When you drop - or have destroyed - your backpack it seems pretty random which of your items go with it.
I wonder if there could be a screen like the advanced armor layering screen to shuffle items into specific containers. Perhaps the inventory could have a sort function (like the advanced inventory screen) that allows you to select the item and move it between containers just like you do in the armor layering screen.
Problem is that when you drop your backpack - say to fight a zombie - what drops with it is pretty random. I’ve had an asthmatic character loose their inhaler that way when being forced to run. There is no way I’d put such a necessary item in my backpack - it’d probably be in my pants.
Ideally, Id like to be able to separate my gear from my loot.
Ya setting priority items to not drop would be nice. Lost some important stuff to things tumbling out of my pack and had to do some crazy suicidal shit to get the item back. Once I burned down half a city and played destruction derby with a firetruck in the burning ruins just to get my tanto back.