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    Kirkland brand bottled water from Costco. Light,...

    Kirkland brand bottled water from Costco. Light, thin-walled, tasteless...not officially "collapsible", but you can smash them down pretty easily to make room in your bag, and pop them back out to...
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    Some types of travel aren't good for one-bag. I...

    Some types of travel aren't good for one-bag. I can easily do 2 weeks on my own in my Western Flyer, but if I have to haul work equipment, drawings, or conference stuff I can end up with another bag...
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    One-bag is about compromising priorities. Big...

    One-bag is about compromising priorities. Big water bottle, leather hat, Pelican case...those are good examples of "wants". I would afford myself only ONE of those as luxuries, if it fits. the...
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    I started cutting them in half, they fill the...

    I started cutting them in half, they fill the space between other things really well that way.
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    Sticky: Western Flyer to settling into Chicago for a...

    Western Flyer to settling into Chicago for a little work and Karaoke with clients

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    That's outright indulgent right there. Real...

    That's outright indulgent right there. Real minimalists have no bags
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    Very cool! I like the incremental improvements...

    Very cool! I like the incremental improvements on solid designs better than the whole-cloth of some recent bags.

    Regarding the main compartment zipper; this configuration looks like the PCBP,...
  8. Soooo back to summer clothes; I've been liking my...

    Soooo back to summer clothes; I've been liking my Tilley Mashup hat. The fabric is more "rustic", and I think more stylish than the other Tilley offerings. The brim can be shaped when wet, I have...
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    I think dirty laundry is a great use for those...

    I think dirty laundry is a great use for those compression bags, particularly since they will do a better job segregating odors than other bags if you have to travel with dirty laundry. Large Ziploc...
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    A private citizen may drive any heap of junk they...

    A private citizen may drive any heap of junk they like in some states, but none of the above will be the case for rental cars, they are generally very well maintained. I don't know that rental...
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    Maybe something like this...

    Maybe something like this
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    I would caution against renting a stick. You can...

    I would caution against renting a stick. You can be sure that the clutches in rental cars are abused to the max, and whoever is lucky enough to be holding the bag when it burns out gets stuck with...
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    Driver handedness is good advice for everyone to...

    Driver handedness is good advice for everyone to pay attention to, Europe has both.

    In the same vein, avoiding driving altogether is good advice, particularly with so many transit options...
  14. Screw-top contact cases, if they haven't been...

    Screw-top contact cases, if they haven't been plugged already, for toiletries. From 4 days of toothpaste to 2 weeks of Vaseline, these will work to get everything into a 3-1-1 for most trips. Most...
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    I've really enjoyed the Flexoline clothesline. ...

    I've really enjoyed the Flexoline clothesline. Just needs a carabiner on one end and will attach to anything. Easy to soft pack and no sharp pieces.
    Flexo-Line Traveler's Clothesline - The...
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    I usually do smartwool while travelling. They'll...

    I usually do smartwool while travelling. They'll dry fast, but in the meantime you're stuck walking in soggy.

    We use breathable waterproofing on buildings all the time, can't see why it wouldn't...
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    That was one of the brands I am looking at,...

    That was one of the brands I am looking at, thanks for the recc. Fortunately, I have some time and a few domestic trips to try them out before I go.
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    For context, trip is ~16 days in November, with a...

    For context, trip is ~16 days in November, with a week of a group trip in the Mideast (relatively warm and dry), followed by a week of self travel in Scandinavia (cold and possibly very wet), and...
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    Waterproof socks...?

    ...anyone have any experience with these? Fast drying, warm weather, cold weather, breathability, etc....trying to get around lugging waterproof shoes 'just in case" it rains.
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    Smartphone with a quality camera, Moment snap-on...

    Smartphone with a quality camera, Moment snap-on lenses and filter kits, Joby MPod mini tripod. I get about 90% of the shots I'd want from a real camera+tripod, and fits in a jacket pocket.

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    Air-miles are another option; You don't have a...

    Air-miles are another option; You don't have a whole lot of time, but you can often find a credit card with a big mileage bonus for the airline you're looking at for your transatlantic legs, and put...
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    He should also report the theft to the...

    He should also report the theft to the manufacture. The watches that are worth thieves' efforts are almost all mechanical, and will eventually stop running without servicing. Many of those high-end...
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    I suggest doing some basic planning, but don't...

    I suggest doing some basic planning, but don't get into too many details. Usually I just plan to the point of how many days and when I'll be in a particular place. Nothing like showing up for some...
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    Yes - A PCBP in the rear pocket (used for...

    Yes - A PCBP in the rear pocket (used for pool/beach bag,) where all the real clothes went, folded; and 2 medium packing cubes in the front pocket, where shoes, underwear, socks and accessories were...
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    8 days in Costa Rica in a WF

    Another summertime one-bag trip to the tropics; 9 days and 8 nights with family, and a little 3-day trip to the beach in the middle. Packed for beach, pool, nice-casual for evenings, walking around...
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