Call me crazy, but I've started riding public transportation across town in Los Angeles. I can read for an hour, instead of drive, and I don't have to pay parking. Costs all of $3. The downside is...well...you can imagine what the downside is. So I've started assembling a PTB, a "Public Transport Bag" the goal of which is to contain functional gear that is SO INEXPENSIVE that I feel only minor pangs of regret if I have to give it up to a thief, or if I forget it on the bus. So far I'm getting it together more cheaply than expected, but hit a bump; the cheapest flashlight I own is a $45 Fenix 1AA. So just ordered a highly recommended (for a cheap light) Rominson RC-G2. In neutral tint, believe it or not, for <$20. So far that is my most expensive item in the bag, but felt a decent flashlight was worth it as the return trip's at night. The other expensive item (so far) is a pint size Nalgene bottle at $9, but I thought the wide top and reusability was worth it. This project is actually somewhat entertaining. I'm surprised I'm getting it stocked for so little money. Shopping for an unattractive but functional bookbag as we speak. Found a truly unattractive but sturdy and functional Hurley for $30 but still looking. I am not going to go bargain basement for the bag because it'll need to do some serious duty. Any suggestions, comments, cheers or jeers on this project, please pass them along... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!