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Survival Kit

One of the most common trends that I see on blogs is the "What I cannot live without" post. As much as I hate cliches, as a student, I have a survival kit of items that I cannot go to class without. As such, today's post will take a dive into my backpack and sort through all of the things that help keep me going all day while at school.

The first item is actually the most important. It is an Incase Icon Lite backpack and the love of my life when it comes to bags. It is simple and modern but has a compartment for everything. It has a laptop sleeve that fits my MacBook Air (and loose papers)with plush, faux-fur padded section while the main compartment houses larger items (All of the stuff seen above). This section fits a couple of my grab bags, a water bottle container, glasses case, wallet, headphones and any needed textbooks. It also has two pockets, one medium size and in the front and one that is phone sized near the top. The phone pocket is big enough for an iPhone 7+. I use the front pocket to store lip balm and hand lotion, as well as my MacBook charger.  

The "stuff" is actually the following
  • Swell water bottle
  • Short SodaStream bottle (I also have a tea thermos often)
  • Wallet
  • Pencil Case
  • Black Knight Wristlet
  • Textbook
  • Glasses Case
  • Beats Headphone
  • Hairbrush
The pencil case and wristlet actually store a lot of the important things. The pencil case stores pens, pencils, a couple of Flexion pens, a pencil sharpener, highlighters, a calculator, whiteboard markers as well as a lip balm and hand cream.

The wristlet stores a lot considering how small it looks.  I keep a hand lotion and lip balm in here too!  The oddest item in here is tea bags (I know) but many places on campus charge per tea bag or cup and not for the hot water. As such, I always keep a few bags of my favourite tea on hand.  

Important things include a power bank, iPhone wire, a USB wall plug, and keys. I also bring a pair of earbuds with the iPhone adapter and the speaker cord for my Beats. Finally, a MacBook to HDMI adapter for presentations in class.

With all of these items in tow, I always feel prepared for classes (and everyone knows to ask me if in need). The true star is the backpack though. It is filled with all of these items daily and I never feel the weight of it. The Incase backpack is certainly designed with the overpacking student in mind.

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