Lifehacker has talked a lot about the need for a go bag. A bag that you can grab and take with you on a moments notice. Dad gave Mom one for her anniversary and she loves it and uses it lots. Over spring break dad put one together for me. Here it is.
The bag is a MEC shoulder bag. Inside it I keep a small notebook, two pens, a pair of Sony MDR ZX-100 headphones (they are perfect and fold flat), iPod Nano, a pair of Bushnell Powerview Compact Folding Roof Prism Binoculars, my Fuji AX600 digital camera, a Kindle, multi-tool, and spare cell phone charger are now all ready to go on a moments notice.