Dopp Kit

Some call it a bathroom bag, toiletries, ditty bag, or overnight gear--I call it the traditional name, a dopp kit.

Mine is specifically designed to have everything I should need for long motorcycle trips or up to one month in a foreign country [two events i am planning for this fall].

Starting with the bag, I chose leather for its durability and style.  I also decided on one with extra side pockets instead of the traditional central zipper style.

The major groups/bags inside

Beside my bag are a few loose items and below that are four major bags.  Being an engineer, I organized my items by function and reduced the size of everything.  There are some items I use every time I open my bag and others once a week. 

Toothbag: used two or three times a day
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss---[dual function as string, rope, etc.]
Morning bathroom bag: used only in the morning
  • Hair product
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
Shave/Eye bag: used every few days
  • Electric shaver
  • Charger
  • Power Adaptor
  • Aftershave
  • Glasses
  • Glasses cloth
  • Glasses cleaner
  • Extra contacts
  • Eye drops
  • Q-tips
  • Nail clipper
  • Nail File
Extra Bag:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Skin Shield
  • Chloroseptic Spray
  • Gold Bond Power
  • Neosporin with pain reliever
  • Carmex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Five hour energy

Loose in bag:
  • Sleep mask with earplugs
  • Kleenex
  • Body wipes
  • Nut Bar

Mini-medicine kit

The main bag's top flap has a zippered enclosure which contains two small ziplock bags.

Mini-Medkit: for most basic health issues
  • Bandaids [Small, largestrip, and knuckle bandaids]
  • Gauze pads
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • 3in1 Antibiotic ointment
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Antiseptic Cream
  • Burn relief cream
  • Bayer powered aspirin
  • Un-aspirin
  • Antacids
  • Cold&sinus pills [decongestant]
  • Sore throat lozenges
  • Allergy pills
  • Kleenex
  • Q-tips
  • Disposable toothbrush
  • Saline drops
  • Needle

Outside pockets:

  • Flashlight
  • Headphones
  • Earplugs
  • Expandable bag
  • Disposable silverware and napkin
  • Multi-tool
  • Screwdriver
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Spray cologne
  • Purell hand cleaner
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Instant stain removal
  • Water-flavor
  • Powered Aspirin
  • Safety pins
  • Aluminum Foil