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  • dirkhaun
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    Tom Bihnception - a Sprout in a Tom Bihn box in a Large Shop Bag, ready to be dropped off for shipping to Niece 4.0 (hope she likes it).

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  • dirkhaun
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    Last time I gave this evening course, everything fit into my trusty DLBC and a Grab Bag. This time I had to use the Paradigm instead of the Grab Bag. But I'm not sure why it was so much more stuff to carry :eek:

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  • G42
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    During the pre-order, I ordered knitting tool pouches, a full set in Constellation. Not sure if I'll use them all, but figured I'd get them now since they won't be stocked normally.

    I also ordered an extra Size 4 in Cloud to use for jewelry when traveling.
    The amazing & gracious moriond had previously given me one of the single Pouchkins, which I use for small stud/hoop earrings, so I figured the square Size 4 KTP would be good for bracelets or necklaces.
    I loaded a bunch of bracelets in to see how it looks, I think it'll work just fine.
    For the larger bead earrings that I make, I use small rigid cases that snap closed, from Kikkerland.

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  • G42
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    All my stuff is out of storage, so time to switch up some of the bags I've been using.
    The Moveable Feast in Navy joined the Taiga/Taiga Paragon that's been a great flexible workhorse the last several months.
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  • dirkhaun
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    The Mini Snake Charmer (aka Cubelet) in action during last weekend's trip.

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by dirkhaun View Post
    Here's a detail you're not seeing in the photos on the Paradigm product page: The middle outside pocket has a hole at the bottom, presumably to limit the mess in case your water bottle leaks.

    (That's a Night Walk Paradigm on top of a Night Walk Zeitgeist)
    It's written in the description... But it's easy to miss, so nice to have the photo

    "we added a drain grommet at the bottom for that use. "
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  • dirkhaun
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    Here's a detail you're not seeing in the photos on the Paradigm product page: The middle outside pocket has a hole at the bottom, presumably to limit the mess in case your water bottle leaks.

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    (That's a Night Walk Paradigm on top of a Night Walk Zeitgeist)

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  • G42
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    Playing around, found I could fit yarn in the Grab Bag
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  • dirkhaun
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    Introducing: The Small Pen Charmer.

    Planning ahead for when it's possible again to have in-person workshops, and the participants need lots of pens.

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    I picked a bright colour (Orange-152) so that I can easily find it again in what I expect to be a somewhat messy room at the end of the workshop :cool:
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  • Wanderlust77
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    Originally posted by G42 View Post
    My Taiga/Taiga Paragon is having almost as much fun as I am...
    On times when I'm between hotels, it holds my laptop, important docs, and whatever I need for hiking (incl. a TB FAK)... It's doing a great job of being supremely useful.

    Saguaro National Park, East section

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    Your Taiga Paragon is beautiful in the desert!:desert:

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  • G42
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    My Taiga/Taiga Paragon is having almost as much fun as I am...
    On times when I'm between hotels, it holds my laptop, important docs, and whatever I need for hiking (incl. a TB FAK)... It's doing a great job of being supremely useful.

    Saguaro National Park, East section

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  • Ladyrixx
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    I didn't getget the mini clear organizer pouch for my D&D dice; but they fit nicely. (These are the mini ones that pop up in gaming stores from time to time, I think there's three or four sets of "normal" D&D dice, and two or three sets of d10s left from my Vampire: The Masquerade days.)
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  • moriond
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    Power brick with UK head in CubeletI’m going to add a final comment about the 3-prong UK charging head mentioned by PeaceBell in his post. This question came up when the first Cubelets became available, and I’ll show some photos from my post (#58, dated 06-29-2017) in the The Cublete a small cube but a big suprise thread. It’s slightly easier to insert the power brick with 3-prong UK head into the 210d Ballistic Cubelet, but it works for both the 525d Ballitic and 210d Ballistic cubelets. (Sorry, but with many cut and paste operations involving photos from multiple forum threads, I’m losing the ability to exactly place the cursor insertion point for the later additions. If you go to the originally linked post you can see the complete set of different pictures that were posted as well as the text descriptions.)
    Apple power brick with UK head beside cubelets
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  • moriond
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    Hi All,

    These last two posts from latchford and PeaceBell prompted me to free-associate/mention some related posts and pictures that came to mind. Since the forum upgrade to VBulletin5 reindexing earlier this year in Spring broke many of the old links, I often find that I have to locate the items and photos that I want to talk about from memory.

    First of all, I agree with latchford that many of the blue colors and fabrics used for accessories go well together, and that acuity in particular is a great color option. So, to show a hybrid thought about the HLT2 (Handy Little Thing 2) shown by PeaceBell and the blue theme discussion by latchford, here is one of my pictures of the HLT2 in Acuity, with a Blue Leaf Pouchkin that was designed for the (Blue) Second Aid Pouch. (For a detailed look with photos of the Second Aid Pouch, see @Cristina’s 07-28-2021Parents’ First Aid Kit thread)

    Acuity HLT2 with Blue Leaf Pouchkin and a Book
    The Blue Leaf Pouchkin holding stamps and flag markers does indeed coordinate well with the Acuity 200d Halcyon. This picture is from the HLT 2 sizing thread at the end of January 2020, and answered questions about whether standard trade paperbacks or a Moleskine notebook would fit into the HLT 2. (The answer in general is no, they won’t fit, but a few travel guides that are slightly shorter and thinner like the Rick Steves guides or the Lonely Planet guides can be made to work. My UK paperbacks come closer to fitting, but it’s still generally too tight for standard sizes.

    Here’s the Moleskine notebook:
    Moleskine Notebook in Acuity HLT2

    You can force fit it into the right side and even zip it closed, but it’s not a happy combination, and you lose access to meshed pocket that is below it. B6 planners (from Leuchtturm1917) are a much more workable size. You can read more details in the text discussion in the original linked thread. I should mention that separate Pouchkin accessories for the First/Second Aid Pouches were retired in June 2021 (after 4 years of availability), so the hack that I like of using the leaf Pouchkin with the HLT2, and that proved popular for over a year and a half after the HLTs were introduced, doesn’t work unless you can find one.

    On the nice blue-on-blue combinations, I’ll just add that one of the late release combinations made available for the final Parental Unit Preorder of 1050d Navy Ballistic Nylon exterior with a Tidal 200d Halcyon interior looks really good.
    Parental Unit in 1050d Ballistic Navy/Tidal with accessories
    These were actually early unboxing images from when I received the Parental Unit preorder, but were posted to the Pouches in PU thread in November 2021.Above is shown the Parental Unit in 1050d Ballistic Nylon with 200d Tidal Halcyon lining. The Side Effect in 400d Halcyon Night Walk and the Side Kick in 525d Ballistic Nylon AlphaViolet/210d Ballistic Dawn interior (and with the restored shoulder strap connection via D-rings design!) and the two Pocket Pouches (1050d Ballistic Verde/Solaris and 1050d Ballistic Burnt Orange/Northwest Sky) were part of the order. The 200d Wasabi Halcyon Everyday Cubelet in the open pocket was already there from an earlier order).

    NIghtwalk Halcyon Parental Unit with Tidal Halcyon lining
    Again, this was an early unboxing picture of the Parental Unit in Nightwalk 400d Halcyon with 200d Tidal Halcyon lining, which is why the accompanying shoulder strap is not even attached. That was an Ultraviolet Halcyon Travel Stuff Sack in the pocket to show the color combination (and if you're familiar with these accessories you can see that this is the old design from the earlier release with two small double eyelets around the drawstring instead of a single, larger eyelet). These late additions were inspired by the 1/7 Restock & Low Quantities Notes blog post, which means it is actually possible to order these Parental Unit color combinations (and the Pocket Pouch color combinations shown here, too) although they are part of the Low Quantity restock, and only a few of these combinations will be available on 1/7/2022. The photos are from the previously linked Pouches in PU thread, but the discussions in my post there are mainly about using Eagle Creek Spectre Cubes, since the smaller TB accessory options that I use with the Parental Unit are well covered by other posters in that thread.


    With regard to the Solaris HLT photo setups, here’s one that I like for the HLT 1 size: An Ode to the Handy Little Thing by kemote from 06-23-2020. Go read the posts in the linked thread for a detailed discussion of the setup, but here are some photos, including one showing that the 2nd generation Apple Pencil fits inside. The last photo shows the iPad power connector stored away.

    HLT 1 in Solaris
    Open HLT 1 in Solaris with Apple Pencil
    iPad charger in Solaris HLT1
    Last edited by moriond; 01-06-2022, 02:09 PM.

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  • PeaceBell
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    Thanks to the incredible power efficiency of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max, I can now bring a 30W charger to power the 'ecosystem' and the camera (Sony RX100), and fit all the bits into a HLT2. (The non-foldable UK plug remains a pain, though.)

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