Great idea of the day: Back-to-school preparedness kit #Shopping#affiliates#emergency kits#geeky#school August 13 | Megan Finley meganfinley This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. It's time to go back to school whether you scholarly folk like it or not. Do you know someone who's in the "like it not" category? I like Think Geek's idea of putting together a back-to-school gift bag full of sometimes useful/sometimes silly products to ease the pain of the first school bell. You can always put together your own back-to-school preparedness kit, or you can just order one from Think Geek. Either way, you could take some inspiration from what they included in theirs: For notes: Decomposition Book For cram sessions: powerfully caffeinated gum For gear: This adorable Cable Monkey Cable Organizer For writing: stab-resistant Prison Pen Five Pack and the Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen For drinking: Caffeine Molecule Stainless Travel Mug For eating: ForkChops 3-in-1 Eating Utensils For fun: Air Strike Catapult, Smart Mass Thinking Putty, and my personal favorite, NERF Jolt Mini Blaster For holding it all: The Bag of Holding Messenger Bag What are you going to put in YOUR back-to-school preparedness kit? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS How do you throw diverse parties where people blend like PB&J? NEXT Monday Moment: a small balcony FULL of color Toggle comments [ 5 ] This post is making me miss school! I haven't gone "back to school" in a long time, but I remember I was NEVER without my iPod. So that would be in MY back to school preparedness kit for sure. Reply my fiance is starting college this fall. he's nervous about being a 25 year old freshman but i'm so proud of him for being brave enough to try a new path. i just finished grad school, so i'm giving him my old planner and filling it with special notes throughout the year, a few cheat sheets, and a mix cd. 4 agree Reply That is SUPER fucking sweet! Reply I am so excited about back to school. I am a first year teacher, so I'm overflowing with anxiety and excitement. I am on the cusp of beginning the career I've dreamed about my entire life. 1 agrees Reply I dont go to school either so I buy those things for my desk at work mmmmmmmmmm stationary. But wtf is that monkey thing? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.