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The G.O.O.D.I.E Bag exercise can and should be taken further. Think of a rubber band. You want to stretch it out, slowly pushing the boundaries further and further apart. As the rubber band loosens you become more comfortable with your G.O.O.D.I.E Bag. You should do these exercises over and over again. After a while, you should no longer pack your items. You should lay them all out on a table or on the floor.

You should not use the items for anything else, unless you replace them first and you should only replace an item with a higher quality item. For example, if you have laid your favorite pocket knife on the table, it stays in the kit until you replace it with something more important.

By now, you should know what is worth taking and what the costs are of leaving certain items behind. You can now come to the point where you overcome disciplinary problems. This is the point at which you prepare to succeed by eliminating doubt and confusion.

At this point, you should stop and take inventory. Now that you have practiced packing, and differentiating what you want from what you need, now you are ready for qualification. You must list the various uses of each item and rank them in order of importance. This will further aid you in prepping the perfect G.O.O.D.I.E Bag.

Some people may like or even be obsessed, with cleanliness. A roll of paper towels and wet naps, however, will simply not provide you as much utility as a multi tool or a flashlight. Even if a roll of paper towels was as useful as a flashlight, you would still choose the flashlight if you had to eliminate one of the two. Though a paper towel roll is not heavy, it is bulky and takes up more space than it warrants. Anything which is small and light should automatically receive a ranking boost: flashlights and multi-tools are great examples.