I got some hard shell roller luggage from Brookstone that matches the van.
I have a hardshell backpack in the same color that I've been using, but these (got two of 'em) will fit in the same place in the van, and FIT PERFECTLY.
Also, got some midland 26 (cough cough) mile range walkies to replace my old motorolas. I was looking at getting a dedicated vhf radio system, and may still, but these will do the trick in the meantime.
Daveb, I'm about 70 miles northwest of there, where the old mather afb used to be. Well, the afb is still here, but it's civilian (mostly) now. Up by Sacramento.