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    We just bailed on a trip to Madrid and Granada...

    We just bailed on a trip to Madrid and Granada for 3/11. I'm in Seattle where there has been an outbreak and 6 deaths due to the coronavirus. It's not the fear of getting it, but rather getting stuck...
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    There are lots of bicycle tail lights that have...

    There are lots of bicycle tail lights that have strap clips built in, which is my preference for walking at night. A hiking style headlamp works too. There are reflective leg bands that you can wear...
  3. USB C covers voltages up to 20v. Look at the...

    USB C covers voltages up to 20v. Look at the output voltage on your laptop power brick.

    The Anker multi port charger is my choice, allowing me to charge several devices at the same time using just...
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    I find that stowable bags just create another...

    I find that stowable bags just create another lump to deal with in my packing scheme. At best you might find a little gap to tuck one into, but packing them flat works every time. You could use the...
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    It will dent. You might find a silicon wrist band...

    It will dent. You might find a silicon wrist band that fits the body of the bottle and will help the grip. Hydroflask makes silicon boots for some of their bottles.

    As far as Nalgenes, they make...
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    I use an Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid for a...

    I use an Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid for a travel raincoat. It has breathable stretch panels on the sides and is breathable enough for Fall/Winter/Spring replacement of a wind shell for travel. It...
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    For outerwear, it is layering with a fleece, wind...

    For outerwear, it is layering with a fleece, wind shell and rainshell. I add a down vest or jacket for colder weather. I also take light gloves and a knit cap.

    For my other clothing, I like the...
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    Sticky: Add Nite Ize s-biners to suit. They make locking...

    Add Nite Ize s-biners to suit. They make locking ones that are great for pilfer-proofing zipper pulls too.
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    Sticky: A DLBC Grande, the size of a Pilot or Makers Bag...

    A DLBC Grande, the size of a Pilot or Makers Bag with a water bottle pocket a la Makers Bag. Focus on use as a "personal" boarding bag and use as a day bag.


    Also, a 35-ish liter 3-way travel...
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    Now, to have a DLBC the size of a Pilot or...

    Now, to have a DLBC the size of a Pilot or Maker's bag (and a water bottle pocket): the mind boggles :)
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    If they get into my main bag, all they get is...

    If they get into my main bag, all they get is dirty clothes and toiletries. The good stuff is in a crossbody bag like a Daylight Briefcase or Co Pilot in the seat with me.

    I use a Nite Ize...
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    The DLBC is a great "personal" bag. The zippers...

    The DLBC is a great "personal" bag. The zippers keep everything in the bag when its under the seat. It has plenty of room for a tablet, small camera, documents, chargers and cables and a liquids bag....
  13. Seattle Fabrics has them....

    Seattle Fabrics has them. https://www.seattlefabrics.com/Plasti-Metallica-Snap-Hook_p_402.html

    I have the good fortune to live a few miles from the TB Mothership and Seattle Fabrics too. The REI...
  14. I've used much larger bags with Duraflex hardware...

    I've used much larger bags with Duraflex hardware and never had a problem. Not only is metal hardware heavy, the finish invariably chips and shows wear. Metal against plastic is a bad combination....
  15. Yeah, I had to pay $6.95US for that CP. If it was...

    Yeah, I had to pay $6.95US for that CP. If it was black or gray, I might have passed out right there in the aisle :) I have to admit, the Aubergine is growing on me. I like ratatouille too :) Prince...
  16. Optech "Mini Absolute" Strap Hack for a Co-Pilot

    So I was wandering through my local Goodwill earlier this week and what I did I find but a Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot in perfect condition, but minus a shoulder strap. After reading through a few...
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    Throw the Daylight Briefcase into the comparison...

    Throw the Daylight Briefcase into the comparison with the Icon as well. It is lighter and just a bit more volume than the Icon.
  18. Amendment V: No person shall be held to...

    Amendment V:

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval...
  19. Cross body carry will help and the soft structure...

    Cross body carry will help and the soft structure of the bag will come into play, with it wrapping around your side in a stable and more comfortable way.

    A bag hooked on your shoulder is always...
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    There is a packing cube made specifically for the...

    There is a packing cube made specifically for the A30 end pockets: https://www.tombihn.com/collections/all-organizational-bags/products/packing-cube-aeronaut-30?variant=6900211908671
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    The Osprey Stuff Pack is my choice and doubles as...

    The Osprey Stuff Pack is my choice and doubles as a laundry bag. It has a water bottle pocket too, which was a real plus for me.

    Do check out the Tom Bihn Packing Cube Backpacks. It will be a bit...
  22. Thread: One bag?

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    I use the Daylight Briefcase as my personal bag...

    I use the Daylight Briefcase as my personal bag with my electronics and items I want close at hand for the flight and it can be worn at the same time as a backpack. It makes a great urban day bag...
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    It's a trial and error effort for me each time I...

    It's a trial and error effort for me each time I pack as the items very a bit. While it is possible to get a perfect fit with cubes made for a specific bag, I've had no problem filling in around the...
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    How about Georgia, our English Cocker Spaniel...

    How about Georgia, our English Cocker Spaniel puppy?

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  25. The Maker's Bag would be my choice. It is more...

    The Maker's Bag would be my choice. It is more secure than a backpack when walking in crowds and makes a great "personal" bag while flying. I am also a "onebag" traveler with a backpack or a...
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