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  1. Enabler! Now I want one. Thanks for the idea! ...

    Enabler! Now I want one. Thanks for the idea! elisa
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    Greetings, When my windshell wore out, I never...

    Greetings,
    When my windshell wore out, I never replaced it. I've been using my rain jacket, layered with a fleece or down depending on the time of year. I'm looking to replace my rain jacket now,...
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    Greetings, I don't fold mine, so I can't help...

    Greetings,
    I don't fold mine, so I can't help there. I stow it flat in a larger bag, mostly when traveling.

    When folding any bag, be sure the zippers are unzipped. The zipper coils may become...
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    Greetings, I love your chart! With the...

    Greetings,
    I love your chart! With the different bags, the layout really determines how everything can be packed and your chart really helps show the best way to organize it. Thank you for sharing...
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    @moriond, You are AMAZING, EXCELLENT, and an...

    @moriond,
    You are AMAZING, EXCELLENT, and an absolute TREASURE! All hail moriond!

    Thank you for sharing! elisa
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    Greetings, Have you considered the Medium Cafe...

    Greetings,
    Have you considered the Medium Cafe Bag or the Makers Bag?

    For the strap issue, I put my Side Kick or Pilot on cross-body style and then put on my backpack. It stops the falling strap...
  7. Greetings, After seeing so many recommendations...

    Greetings,
    After seeing so many recommendations for Uniqlo products here over the past few years, I decided to check out the merino wool shirts.

    THANK YOU so much for the suggestion! The regular...
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    Greetings, Here's a relevant conversation from a...

    Greetings,
    Here's a relevant conversation from a while back:
    https://forums.tombihn.com/not-about-bags/10608-lush-shampoo-bars.html

    And this is what I shared on another forum:

    Greetings,
    I...
  9. You asked for blanket recommendations, but I'd...

    You asked for blanket recommendations, but I'd also suggest a base layer. A silk "long underwear" top and pant set is warm and very lightweight. Merino wool sets come in different thicknesses and...
  10. Greetings, At home, I love a down throw. While...

    Greetings,
    At home, I love a down throw. While it travels well because it can be stowed in a stuff sack, it's not really multifunctional.

    For travel, I love a genuine Pashmina. The ones made of...
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    Greetings, That is a cute print! It's nice to...

    Greetings,
    That is a cute print! It's nice to know that we can adapt and still stay organized with all the Tom Bihn accessories. Thank you for sharing! elisa
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    Greetings, I can verify that. From folding many...

    Greetings,
    I can verify that. From folding many tents in the military, I can tell you the place where zippers get stressed and fail most often is where the zipper was folded WHILE zipped. It tends...
  13. Greetings, Very cool, indeed. Thank you for...

    Greetings,
    Very cool, indeed. Thank you for sharing it with us! elisa
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    Greetings, Oh, this is an excellent update to...

    Greetings,
    Oh, this is an excellent update to the calculator! Thank you!

    I've been thinking. What other calculations would be helpful?

    • How many pairs of shoes to bring.
    • The ideal size...
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    Greetings, Lol! Of course, but "Vivienne"...

    Greetings,
    Lol! Of course, but "Vivienne" doesn't include undergarments in her calculations. Oddly, she does include sleep wear in her packing lists, but I have not seen any undergarments.

    For...
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    How Many Clothing Items Do You Need?

    Greetings,
    Over at The Vivienne Files, there is an article called "How Many Pieces of Clothing Do You Need?" Here's the link:...
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    Greetings, REI has several sizes of the Nalgene...

    Greetings,
    REI has several sizes of the Nalgene bottles. I've linked to a search results page at REI. The 4 Ounce bottle is just barely over the size you requested, at 118.2 ml. ...
  18. Greetings, At home, I use the Medium Double...

    Greetings,
    At home, I use the Medium Double Organizer Pouch to corral papers for what ever little project I'm working on. Last month it was all the Real ID papers. That's arrived this week, so I'm...
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    Greetings, The need to photograph my wardrobe...

    Greetings,
    The need to photograph my wardrobe really stopped me from getting started for a couple weeks. Then I figured out how to use the "clipper" under "import from web" and I was off.

    For...
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    Greetings, In preparation for the test pack,...

    Greetings,
    In preparation for the test pack, here's what I'll be wearing.

    Pink shirt, with both the tan tank and purple silk shirt as base layers. They are all very light and thin, so it is...
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    Greetings, I'm anticipating your report, too. ...

    Greetings,
    I'm anticipating your report, too. I'm more interested in skirts, but nice styling could temp me to get a dress. I'm not looking to buy this month. Thanks in advance for sharing! elisa
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    Greetings, A businessman took my purple bag off...

    Greetings,
    A businessman took my purple bag off the carousel and to his hotel. His bag was a deep burgundy color. Mine was closer to grape. I understand that men and women see colors differently,...
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    Oh, the clashing pink shirt and pink hat are...

    Oh, the clashing pink shirt and pink hat are actually the same color. I couldn't get the shirt to photograph true.

    If anyone is interested, we can talk about strategies to create a fabulous...
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    Greetings, Let's see if a screenshot is...

    Greetings,
    Let's see if a screenshot is sufficient to see the individual outfits. First is the bonus round: the purple silk shirt that I usually wear as a base layer makes a beautiful dressy or...
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    Greetings, Wow, sorry about the huge photos. I...

    Greetings,
    Wow, sorry about the huge photos. I don't know how to make them smaller.

    I'm back with the three base outfits. They say to make a good travel wardrobe that every top should go with...
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