP elite book. Or a bottle of water or whatever else I pick up along the way.
To any men out there I can’t say enough how much this bag has made my life easier because I have trained myself to put whatever I take out straight back in after I have used it. And my ever suffering wife will put any of my stuff I leave around the house either in or with it. Women have kept this handbag thing a secret forever. And because I always have it with me it’s easy just to put whatever is on your desk or console of your car after a trip at the end of the day in it and sort it out later.
I did have a back pack for a couple of years but they are always too big or too small.