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    A few simple things:

    The Snake Charmer fits in the bottom of the Daylight Backpack main compartment.

    The Horizontal Freudian Slip fits vertically in the Daylight Backpack. This is not for those whose horizontal/vertical sensibilities are easily offended.

    The Café Bags, Daylight Backpack and probably some other Tom Bihn bags are easy to turn inside out. Not recommended when in transit, but useful after arrival if you want their interior pockets or O-rings very accessible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDel View Post
    The Café Bags, Daylight Backpack and probably some other Tom Bihn bags are easy to turn inside out. Not recommended when in transit, but useful after arrival if you want their interior pockets or O-rings very accessible.
    Like a mini FS! Interesting.

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    When I need some extra space but do not want to change bags or if I just want to combine 2 smaller bags into one carry bag –“piggy back” style, I add something to the shoulder strap attachment point - a 1.5” single gate keeper clip (1” for the narrower width attachment point) that I thread it through the webbing loop under the triangular piece. This creates a solid base attachment point for other bags like Side Effects, Guide’s Pockets, 3D cubes, PCSB to be attached - using carabiners like the TB double carabiner or TB triangle hook to link them together.

    Optionally, I add an O-Ring threaded through the single gate keeper clip so it is even easier to attach carabiners, key straps, etc.
    I use this setup when I need to carry “just a little extra” than is convenient in my Pilot / Cadet / DLBC or to expand the flexibility of my minimalist Brain Cell. It is very convenient – especially with the PCSB as I can just compress it down when not in use and put it in the bag. But, please remember - do not put too heavy things in your bags like small bar bells, etc as there is a stress weight limit to the attachment points.

    Below are some examples attaching a PCSB and Guide’s Pack Lead Pocket (I use an SE too sometimes):

    Cadet and PCSB attached
    Share Your Bag Hacks/Creative Uses-cadet_pcsb-jpg


    Pilot and PCSB attached
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    DLBC and Lead's Pocket attached
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    Vertical Brain Cell and PCSB attached
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    I know that you can just attach things to the same eye-loop attachment point for the shoulder strap. However, I chose this method because I wanted something that would not “slide” down the shoulder strap whenever I put the shoulder strap down. By being attached directly to the bag, it is not affected by the shoulder strap.

    IMHO, this really adds to the functionality of TB bags and expands the modular philosophy already incorporated into TB designs.

    Lastly, I got the initial ideas for this from the various posts of forum member – e.g.

    The double Gatekeeper / SE hanging behind the airplane seat - http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-...html#post78469

    SA UMP as alternate SE - http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-...html#post69334

    Attaching bags onto other bags - http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-...html#post76660

    Brain Cell with Snake Charmer attached - http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-...html#post25195

    I would not have even thought of doing this without these and other forum ideas – so everyone, keep the ideas flowing!


    Hope this inspires new ideas!

    Cheers!
    Last edited by tpnl; 03-17-2015 at 04:43 PM.
    TB Ballistic Black/Iberian Dyneema backpacks and briefcases for every occasion together with my cherished Nordic and Solar Dyneema!

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    This is not my hack, @dasher posted it long ago, but I absolutely loved it: http://forums.tombihn.com/questions-...oose-ends.html and have done it with each Absolute Strap I own. (I've also tried unsuccessfully to do something similar with other dangling straps.) I hope this is not a duplicate hack - I won't claim to have read every post in this thread, but have loved a lot of the ones I've seen!

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    Yes @Auntie Em and @dasher, this way of threading the Absolute Strap really helps make the strap easier to use. I really, really like it - 2 thumbs up! Thank-you for sharing.

    Cheers!
    TB Ballistic Black/Iberian Dyneema backpacks and briefcases for every occasion together with my cherished Nordic and Solar Dyneema!

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    @scribe and Moose Creative Use of 3D Clear Organizer Cubes and Keystraps

    From @moriond thread Wirecutter Guide to Traveling Well

    @scribe post about "the hanging bag issue".



    "I rigged this up on my last trip, using two 3D Clear Organiser Cubes, one 16" keystrap and two 8" keystraps"

    @Moose post on her solution based on @scribe photo above and @ilkway idea, to have full access to the zippers of both bags using double carabiners.

    Last edited by eWalker; 01-25-2015 at 01:38 PM.
    So much to catch up! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

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    Fabric 3D Organizer Cube (steel Parapack) as a mini Side Effect

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    So much to catch up! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

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    On my way to Ottawa today and thence to Cuba. Since it was -40 or so in Ottawa this am (and +10c in Calgary -just sayin!) i decided not to wear my shorts and flipflops. This left me with a huge down filled coat to carry in addition to my wf and Pilot. I had an empty travel tray so I stuffed the rolled coat into the travel tray and attached it to the WF zipper pulls with a strap. Worked fine! Since I am overnighting at my brothers before we all go to Cuba I can leave the heavy stuff here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jannilee View Post
    On my way to Ottawa today and thence to Cuba. Since it was -40 or so in Ottawa this am (and +10c in Calgary -just sayin!) i decided not to wear my shorts and flipflops. This left me with a huge down filled coat to carry in addition to my wf and Pilot. I had an empty travel tray so I stuffed the rolled coat into the travel tray and attached it to the WF zipper pulls with a strap. Worked fine! Since I am overnighting at my brothers before we all go to Cuba I can leave the heavy stuff here.

    That is really clever. Makes me rethink how I can use the travel tray en route.

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    Anybody else clipping their Q-kits to the top of TSS's? After all, what's better than a bag within a bag (within a bag within a bag etc etc etc)...


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    Not a hack, but the 3D fabric organizer cube fits very tidily across the width of a MCB and adds a nice pouch/pocket as the interior of the bag is spacious.

    Also, many thanks to the person who recommended using a size 2 TSS to hold a scarf in a larger bag. This saved my scarf from getting snagged many times on my recent trip. I kept the TSS in an end pocket of the NFTD.

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    I ended up literally hacking my red zipper pulls on my new to me S19 in black dyneema/iberian. After installing them the first time, it just looked off to me. After a quick comparison, the red pulls were a bit longer than stock. So I chopped them down, and all is right with the world now.
    Okay, now I REALLY want a Dyneema CoPilot!
    I NEED to find a Medium Cafe bag in Dyneema!
    Black Dyneema /Solar is my #1 choice!
    Next would be Steel /steel, or Nordic/solar.
    Looking for Smart Alec in Nordic, or steel /steel Dyneema.
    Also looking for mini OP's in CORK and Solar.

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    The Smart Alec Lower Modular Pocket can attach to the loops that normally hold the leg strap on the iPad Ristretto:



    Want to attach a Key Strap to a Snake Charmer as a dummy cord? Clip the end of the key strap to a small keyring, put the keyring and clip through the loop on one end of the Snake Charmer, then feed the other end of the key strap back through the keyring:


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    S19 being a Smart Alec

    Side Effect riding piggyback on Synapse 19 using attachment items you might already own and have with you - wrist strap and double carabiner. This hack can be accomplished with many different hooks, straps, triangles, biners, etc.

    SE zippers oriented to the top of the pack for protection against spillage of contents. EEK! Also the zipper pulls are hooked together with a tiny nite-ize biner -- another layer of protection.

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    Top loop with TB double biner. Unhook at SE end for easy access to S19 zippers. The barbs on the double-carabiner add a tiny bit of fussiness re removal from the loop. It's secure because of the barb though. Trade offs to be considered.

    Share Your Bag Hacks/Creative Uses-synapsesepiggybacktoploop-jpg

    Bottom S19 loop with wrist strap strung through it then threaded through itself. Attach to SE. Snug it up with the plastic thingie on the wrist strap. Easy to unhook the SE from this end to access S19 compartments.


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    Dandelion this I will try out, very cool idea, thanks for sharing.
    Love the pictures too. Makes me nearly want something in Black Dynemma. But I have to say: I am so glad, that we are done here with snow for this year (crossing my fingers because we never know, what April will bring...).

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