This backpack and its contents will prevent you from being bored while riding the bus, sitting in waiting rooms, in between classes or while on long car trips.
Things you may need
- A large backpack with many smaller pockets.
- Primary portable game system. I used a PSP
- Secondary portable game system. Gameboy advance SP
- Games for both systems (multi and single player games)
- Cases for games and systems (so they dont get broken or scratched)
- USB chargers for both systems
- Cell phone and USB charger cable
- Small, rechargeable USB battery
- USB car charger
- USB wall adapter
- Headphones (multiple pairs)
- Spare change for Vending
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste (just in case)
- Electrical Tape (smaller than duct tape for easier travel)
- Pens and Mechanical Pencils (mechanicals don't need sharpeners when broken)
- Notebook or paper
Step 1: Game systems
I chose to pack my PSP because i have many good games for it, it can play music and videos, as well as playing games off of the memorystick. But, if you really want to get the most out of your PSP, put some custom firmware on it. Mine (at the time i am typing this) is at 5.50GEN-B. since it is CFW, it can be charged via Mini-USB, making it very universal. i would HIGHLY reccomend you put this in a case, because it is shiny and you don't want it to get scratched while bouncing around in your bag. and, if your UMDs aren't in a case, you're asking for trouble with scratches. i have a neoprene sleeve for the PSP and a hard plastic case for all of my UMDs.
For my secondary system i chose my GBA SP because it holds a charge for a very long time, it has a bunch of great games (the last good pokemon games as well as classic mario games brought to the GBA from the NES and SNES) and it can be charged via USB if you make a cable for it. you *technically* don't need a case for it, but it keeps you more organized. i used an older case for this one.
Step 2: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, USB chargers, Headphones.
You're probably thinking "why would i need a toothbrush and toothpaste in my backpack?" Well, the answer is quite simple: you never know when you are going to have to spend the night somewhere. i am constantly going over to friend's houses and staying the night without planning ahead. so i decided to be proactive and pack a toothbrush and toothpaste wherever i go.
I also decided to put my USB chargers (Car and outlet adapter) as well as my USB battery in this large pocket, because of the many smaller pockets
Step 3: Spare Change, Flashlight, Tape
These are just a few things that are smart to be carrying around with you. spare change can save your life if you're dying of thirst, tape can fix things (nuff said) and a flashlight can help you see in the dark (no REalLy?). just trust me when i say: you NEED to keep these in your bag.
Step 4: Pencils, Pens, Notebook
These simple items are great if all of your batterys run out. not to mention sending notes and doodling during class. okay, you could take notes too.... i GUESS.
this leaves the two big pockets in your bag open for other things, such as: laptops, books, larger game consoles (my buddy brings his ps2 slim everywhere with him) and other things.
Step 5: What about the PHONE?
well, i normally keep my phone in my pocket, just because it is the most convenient there. i only took a pic of it because it can be charged off of my mini-USB cable as well.
i actually use my phone for listening to music as well as texting and making calls. that is why i did not include an ipod or something of that nature.
Step 6: Final notes
well, you now have a fully-loaded backpack, to keep you entertained whenever it is needed. all the devices in you pack should all charge via USB (which is available almost everywhere these days) so you dont need to bring 2 chargers for every device (one for car and one for the wall). you may want to add a few more things to your pack. some suggestions may be: a spare ipod with music on it, a flash drive, a laser pointer, an old laptop, a portable DVD player, some more money (cash maybe), an old cell phone for emergencies and swapping SIM cards (if your on GSM), a first aid kit. the list is endless
EDIT: i have since recieved an iPod Touch. i keep it right next to my phone..... and i still have spare headphones in my bag.