Get the right bag
Military members are notoriously loyal to their gear, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they advocate getting a backpack or suitcase that you really love.
“I was a gear head before the military, but I think serving has made me even worse,” one service member says. “If there is a new bag, organization gadget, or lightweight tool, I usually buy it with the excuse that I am really saving weight, time, and space.”
Notice he didn’t say “money,” but feeling strong, moving fast, and staying small are all benefits that most people would pay handsomely for. All you really have to do to achieve those is get organized.