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    I have a FS for a Medium Cafe Bag and swap it...

    I have a FS for a Medium Cafe Bag and swap it between a Daylight Briefcase and other bags packs. I put a luggage tag on the FS too, so it has my ID regardless. The measurements are all listed on the...
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    The DLBC is my choice and as much as I want to...

    The DLBC is my choice and as much as I want to carry all day cross body. It works very well for a carry on personal bag along with a "onebag" backpack carry on approach. You it could be used as a...
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    And there are locking s-biners that usually take...

    And there are locking s-biners that usually take two hands. This is why I wear a crossbody bag like a Daylight Briefcase. Until I grow eyes out the back of my head, a backpack is always vulnerable---...
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    Chrome Industries makes the best one I have found...

    Chrome Industries makes the best one I have found to date.
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    The FS has a dense foam layer and several layers...

    The FS has a dense foam layer and several layers of fabric so it will ad some structure to the pack. The frame sheet is stiff plastic and has a aluminum bar down the center. See...
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    The whole idea of a frame is to transfer the...

    The whole idea of a frame is to transfer the weight to your pelvis via the hip belt rather than carrying all the weight on your shoulders. If there is no hip belt, there is no need for a frame. Also,...
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    New Balance is the first brand that comes to mind...

    New Balance is the first brand that comes to mind for wide sizes and they make walking shoes as well as running shoes and available in the EU. Trail runners are used extensively by hikers for long...
  8. I would aim for an S25 or Synik 22--- more robust...

    I would aim for an S25 or Synik 22--- more robust fabric and organization, water bottle pocket, etc. They will make to graduation and beyond.
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    Sticky: Add Gatekeeper waist belt loops or a belt tunnel...

    Add Gatekeeper waist belt loops or a belt tunnel to the Travel Cublet.

    Gatekeeper loops added to the Daylight Briefcase in the manner of the Makers Bag would make it a fantastic bike bag.
  10. The Daylight Briefcase is perfect for this as it...

    The Daylight Briefcase is perfect for this as it all zips shut. You can add the Cache to fit your small laptop or tablet or use a padded sleeve.
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    I got a DLBC to use as a boarding bag (aka...

    I got a DLBC to use as a boarding bag (aka personal bag) and day bag when also using a backpack for my “onebag” carry on. The DLBC is 8 liters and I find that is all I really want to carry all day...
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    I'm sure you can get the proportions right for...

    I'm sure you can get the proportions right for the stuff sack with a little origami session, experimenting with folding the PCBC in 1/3, 1/4 folds, rolling etc. You won't reduce the overall volume...
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    Water Bottle in a Daylight Briefcase

    I've been trying different strategies to carry water in a Daylight Briefcase and I knew of the flat flask style bottles made by memobottle. I had the luck to find one in a thrift store today in the...
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    No confusion, just maximizing performance and...

    No confusion, just maximizing performance and joy. The confusion is that minimalism is not necessarily anti-materialism and I can make a case for being hyper-[I]materialistic. Each item you choose...
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    I like a clear organizer for tech accessories as...

    I like a clear organizer for tech accessories as I can see what I'm after or take quick inventory, so in TB items, the 3D clear organizer cube would be my choice. Of course the Snake Charmer is made...
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    Small! I folded mine in thirds on the long...

    Small! I folded mine in thirds on the long dimension with the straps inside and just rolled it up and secured it with a Velcro strap. No stuff sack needed. PCBP burrito :) If you are a cyclist you...
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    Get a digital postal scale, weigh everything and...

    Get a digital postal scale, weigh everything and make a spreadsheet, or use the free online service at lighterpack.com. This is how ultralight hikers get the weight reduced to a minimum. I can go for...
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    The Daylight Briefcase is about the same length...

    The Daylight Briefcase is about the same length and height as the Maker's Bag, but about 3" thinner and all zip.
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    The word "no" spiced with a pinch of self...

    The word "no" spiced with a pinch of self honesty. We pack for fear and understanding why you want to haul something halfway around the planet is the key.

    Fashion is a major cause of luggage...
  20. Mystery Ranch has web keepers. Just a little...

    Mystery Ranch has web keepers. Just a little strip of Velcro to roll up the excess. https://www.mysteryranch.com/web-keepers

    Those little elastic hair bands will do it too.
  21. Daylight Briefcase with 13C Cache and Medium Cafe Bag Freudian Slip

    I went by the Mother Ship today to finish the accessorizing of my Daylight Briefcase. I have a Lenovo C330 Chromebook and a Kindle Fire HD8 and wanted options to carry them. Cody helped me find a...
  22. Backpack style carry on the Tristar plus any of...

    Backpack style carry on the Tristar plus any of the crossbody/shoulder bags suited for what you want to carry.

    My favorite du jour is the Daylight Briefcase. It makes a good boarding bag and just...
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    They are made by Woojin, the same company that...

    They are made by Woojin, the same company that makes the Gatekeeper clips, but I couldn't find a retailer.

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    The lesson is to never leave items like that...

    The lesson is to never leave items like that visible in a vehicle. Car prowls are a big problem in my city.

    Never set a pack alongside you while sitting in a public place, especially an outside...
  25. This is a common thing in the ultralight hiking...

    This is a common thing in the ultralight hiking world. There is a free web service at https://lighterpack.com that allows entering all your items, creating categories and getting a pie chart. If you...
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