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    Can you at least split the introductory inventory...

    Can you at least split the introductory inventory 50/50 to allow two shopping windows, more agreeable to folks on different work schedules or in different time zones?

    If itís another free-for-all...
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    Sticky: Where did your TB bag go lately

    Yes!!!

    Thanks for making good on making it back up that way, organicfarmer.

    Even when you donít have time to stop there, or stop for long, itís still a nice drive through the Door.

    I...
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    Sticky: Super solid reply, G42! Thank you for that. ...

    Super solid reply, G42!

    Thank you for that.

    I might chime in with a breakdown of what I pack in my own when I get a little more time.

    Always helpful to see how much (or not) others can fit...
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    Sticky: Where did your TB bag go lately

    LOVE IT. And you caught a rainbow!

    I am totally down for everyone out there firing back with pictures of where their Luminary 15 has traveled and, if partly or fully responsible for this new...
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    Sticky: The Luminary 15 got the weekend off....

    The Luminary 15 got the weekend off. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201102/c0f4655185e4e0d604d82f5ddbcd2ca2.jpg
    I made a return trip back to Door County to backpack Newport State Park. The 17...
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    Sticky: YES! Manitowoc has some nice beachfront,...

    YES! Manitowoc has some nice beachfront, @organicfamer! A few years back I got to spend the night at Frank Lloyd Wrightís Schwartz House in Two Rivers. The nearest Starbucks (because priorities) was...
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    Sticky: Damn, this is a handsome bag! Not only do I...

    Damn, this is a handsome bag!

    Not only do I love the combination of Wilderness and Coyote...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201026/6453330a6b89f76668ffab7fd1f326f1.jpg

    ...but my pet cat,...
  8. +1 to this. I wonít be participating in the...

    +1 to this.

    I wonít be participating in the debut day sales of the Shadow Guide 33 and 23.

    Today I have a backup Luminary 15 coming in the mail to me and that might be the last bag I buy for...
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    Sticky: Thanks, NWhikergal! Since hiking is also an easy...

    Thanks, NWhikergal!
    Since hiking is also an easy way to stay the heck away from people (which isnít the easiest thing to do in the Chicago suburbs) Iíve been keeping my six feet by hitting the...
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    Sticky: YES THIS. I actually was thinking about this...

    YES THIS.
    I actually was thinking about this exact usage! Thanks for posting!
    The next time I have a chance to grab a size one stuff sack in Solar, I think I will.


    Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Sticky: Where did your TB bag go lately

    Which state park(s) did Ericís Luminary 15 visit this weekend?
    Well, one of them was Castle Rock State Park in Oregon, Illinois....
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    Sticky: Dare you. :-) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Dare you. :-)


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  13. Experimenting with new fabrics & your thoughts on the Lifetime Guarantee

    I own and use backpacks from other manufacturers who make theirs from Dyneema, which, more or less, is the same as the 400d/200d ďHalcyonĒ fabric.

    From what it seems, other companies make bags...
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    Sticky: Customer service emailed me the invoice today for...

    Customer service emailed me the invoice today for your returned Wilderness/Coyote L15, Walker.

    Should be here, hopefully, by the weekend.

    Thanks for tossing it back into the pond and know it...
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    I use a Mini GWOP. Itís the perfect height to...

    I use a Mini GWOP.

    Itís the perfect height to fit standard size adhesive bandages, and you can unzip just the top edge for easy access without spilling the contents out.

    When you need to get at...
  16. Hard to lose that bag, or anything inside it!...

    Hard to lose that bag, or anything inside it! Makes me think if I should get a stuff sack or two for backpacking since those would stand out brilliant if dropped on the ground. Thank for sharing your...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=Blisscosity;194019] I will GLADLY...

    I will GLADLY accept that compliment.

    Thank you, Blisscosity, for making my day start with a smile.

    A little off topic, but glad we visited the island when we did. The state of Wisconsin...
  18. Enter for a chance to review the Shadow Guide 33!

    I would pack a personal locator beacon to get myself found, a hammock to lie back in, and a book to read while I waited for rescue (if this is a *desert* island, I may get thirsty, and if itís a...
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    Bumping this to see if thereís any update on...

    Bumping this to see if thereís any update on raffling bags off for testing purposes/initial reviews.

    Ironically I think my chances are better left to random chance than they will be trying to make...
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    Sorry to hear about your cat, NWhikergal. We lost...

    Sorry to hear about your cat, NWhikergal. We lost our cat back in February. She was two and a half, and only a week after being diagnosed with feline leukemia we had to let her go. We were rocked. It...
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    Sticky: Bonus points maverick for doing your civic duty...

    Bonus points maverick for doing your civic duty AND wearing a mask (which might as well be a civic duty these days, too).


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    Sticky: 2020 Wish List

    In the spirit of paying it forward, I just sent back a Small Zip Top Shop Bag in Dawn Ballistic, if anyone wanted to contact TB customer service and claim it as their own. The return should be back...
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    Sticky: 2020 Wish List

    Thanks for the heads up, Walker !

    Just spoke with Kat in Customer Service and claimed dibs on the Wilderness L15.

    Iíve been using my Deep Blue/Coyote L15 a LOT this year (Iím sure some of you...
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    Sticky: The fall colors up there were RIDICULOUS and we...

    The fall colors up there were RIDICULOUS and we were lucky enough to get there right at their peak.
    Weíve taken this trip two years in a row, now, and itís safe to say itís going to become a...
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    Sticky: We spent this past weekend on Washington Island...

    We spent this past weekend on Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin.
    Yes, Wisconsin.
    (People who dunk on Wisconsin are also people who havenít been here).
    Enjoy a few pictures from our trip...
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