After reading blog post after blog post about the gear needed for the 3 Day, my stubborn side (which some may question the use of the singular version of side) determined that I would NOT need to fold to the fanny pack pressure. I figured I could get by with a backpack instead. Backpacks are WAY cooler, right? Well, after one 4 mile walk with a backpack on my back trapping all of the heat and sweat, my "function over form" self beat down my stubborn self and a trip to Target and $20 later, I am the proud owner of a new Waist Pack! Go ahead admit it, you're jealous!