I carry a backpack, it's not too bulky and has two large seperate compartments and one smaller one on the front, and two mesh pockets for water bottles. I'm a smoker so what I usually do is leave a little water in a bottle and keep it in one of the mesh pockets for cig butts. In one large compartment I keep an old bedsheet for sitting down on. Other large compartment has an emergency ponch, small flashlight, cooling pad, and my port o porty kit- travel package of clorox wipes and contenelle (sp?) wipes. In the small compartment, I've got cigs and lighter,cash, camera (all in ziploc bags) hand sanitizer, camera, trail mix/snacks, keys, schedule and map. I've also got a small battery operated fan hooked onto my backpack strap. Was not incovenient at all, and I like to shop at Centeroo so I have plenty of room for stuff. My sister had a small over the shoulder hemp bag and I ended up carring most of her stuff in my bag.