How To Pack For Destin

Morning Coffee 114: June 17th, 2024

Good morning. By the time you read this I’ll already be on the interstate. If I had to predict the future it would look like this: Finish writing this intro, run treadmill, watch House of the Dragon, sleep, wake up and start driving to Florida, stop at the first Cracker Barrel. As always, I hope this letter finds you well.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Table of Contents
  3. How to Pack
  4. Backpack and Duffle
  5. Inside of the Kit Bag
  6. Inside of the GR1
  7. Backlog
  8. Previously
  9. Outro

How to Pack

This is Part 3 in my How To Pack series (Part 1: Alabama, Part 2: Rustic Sky).

Backpack and Duffle

The two bags that were used to pack for this trip are The GoRuck GR1 21L and the GoRuck Kit Bag. Each bag has four main items inside of it (with many other items inside of those). Pouches, bags, and cubes. That’s the secret to packing efficiently. The amount of items that I’m able to seamlessly fit into these pouches makes traveling a breeze.

Inside of the Kit Bag

Hats, boxers, and socks are inside the Transit Packing Cube. Running shoes, flip flops, and Crocs are in the Peak Design Shoe Pouch. A week’s worth of shirts and shorts are in the Tom Bihn Packing Cube. And all of my shower and shaving items are in Gravel’s Toiletry Bag.

Inside of the GR1

All of my tech (iPad mini, Gameboy, Kindle, chargers) is inside of the Civic Access Pouch. I was able to fit my entire coffee setup inside of the GR2 Field Pocket (Aeropress, manual coffee bean grinder, and French vanilla coffee beans). A resistant band for working out is inside of the small Shadow Pocket. And then last, is a Simple Water Bottle.


Been playing Kingdom Hearts on the Steam Deck. While traveling, I’ll be playing Final Fantasy on the Gameboy. Watching the NBA Finals and House of The Dragon.


Last week, I wrote about how to make your iPhone screen dimmer. On June 3rd, I wrote about a new Reeder app. On May 27th, I wrote about how I packed for a weekend vacation. On May 20th, I wrote about my new Gameboy. May 13th was a big recap of Kendrick v Drake. And on May 5th, I showed off the arcade machine we built.

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