Yes, this is pretty much exactly where I’m going! I probably read this back when it was first published and it stewed in my subconscious… at the time we were dealing with the death of a parent, so I don’t think I really took it in. Like a lot of people, we’ve been more focused on the sheltering in place aspects of preparedness for the last couple years. However, recent events have understandably rattled the whole community into New Year’s resolutions like completing home inventories and assembling go-bags, which led me into reevaluating our own away-from-home supplies and systems. Feeling scattered, I decided to start again from the beginner’s checklist; when I searched for something along the lines of combined BOB + GHB, I found this forum post but somehow missed that article, so thank you for sharing it. It’s really interesting (and applicable) to me how the first 3 bags are backpacks, even with this example being for a single individual. I have often ended up also carrying my youngest child’s backpack in front on hikes, but it’s not typically heavy nor bulky like the bags pictured. I will have to experiment… Years ago I got an Osprey Sirrus 24 to help prevent me from overpacking on my children’s behalf and wrenching my own back in the process. I love it and go for it whenever I want more than a purse, but it has a rigid back and therefore I’d be considering it my #1 pack. Expanding on that capacity into a “full BOB” may not be 100% possible carry-wise but more deeply embracing the priority mindset allows for letting go of being a “list completist” yet still feeling reasonably prepared for most situations.