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taminca
05-31-2014, 06:29 PM
I just finished cleaning my closet, clearing out unneeded clothes, shoes, etc.. -- and ended up with an entire section of TEN shelves and baskets dedicated to my TB travel collection (with a few miscellaneous stuff by other, much more insignificant, companies).

Starting from the bottom and going up…

Photo #1:

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1. Bottom stacking basket on the floor: Shoulder straps, waist straps and key straps
2. Middle basket: Steel, Black and Wasabi PCSBs (still waiting for Nordic); Black, Nordic and Wasabi TTs; and Solar and Wasabi Travel Stuff Sacks
3. Top basket: Organizer Pouches, Clear Organizer Wallets, Pocket Pouches, 3D Organizer Cubes and SEs
4. Lower shelf: Nordic/Solar Co-Pilot; Nordic/Solar Pilot; Olive/Wasabi and French Blue/Navy SCBs; and Nordic/Solar and Black/UV MCBs;
5. Upper shelf: Nordic and Black Dyneema PCBPs (on top of some Eagle Creek Pack It Folders)

Photo #2:

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Continuing upward…

6. Hanging basket: On the right are packed and ready for traveling Wasabi CQPC and 3D COC (along with other non-TB stuff)
7. Lower shelf: Nordic/Solar, Olive Parapack/Steel and Black Parapack/Wasabi S19s
8. Small side hanging basket: Cord Zipper Pulls, MiraZyme packets, Gatekeeper Rail Clips and Double Carabiners
9. Middle shelf: Forest/Cork/Steel Imago, Aubergine/Steel WF and Navy/Wasabi TS
10. Top shelf: Forest/Black/UV SA, Nordic/Solar S25 and Nordic/Solar Aeronaut

Not pictured are Shop Bags (in car trunk and kitchen), Aubergine/Black/Wasabi SA (packed with camera gear) and Nordic/Solar SCB (my weekend daily carry).

I think I might have a TB obsession…

Moose
05-31-2014, 06:35 PM
Oh my, please know, it's official, you absolutley have a TB obsession. Isn't it great? :)
Moose

taminca
05-31-2014, 06:43 PM
Oh my, please know, it's official, you absolutley have a TB obsession. Isn't it great? :)
Moose

Loving it, Moose! Cannot think of a better obsession to have... and to share :)

Mausermama
05-31-2014, 06:44 PM
I can see you have a Nordic obsession as well! I join you in that! Lovely photos, by the way!

Moose
05-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Not only are the photos great but I love your closet set up too.

moriond
05-31-2014, 06:50 PM
Oh my, please know, it's official, you absolutley have a TB obsession. Isn't it great? :)
Moose
@Moose, now we see the basis of @taminca's comment in the Clearing out and a possible problem (http://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos/7570-clearing-out-possible-problem.html)thread that you started:

Yes, Moose, you do have a problem -- you need larger beds and closets!
I see that @taminca is way ahead of you in the larger closets department. @taminca, Carry on! And by the way, your other items such as Smart Alec (holding camera gear) is doing the duty of your closet organizers. Also, not absolutely everything in the photos are Tom Bihn bags and accessories -- clearly it's your Eagle Creek Specter II Packing folders that are taking up most of the room!

moriond

luvdabags
06-01-2014, 06:38 AM
Your closet is awesome. Mine is a mess, but you have inspired me. I would love to be ABLE to see all my bags like that.

taminca
06-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Your closet is awesome. Mine is a mess, but you have inspired me. I would love to be ABLE to see all my bags like that.

Thanks, @luvdabags. I am too embarrassed to admit just how LONG it took to clean, de-clutter and organize my closet -- but I did want a section for my TB bags, so was highly motivated :)

taminca
06-01-2014, 08:01 AM
@taminca, Carry on!

Oh yes, @moriond, I plan to do just that. There is one more shelf way up on top in reserve... like for when the Aeronaut 30 joins the family :)

taminca
06-01-2014, 08:15 AM
I can see you have a Nordic obsession as well! I join you in that! Lovely photos, by the way!

I do love Nordic/Solar, as you've noted, @Mausermama.

What surprised me to see in the photos is that one lone Aubergine bag (the WF, with another, an SA, not pictured), given how much I also love that color. I considered getting the Aeronaut and TS in Aubergine, but the lighter weight of Nordic Dyneema tipped the scale for me on the Aeronaut, and Navy was the color available for the TS with the "old styled" zippers when I placed my order.

Here's hoping that the Aeronaut 30 will be available in Aubergine....and maybe also the Pilot and/or Co-Pilot one day soon!

backpack
07-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Moriond, this thread really need to be pinned!

This is a great: "You think I have an obessession? Look at this Those Pictures!" reference when non-Bihnenthusiasts, family members give our lovely collection, the shrug or the roll eye.

mjpinter
07-24-2014, 02:07 PM
How did I miss this thread the first time around? That is my Olive S19! So happy that it has a loving home and can so happily snuggle with its fellow S19s :)

ncb4
07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
I don't know what is making me drool more: your vast TB collection, or that amazing closet set-up! I live in a 130-year-old Victorian cottage, built back when closets were unheard of. For those of you who may be fans of the 1996 BBC/A&E mini-series of Pride and Prejudice, the one with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth [AKA the ONLY P&P worth watching], you will understand why I laugh so much every time the odious Mr. Collins shows off his little corner cupboard and Lizzie says sarcastically, "Shelves in the closet? Happy thought indeed."

If only I had a closet to put shelves in! So I am envious of you and hereby say, "Happy thought indeed" to your shelves, @taminca. :D

vivelly
07-24-2014, 03:17 PM
I am in the same position ncb4..I too live in an old cottage with no closets..and no shelves...lol My TB possessions are in a big plastic box (a nice airtight Systema, Made in New Zealand ...not any old box for precious TB stuff)....the good thing with no closets and no shelves and no storage in general is...you have to be diciplined about what comes into the house...if it says Tom Bihn than all doors and windows are wide open. :-)

Ilkyway
07-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Backpack that won't work. I showed the pictures to my husband and he just said: so you are not alone with your passion, I knew that all along. Where is the picture of the happyielly dealing spouse?

Taminca we are in this together. If I was willing to post an overview of my obsession it would look quite similar. By rase of hands, who else? ;-)

Trailhiker
07-24-2014, 03:53 PM
I just finished cleaning my closet, clearing out unneeded clothes, shoes, etc.. -- and ended up with an entire section of TEN shelves and baskets dedicated to my TB travel collection (with a few miscellaneous stuff by other, much more insignificant, companies).

Starting from the bottom and going up…

Photo #1:

6477

1. Bottom stacking basket on the floor: Shoulder straps, waist straps and key straps
2. Middle basket: Steel, Black and Wasabi PCSBs (still waiting for Nordic); Black, Nordic and Wasabi TTs; and Solar and Wasabi Travel Stuff Sacks
3. Top basket: Organizer Pouches, Clear Organizer Wallets, Pocket Pouches, 3D Organizer Cubes and SEs
4. Lower shelf: Nordic/Solar Co-Pilot; Nordic/Solar Pilot; Olive/Wasabi and French Blue/Navy SCBs; and Nordic/Solar and Black/UV MCBs;
5. Upper shelf: Nordic and Black Dyneema PCBPs (on top of some Eagle Creek Pack It Folders)

Photo #2:

6478

Continuing upward…

6. Hanging basket: On the right are packed and ready for traveling Wasabi CQPC and 3D COC (along with other non-TB stuff)
7. Lower shelf: Nordic/Solar, Olive Parapack/Steel and Black Parapack/Wasabi S19s
8. Small side hanging basket: Cord Zipper Pulls, MiraZyme packets, Gatekeeper Rail Clips and Double Carabiners
9. Middle shelf: Forest/Cork/Steel Imago, Aubergine/Steel WF and Navy/Wasabi TS
10. Top shelf: Forest/Black/UV SA, Nordic/Solar S25 and Nordic/Solar Aeronaut

Not pictured are Shop Bags (in car trunk and kitchen), Aubergine/Black/Wasabi SA (packed with camera gear) and Nordic/Solar SCB (my weekend daily carry).

I think I might have a TB obsession…


Obsession ?
I don't know, there seems to be a lot more available space in some of those baskets! :-)

vivelly
07-24-2014, 06:05 PM
Regarding TB storage....am I paranoid or do you guys share this worry: "Do I store my TB stuff all nicely together...so then if I get burgled they will take the whole lot....or should I spread it around the house....then the chances are in case of evacuation/fire/burglary I can grab at least something or not all is lost..."
Or am I loosing it?

Moose
07-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Oh my, does this mean I need a BOB (bug out bag) for my bags?

Ok, that was one step over the line I think. :)

vivelly
07-24-2014, 06:25 PM
So I am then the first casualty of loosing my sanity over my TB obsession. *sigh* (goes to book an appointment for the red couch)

taminca
07-24-2014, 06:42 PM
Moriond, this thread really need to be pinned!

This is a great: "You think I have an obessession? Look at this Those Pictures!" reference when non-Bihnenthusiasts, family members give our lovely collection, the shrug or the roll eye.

Glad to be of service, @backpack. Alas, my own friends and family members fall into that non-Bihnenthusiasts category, but I cannot begrudge them (too much) their lack of discerning taste in travel bags and accessories. Am just grateful to be part of this Forum, where we can share and celebrate our outstanding choices to go with TB!

taminca
07-24-2014, 06:43 PM
How did I miss this thread the first time around? That is my Olive S19! So happy that it has a loving home and can so happily snuggle with its fellow S19s :)

And I am very happy with MY Olive S19 :). It is among 3 "finalists" for my upcoming trip to Seattle and the TB Mothership!

itsablur
07-24-2014, 06:44 PM
So I am then the first casualty of loosing my sanity over my TB obsession. *sigh* (goes to book an appointment for the red couch)

... Is that an Iberian Dyneema couch? Cardinal 1050d ballistic nylon?

(I too have a problem/obsession)

vivelly
07-24-2014, 06:46 PM
LOL itsablur...

taminca
07-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Obsession ?
I don't know, there seems to be a lot more available space in some of those baskets! :-)

Umm...those photos were taken in May, @Trailhiker. Two months later, the available space has shrunk a bit...and the backordered NFTD and A30 have yet to arrive. So I think "obsession" is quite an appropriate term :)

taminca
07-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Regarding TB storage....am I paranoid or do you guys share this worry: "Do I store my TB stuff all nicely together...so then if I get burgled they will take the whole lot....or should I spread it around the house....then the chances are in case of evacuation/fire/burglary I can grab at least something or not all is lost..."
Or am I loosing it?

Thanks so much for that disturbing thought, @vivelly! Hmm... Instead of a closet, perhaps I need a HUGE fire-proof safe for my TB collection. Rushing off to Google this...

ncb4
07-24-2014, 06:54 PM
I am in the same position ncb4..I too live in an old cottage with no closets..and no shelves...lol My TB possessions are in a big plastic box (a nice airtight Systema, Made in New Zealand ...not any old box for precious TB stuff)....the good thing with no closets and no shelves and no storage in general is...you have to be diciplined about what comes into the house...if it says Tom Bihn than all doors and windows are wide open. :-)

A cottage in New Zealand? Sounds like heaven to me. And you are right, @vivelly, a small house with no storage space does inspire self-discipline—except when it comes to TB bags. :-) Then all bets are off!

backpack
07-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Oh my, does this mean I need a BOB (bug out bag) for my bags?

Ok, that was one step over the line I think. :)

The secret is to use all TB bags as bug out bags!

Let me explain:

Travel ones are placed next to the wardrobe and house out of season clothes or are empty ready to be filled up with the pieces that need to be grabbed in an hurry.

All that is needed is a quick zip up.

Yet another big carry laptops and its sibling important papers.

One TB is for Journaling, it carries a FJN, extra paper in both FJN and letter size.

Swifts carry needlework things and yarn by colors.

I am in a process of setting up a Calligraphy TB bag with reference books and printouts.

Everything, in my abode, is corralled.

Not only because of space but of the potential for natural disasters which, along with man made ones, can happen in the drop of a hat.

So, I like to be prepared.

vivelly
07-24-2014, 07:04 PM
It sounds like heaven, but its cold and drafty in winter..the way the earlier settlers built here is what is called a Shanty at home...beautiful wooden villas with carvings, but no insulation. We are slowly renovating...it would go quicker if would stop buying bags.

Taminca let me know if you find anything fireproof. :) Evacuation is a real possibility here since we get earthquakes and got some vulcanos as well. Fire always makes me nervous because its our only scource of heating and we have a wooden house (and I dont trust the wiring either) and unfortunately burglary is very common in this beautiful "unspoiled" "safe" New Zealand, no matter where you live. A dog and an alarm system makes it a wee bit safer...
So yeah the downside to the fact I get limited things but things I really love, increases the worry that I might loose them. But thats life. :-)

vivelly
07-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Wow backpack! That makes me feel a bit better...lol

eWalker
07-25-2014, 02:13 AM
The secret is to use all TB bags as bug out bags!

Everything, in my abode, is corralled.

So, I like to be prepared.

Loved the idea @backpack!

I have a hard time finding the sweet spot between essentialism & minimalism and comfort zone & safety zone.

Have TB bags doing double duty as closet organizers not only makes sense but also makes a good and strong foundation for a emergency plan setup!


:cool:

ncb4
07-25-2014, 06:40 AM
It sounds like heaven, but its cold and drafty in winter..the way the earlier settlers built here is what is called a Shanty at home...beautiful wooden villas with carvings, but no insulation. We are slowly renovating...it would go quicker if would stop buying bags.

Taminca let me know if you find anything fireproof. :) Evacuation is a real possibility here since we get earthquakes and got some vulcanos as well. Fire always makes me nervous because its our only scource of heating and we have a wooden house (and I dont trust the wiring either) and unfortunately burglary is very common in this beautiful "unspoiled" "safe" New Zealand, no matter where you live. A dog and an alarm system makes it a wee bit safer...
So yeah the downside to the fact I get limited things but things I really love, increases the worry that I might loose them. But thats life. :-)

I live in the southern part of the US, so homes here were also built without insulation 130 years ago. When we first moved in, if it was windy outside, we couldn't keep a candle lit inside, that's how drafty it was. And the house is built all of wood, too: sappy wood that would burn to the ground in an instant should it catch on fire. So I share your worries on those scores as well. No earthquakes or volcanos, however: just tornados.

Still, I love our house, with all its quirks and inconveniences. And we have done a lot of renovation—thank goodness, I didn't discover TB until a few years ago! Laughing.

I was surprised to hear that burglary is so common in NZ; you're right, it doesn't fit our image abroad of beautiful, unspoiled, and safe. I just hope your dog is a better watchdog than mine; Yukon, who is a Newfoundland, might bark once or twice, but if the burglar rubbed him behind the ears, Yukon would show him right to the silver [if we had any, that is]. :D