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    I spend a lot of time in Vancouver and am happier...

    I spend a lot of time in Vancouver and am happier without a car. You'll need on for Lighthouse Park and maybe Lynn Canyon/Grouse Mtn. Museum of Anthropology is easy on the bus. The Skytrain is the...
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    And you know I'm not on a diet until I get your...

    And you know I'm not on a diet until I get your report but autocorrect is.
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    My husband has Oakleys that are prescription. My...

    My husband has Oakleys that are prescription. My prescription sunglasses are RayBans. Not everyone can have cheap sunglasses.

    And Kshni, I'm dieting for a report on how much fun you had!
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    I have two Bellroy things I'm happy with. Last...

    I have two Bellroy things I'm happy with. Last year I bought the card pocket to hold every day stuff - 8 cards of different kinds and money. I like the zip as in Canada we have a lot of coins....
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    Who was it who described black halcyon as "a...

    Who was it who described black halcyon as "a ninja in a tuxedo"? Either of the blacks looks professional, in my opinion.
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    @walker A print shop might be able to drill holes...

    @walker A print shop might be able to drill holes and guillotine the spine off so you could use the pages as loose leaves in your FNJ.
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    I use an original Hobonichi, in Japanese, April...

    I use an original Hobonichi, in Japanese, April start. The idea that the school and business year starts in April sits well with this early April baby. No, I can't read Japanese but if I'm really...
  8. Side Kick and Daylight Briefcase - happy together

    In December I bought a Side Kick in black halcyon/northwest sky. It is virtually perfect for my needs. My old iPad doesn't quite fit, but it zips up enough for getting through airports.
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    For those who think the shop bag is pricey,...

    For those who think the shop bag is pricey, remember these words "lifetime guarantee". We tend to call the cloth bags we pay a dollar or two for "reusable" but any bag is reuseable, even the plastic...
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    We went for my son's wedding a few years ago. You...

    We went for my son's wedding a few years ago. You can get by with virtually no Japanese in most instances. We went in the middle of April and hoped to see a sea of cheery blossom but spring had been...
  11. Check the weather in Vancouver before you travel....

    Check the weather in Vancouver before you travel. Currently, Trout Lake in East Van is frozen solid and folk are skating on it. And I'd second having at least two complete changes of clothing (one to...
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    I used some paper I liked to fold a cover like...

    I used some paper I liked to fold a cover like the ones we put on text books when I was in school. Then, quite by accident, I found clear plastic slip covers for A6 sizes books in a daiso that I...
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    The storm that hit Vancouver was a weird thing. A...

    The storm that hit Vancouver was a weird thing. A young man in Surrey was killed when a tree blew over on him. Hundreds of thousands of people were without power but where my son works it was "normal...
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    I use a medium size Swell. It sticks out of the...

    I use a medium size Swell. It sticks out of the zip on my Co-pilot but it's fine in my Pilot. I have a Kleen Canteen but it leaked in both bags, seeping though to the side pockets so it doesn't get...
  15. I fravel with a folding 25l duffel from MEC...

    I fravel with a folding 25l duffel from MEC because, hey, you never know. I once brought it home full of donated Lego for a programme at the library where I work. They make great sit upons to stop...
  16. I did the Daylight Briefcase / Pilot debate a...

    I did the Daylight Briefcase / Pilot debate a while back. My EDC is a co-pilot as I don't have to pack a laptop around but I needed something for the few times I did need to take my Mac with me....
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    I always knit on the plane - within Canada, to...

    I always knit on the plane - within Canada, to England, to Cuba and to Japan - and I have never had any trouble. However, I don't take my favourite needles. I'm usually knitting socks and have some...
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    Sticky: It was great! And I had a wild bag siting! I met...

    It was great! And I had a wild bag siting! I met @manisbrett with her small shop bag, pilot & side effect. Must post those photos.
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    Sticky: Six days in Toronto

    Just back from six days in Toronto. I travelled there with my Pilot and Side Effect, with my Small Shop Bag folded up inside the Pilot to use as an edc while there. I had to use the shop bag as a...
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    The Co-pilot is quite a bit smaller than the...

    The Co-pilot is quite a bit smaller than the regular Swift, and is perfect to carry everyday. I alternate between a Co-pilot as a work carry and a Little Swift as a fun carry and find them roughly...
  21. Here in the wilds of southern British Columbia,...

    Here in the wilds of southern British Columbia, we have our own fires to contend with: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847 - I'm in that cluster of red dots and flames....
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    1. Steel/wasabi Co-pilot (work); Steel/wasabi...

    1. Steel/wasabi Co-pilot (work); Steel/wasabi Little Swift (not work)
    2. Terry Pratchett's Discworld from beginning to end
    3. As much silence as possible
    4. Slow TV: Slow tv | Thomas Hellum |...
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    Thanks for the welcome, rczip. I use Eagle...

    Thanks for the welcome, rczip.
    I use Eagle Creek Spectre cubes. A regular one fits the main compartment in the Pilot and holds a pair of trousers, four shirts (one to wear to bed) a dress and...
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    I've done two 5 day trips with my Pilot, one at...

    I've done two 5 day trips with my Pilot, one at Easter and one at the end of June. At Easter I flew, so used just the Pilot and my 3D purse. We have those little planes with no overhead bins so a...
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