When you get ready for a reenactment, there are many things you need to have available in your pack/carry bag, haversack, knapsack and on your person.
As far as what I have to have as a uniform, I usually start at my feet and go up to the top of my head. So it goes something like this: shoe/brogans, padding for my heels, socks, underwear, trousers, suspenders/bracers if applicable, shirt, coat, tie, hat and gloves along with a muffler if reenacting in cold weather.
Then comes what I carry on my person such as haversack, cartridge box, belt, which has my cap box, knife and bayonet, my canteen and then my knapsack.
My haversack houses a housewife (sewing kit), plate, knife, fork, spoon, matches (called Lucifers), candle, meat, bread, and toilet paper.
Next comes the pack with a change of shirt, socks and underwear along with rifle cleaning kit, extra cartridges and all the other comforts of home. Usually a blanket and two gum blankets are attached to the knapsack.
How are we going to travel down to New Orleans?