We were tired of winter in Virginia and decided spur of the moment to head south to sun and sand. A quick pack and an 8 hr drive put us on Amelia Island...and we have already extended our stay to avoid the next wave of winter at home. I literally threw stuff in packing cubes and stuffed my bags....In my Western Flyer: Back Slot ---Small packing cube 1--5sstshirts&2lsshirts, Small packing cube2:socks,undies,sleepwear,1pr water shorts; Wrapped around the 2packing cubes: 2 pr capris and slipped it all in a Packing Cube Backpack. In Divided Front Slot--Left Side: Beach shoes in Packing Cube Shoulder bag and Merino Zip in Stuff Sack; Right Side: Empty Dyneema Side Effect, 2 3D Cubes 1 Clear with 3-1-1 type contents and 1 Dyneema with other toiletries, Medium Pouch with passports (just in case). In my Synapse 19: Left Side pocket:Sunscreen; Right Side Pocket : 2 Organizer Pouches with chargers etc.; Small Front Pocket: Flashlight; Water bottle pocket: insulated Camelback Water Bottle; Bottom Pocket: Windreaker; Main Pocket--ipad2 in cache inside Packing Cube Shoulder Bag, Lunchbot, Beach hat, large shop bag, Side Effect (PLO)...there was enough room left for knitting, but because we were driving, I just threw my swift in the car. :-). I wore LS Shirt, Slacks, Puffy Vest, Mary Jane Style Chacos and socks. We also tucked a canvas bag in the back with winter coats, wool hats, scarfs, and gloves in case we encountered bad weather while traveling.
In any case, I have to say it is all working quite well...we have already extended our stay by 3 nights to avoid the midweek storm in the forecast at home. It has been wonderful having the flexibility of my Synapse 19 and the packing cube shoulder bags...One PCSB has become my tech bag...iPad2 with the charger pouch in outside zip pocket. I swapped my PLO stuff into the Dyneema Side Effect (lighter, beach friendly) and sometimes tuck it into the other PCSB so I have additional space for maps, brochures, small purchases etc, or I can carry the SE separately and have more room in the PCSB. My Synapse19 is once again "Old Faithful"...I can comfortably carry whatever, wherever and always have what I need when I need it. The other bags/organizers ride along depending on the plans for the day.
Thank you Tom Bihn...I seem to have everything I need and was able to throw it all together quickly so that I can enjoy this reprieve while I wait for better weather at home...:-)