What do you carry in your backpack? - page 2

Other than the usual books, pens, notebooks what are some of the odd things you put in your backpack? Some of the answers should be fun. I am so neurotic when it comes to packing my backpack. I... Read More

  1. by   marci3335
    Originally posted by Berta
    10 or so pens, highlighters,pencils, etc. Way more than I'll ever need. Anyone got a rolling backback? I am thinking about getting one. I have a ton of books this coming fall. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks, Berta

    I do have a rolling backpack, and I love it! I'm going to get a new one this year though. The one I have is kinda cheap and the wheels are really loud! I'm going to get one with rubber in-line wheels. Also, I would get one with an extra wide base. The one I have is only 5" wide on the bottom and when you set it down it tips over (forward!) I hate that! My friend has one that is at least 10" wide and hers never tips.

    Marci:roll
  2. by   RN NascarFan
    The usual stuff plus tea bags, wallet (to eliminate a purse), breath mints, gum, advil and power bars.
  3. by   shyne
    Pens, pencils, highlighter, books, folders, calculator, mini stapler, extra staples, and extra lead. I keep snacks and chewing gum in my totebag though.
  4. by   happystudent
    NEAT THREAD!!

    I just got home from micro and i am looking thru it now........ I ve got
    Front pocket> EMT scissors......make-up compact....two crunched up tissues...eww?....ponytail holder......2 paperclips...2 pens gum and wrappers.....receipts from whatever I bought.....

    Now the big part of my bag......

    A folder with papers from my job...notebook.....calander.....leather portfolio type binder.... BP cuff.....jergens lotion....mail from who knows when...lab book for micro class........some sand at the bottom, too (went to the lake today )and finally , ear plugs for my steth....

    should clean it out soon, huh?
  5. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by Berta
    10 or so pens, highlighters,pencils, etc. Way more than I'll ever need. Anyone got a rolling backback? I am thinking about getting one. I have a ton of books this coming fall. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks, Berta
    Where in mass are you from? Im from the worcester area! Anyhoo.... the rolling bags are a must!!!! you are not an "official"sp? nursing student w/o one . I bought mine at Marshalls or tjmaxx for 15bucks or somewhere around that! Let me tell you sista, That fundamental and medsurg book alone will put you on disability!!

    Keep rollin on!
  6. by   ava'smomRN
    I have to jump in on the fun. My friends/mom always ask me why do i carry my whole room.. here goes
    in addition to pens, paper, notebook, i carry
    snacks
    juice/water
    my wallet with all my important id stuff(ss card, birth certificate, its a bad habit)
    pda
    cd player
    cd's
    medicne
    extra reading material
    lotion
    emergrncy femine products
    i think thats it. its not as bad as i thought
  7. by   teeituptom
    I always have spare golf balls in mine
  8. by   JnJTyson
    Great thread! Its like "find out the kind of person you are by what you put in your back pack!" quiz! LOL

    I actually didn't spend the money on a rolling back-pack. When I was in high-school, I did a lot of traveling and my parents bought me a full set of luggage. I just use the smallest one on wheels. Our school looks like an airport terminal at 7:30 in the morning...almost everyone has bags on wheels! Some even have pretty large suitcases!

    As for my bag...oh lordy..I'm like the poster...I am always WAY over packed!

    At least 10 pens in many colors and styles
    5-6 pencils
    Extra erasers
    Nurses Kit (pen light, scissors, holder)
    Stethoscope
    Roll of Tape
    hole puncher that fits in my binder
    All the books for scool (duh)
    Extra paper
    folders
    Note cards and file box
    10 bucks
    gum/mints
    hair clips/pony tail holders
    hairbrush
    hairspray (travel size)
    lotion
    the biggest bottle of water you will ever see on the planet
    band-aids
    and of course...candy wrappers that were shoved in there after my snack that I wasn't supposed to have during class =0)

    I also keep an emergency pack in my car in case I'm ever stranded. It has a change of clothes (complete with bra and undies) a cig and lighter (I'm an ex smoker...but if I'm ever stranded in the middle of no-where I know I'll want one) 20 dollars, and a flashlight.

    Its actually come in handy when I spilled a drink down my shirt on a dress-down day!! =0)

    I'm starting to think I'm a little TOO prepared! =0) I have a grandma-sized purse too!! it has everything else in it! I'm the one at school that is someone needs something...I have it...
  9. by   FutureNurse2005
    golf balls????

    I'm doing my pre-reqs via correspondence, so I dont have a "bag" but I sure do have a "drawer"!!

    In it I have:

    pens/pencils/markers/highlighters/crayons
    extra paper
    Dora the Explorer stickers (a gift from my kids for when I do well!)
    roll of tape
    cheque book
    scissors
    envelopes
    index cards
    various coupons (subway, diaper)
    bandaids
    a picture of hubby and I

    pretty boring I suppose! What a cute thread!
  10. by   rnnurse2be
    oh oh oh... I forgot, I ALWAYS have a photo of my boys and DH in each of my 3 ring binders to use as MOTIVATION...SUPPORT...and a general "We believe in you MOM" when Im feeling blue.
  11. by   lunakat
    Right now in my bag I have:
    Anatomy and Physiology book (must weigh 20 pds)
    Anatomy and Physiology Lab book (10 pds)
    Gloves
    Vanilla extract & Cotton balls (to help with smell from sheep heart and the cat)

    Index Cards (for flash cards form my tests)
    Markers (to make the flash cards more interesting)
    colored pencils (for anatomy coloring book)
    Millions of pens (I have a pen fetish)
    Binder
    World religions book
    Slim fast meal bar (some classes are way long and the break isn't long enough for a full meal)
    Water bottle
    Mints
    Tampons
    Tape recorder
    extra tapes and batteries
    cell phone
    planner
    change (for copy machine)
    Extra scantrons

    and last but not least a partridge and a pear tree

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