In reply to GM4CFS:
Thanks for the replies so far - most useful!
Exped Dry bags - thanks for this one John. My rucksack top compartment is waterproof and is basically where I keep my spare clothing and (ironically) waterproof trousers. Dry bags within the rucksack seem to be the way to go.
My rucksack is a 35L like Glyn’s, and has two side pockets wherein I permanently keep my survival bits (with the exception of the 2 person bothy bag which stays inside the rucksack): two foil blankets, hi-viz waistcoat, torch, Kendal mint cake, etc. Inside my sack, the bothy bag is in the bottom, then the 817, 2m linear in its box, a foam pad to sit on and a small towel. The next layer is the HF antenna and then the mic/coax/headphones/other bits bag is on top. The SLAB(s) are in the front compartment with the guys, bungies, poly bag to put the kit in during wet weather and other bits.
Like Tom I have my pencils, pens, logsheets, WaterLog in the zip compartment in my map case.
I usually wear my anorak and fleece or strap them across the top of the rucksack. Gloves and hat are usually in pockets, along with the camera. The handie and GPS clip onto the bottom strap of the rucksack. I’ve stopped taking the TomTom with me and now leave it hidden in the car as they have come down in price and surprisingly if I operate 70cms on a summit, it has to be reset when I get back to the car even though it’s been switched off while operating.
I’m working on an easier way of carrying the big BNOS linear / 12AH SLAB. Also have been known to take a linear and beam for 70cms and then there is 23cms which will be faily heavy kit until I find a suitable rig.
Seems we do things in a similar fashion. I carry more than most,even without the extra bands, so the dry bag approach is likely to suit best.