The Go Bag or, Semper Paratus
by, 07-02-2013 at 07:48 PM
What's up Dorks?
Don't be alarmed! I refer to all of my Disney friends as Dorks... because that's what we are.
This is a post from my blog www.evilgeniusguide.blogspot.com. I decided to put some up on MouseWait. I like to think my blog is a little unconventional. Hopefully you will learn something... Well, I really just hope you are entertained.
This is about what I bring to the Park.
A go bag is a bag(obviously) that is kept ready in case you need to bug out or, in the case of FSL(Future Supreme Leader a.k.a. my wife) and I, evacuate because we live in a high fire danger area... and by "high fire", I mean my lavatory sometimes, not often... but sometimes, erupts into flames... also, our kitchen when I cook.
HAHA! I clearly meant laboratory before... my bathroom rarely bursts into flames.
I also have a Disney "go bag" kept ready to go at a moments notice. Semper Paratus. That's Always Ready, for those of you who don't speak Latin. Geesh!
In the past I just carried things in my pockets when I went to Disneyland. It worked in a pinch, but everything was cramped and I always worried about dropping something(like I lost 20 bucks today. Stupid pockets!). Then I got wise and wore cargo shorts! Boom! Genius right? You would think so, until you carried something in the lower pockets and had to deal with the constant banging on the knees. Annoying! A few years ago FSL and I came to Disneyland for 5 days and I decided I needed to find a bag to bring with me to carry our stuff. I thought about backpacks, fanny packs and canvas sacks(not really, I just like to rhyme). I finally decided that a messenger bag would be the way to go. Backpack is too big and on your back, fanny pack is... well, a fanny pack, but the messenger bag can be worn out of the way then swung right in front of you for easy access to the inside and ease of getting on and off rides. The trick was to find a small enough messenger bag. Not as easy as you'd thing, but being an Evil Genius, I worked it out.
Here she is! My go bag!
Timbuk2 bag. I may even say it is a micro size because I haven't been able to find one this small again. Thank you ebay! It is made of ballistic nylon and a water proof liner. Keeps everything high and dry on Splash mountain!
What's inside? Calm down and I will tell you!
Outside pockets are perfect for Fastpasses(got some left over). We usually give them away, but sometimes we lose track of time and pass the return time... Disneyland IS enforcing the times now.
I have an autograph book. It has one purpose. I only have one autograph because... well, I am a 38 year old man... is it weird to wait in line to get a Princess to sign my book? I think so... Hopefully when we go to Disneyland with my 7 year old niece, I will be able to fill it up. Really, it was purchased with the sole intent of getting Marry Poppins autograph. Kinda, maybe sorta, was my first crush... Spit spot!
Smartwool Running Socksbecause I love my feet, but I literally can only afford one pair of socks at a time. Being an Evil Genius doesn't pay as well as you may expect.
Anker external battery for my cell phone with an adapter for FSL's iphone. I should also see if they make a Carthay Circle Biscut adapter because apparently they are more important that her phone. It is small, and was inexpensive. I can get two charges if I need it. They have the charging lockers at Dland, but I just don't trust them.
I totally recommend bringing something with you to carry stuff in. Find what works for you!
Getting close to 5000 page reads! I want to keep up the momentum! Let's do this!
P.S. I really like using the "P.S." I just having a hard time saying good bye to you guys... haha! I posted a link to follow "me" on Facebook so you can keep up to date with all the happenings.