I'm pretty sure I just made that up.
'pparently I'm a poet. Heh.
Well I am an absolute kit junkie and I have about 13 day sacks ha, I am a man but I am obsessed with bags ha..
Northface are good, but buy from a proper retailer the majority on eBay are fakes etc. The quality has dipped in the last 10 years and they don't last as long as they used to. They do a great laptop series work bag though, e.g. the "modem"
Osprey do some great bags as well.
Although not exactly girly, Karrimor Sabre series is a fantastic bag. Absolutely bomb proof construction. Mine has been out of planes, up and down mountains and completely abused and still looks as good as the day I bought it..
One of the best bug out diabetes bags (which I also have) is the maxpidetion versipacks. They are great!
Expensive but awesome. You can get cheaper copies on ebay for a few bucks.
As you are a lady you may want to consider getting a ladies bag, so the straps are cut away from the chest and are much more comfortable to wear over a long period.
Also if you are looking for medi alert tags..
Consider these.. They are fantastic!
I have the dogtag version, it has an inbuilt usb stick and contains photos all medical information, next of kin, insurance, nhs numbers, it auto translates into 8 languages and it also has a password protected folder that I have copies of passports, driving licence and bank details on!
Well worth the money and knocks other alert systems into a cocked hat!
I like that dogtag usb stick thingy. Very cool.
I like the ICE card too. Thanks for these links Buckley!
Wow, you people sure carry a lot!
For short trips, I have my meter (between 10-35 strips; yes I combine vials), a AAA battery, a tube of glucose tabs, my cell phone, my insurance card, and a credit card. My pump stays clipped to my belt.
I also keep a big container of glucose tabs and a spare meter in my glove compartment.
For longer - but not overnight - trips (more than 45 minutes from home), I also carry a Ziploc bag with a vial of Novolog, a spare infusions set and reservoir, syringe, some tape, and (expired) ketone strips. It gets tough in the summer when I don't have a jacket pocket to put it in.
I still like aDorn, especially the aDorn Messenger Bag, http://www.adorndesigns.com/index.php. TuD members did get 10% off, but since our changes, I'm sorry to say I don't know where to find the info. Maybe someone else has it. With or without the discount, I like the company and carry the (unisex) Messenger bag myself, which is -- heavy!
I contacted adorndesigns.com and asked what their customer code was for ordering. Order code is DM35 and you get 35% off.
Insulin pen, mentos stick, some change and my phone as well as some experience ;)
Experience ... most important of all!
Wow...after reading this thread, I feel like a really bad T1. I carry my test kit (including strips and lancets), glucose tablets, and a granola bar. That's it! It never occurred to me to bring things like insulin or extra infusion sets or a glucagon kit with me. Of course I live a 20 minute walk from work so if I had a problem I could get a cab and be home in about 5 minutes.
I honestly don't see the point of a glucagon kit. I've needed it at times in my sleep (not in a LONG time), but if I'm awake and conscious, I don't need it. If I pass out on the street somewhere, I doubt anyone else would administer it for me.
Where you work means a lot. When I used to take a train and an subway to get to work in NYC, I carried more -- because getting home is harder and the risk of getting stranded was higher.