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  1. 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. ...
  6. 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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    Over 50 Outfits in One Bag

    Greetings,
    I've been using the Stylebook app for just over a year now. I've been experimenting with the wear one, pack two outfits method. It's been interesting. Merino wool makes it much easier...
  15. Greetings, May I ask what the temperature was? ...

    Greetings,
    May I ask what the temperature was? I'm looking at the sheets on the bed thinking I'd be cold. Did they provide blankets? Of course, I'm in Alaska, so we are expecting snow tonight so...
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    Greetings, Here's a few ideas that I hope to be...

    Greetings,
    Here's a few ideas that I hope to be doing this month.

    1. Language classes to learn or brush up on a foreign language.
    2. Trip planning. I'm working on an itinerary for next year....
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    Greetings, I love the concept of convertible...

    Greetings,
    I love the concept of convertible clothing. However, as a typical person of the female persuasion, I wear a bra. I was raised to believe that visible undergarments, like bra straps, are...
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    Greetings, I have both and I much prefer the...

    Greetings,
    I have both and I much prefer the attachment points on the ends from the old style.

    The attachment points on the sides get in my way. Because of that, I don't use the new bags, I...
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    Thank you for sharing! I'll check it out. elisa

    Thank you for sharing! I'll check it out. elisa
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    Greetings, I had a water bottle malfunction dump...

    Greetings,
    I had a water bottle malfunction dump all the water into the inside of my Synapse25. The inside of the entire bag was wet and the lower front pocket was damp. My camera was ruined, but...
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    Greetings, I have a couple of bags where the...

    Greetings,
    I have a couple of bags where the metal zipper pulls have been removed. In theory I have no objection to this. As it turns out, in actual use I can't abide it.

    The pulls have been...
  22. Greetings, I find that liquids travel well in a...

    Greetings,
    I find that liquids travel well in a contact lens case. An added benefit is that contact lens cases are usually leak-proof. The containers liquid makeup is packaged in is rarely rated to...
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    Greetings, It's "95 paracord". The VERY thin...

    Greetings,
    It's "95 paracord". The VERY thin stuff, just like the cord that comes with the Tom Bihn zipper pulls.

    Moriond, thanks for catching that. I meant to include it! elisa
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    Greetings, Here is the Cobra Knot version. I...

    Greetings,
    Here is the Cobra Knot version. I used 15 inches of paracord, the thinner/smaller stuff.

    Thread the zipper pull like this:

    23398

    And snug it up tight:

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    If you can wait, I'll have photos. I'm busy...

    If you can wait, I'll have photos. I'm busy today, but I've got the knots and the zipper pull parts all sorted. If anyone wants to try a challenging one, a Matthew Walker Knot will work, too. elisa
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