Photo by Richard Clyborne of Music Strive For some reason, one of our popular articles on Vbriefly earlier in the year was a 2012 article called What’s in Your Debate Bag? I guess I understand why it's popular: people like to know what other people are carrying. I know cause I watch a lot of tech channels and my favorite videos are the tech backpack videos. However, the article is quite outdated (it still suggests that you bring a portable printer) and written by two dudes from a big school, so we decided to update it to match what people are actually carrying in 2018. With people thinking about upgrading their debate backpacks as the season is starting, it’s (somewhat) important that we talk about some of the tips and know-how that debaters who have graduated commonly take for granted when it comes to packing backpacks. These things make tournaments so much more enjoyable and showing up without some key items in your backpack might make the tournament that much worse.