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  1. Thread: Greece & UK

    by Lia
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    I spent 10 days in London with my family last...

    I spent 10 days in London with my family last summer. They wanted to take a side trip up to Edinburgh where the oldest kid did a semester abroad in college, but they decided it was too much time on...
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    I just looked at my stuff and felt, nope, I don't...

    I just looked at my stuff and felt, nope, I don't need that. It wasn't rational. I'd love to have a list of reasons and procedures, but it was my gut and not my brain that knew what to pack. :Shrug:
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    When it came time to pack for real, I couldn't...

    When it came time to pack for real, I couldn't bring myself to bring extra, "just in case" things. I ended up only with three pairs of shoes, like always. I only packed one thing I didn't wear at...
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    Sticky: PT as beach bag in Westerly, RI! 22870

    PT as beach bag in Westerly, RI!

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    Good point! My travel tray is in my "Always Pack"...

    Good point! My travel tray is in my "Always Pack" list, and the scarves fit perfectly.
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    This may be a motivation to try the 210 ballistic...

    This may be a motivation to try the 210 ballistic stuff sacks!

    Sadly, these hats are not squishable, but I could toss them into one of my many OLSBs!

    I buy most of my clothes second hand, so...
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    Okay. My vacation is next week, so of course I've...

    Okay. My vacation is next week, so of course I've already practice packed. I started with the idea that I'd pack my standard packing list in the A30 and pack the stuff that's unusual in a second...
  8. All of this is exactly my experience, too! Except...

    All of this is exactly my experience, too! Except the weight lifting.

    I ♥️ my PT !

    Also, cubelets.
  9. I have found that how I pack my PT (and shop...

    I have found that how I pack my PT (and shop bags) changes how the straps function. Pack it light, straps feel longer, bag top sags and created more space to stick my elbow through, hangs closer to...
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    I chose Mars Red (and Burnt Orange) because they...

    I chose Mars Red (and Burnt Orange) because they were colors too bright for me to want to carry a big bag in, but I wanted to, ya know, catch em all. And, yes, also because they contrast with my...
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    Oooohhhh, good idea. I'm totally gonna use this!

    Oooohhhh, good idea. I'm totally gonna use this!
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    I am PRAYING the weather makes a sudden, drastic...

    I am PRAYING the weather makes a sudden, drastic change to become a warm sunny paradise. I planned this vacation eight months ago and I never imagined June wouldn't be bustin out all over. ☹️
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    how and when to overpack

    Help me overpack!

    How overpacked is too overpacked? Do you have limits or guidelines for road trips and comfy lodgings when space and weight don't matter?

    I'm going on a five day beach...
  14. Thread: India for a month

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    This sounds amazing! I wish I had as much linen...

    This sounds amazing! I wish I had as much linen in my wardrobe as you -- cotton = swamp, and I'm gradually weeding it out entirely. The difficulty is that I never want to wear my cotton clothes, so...
  15. Thread: Paris! By train

    by Lia
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    Sounds like you're in for an adventure! When I...

    Sounds like you're in for an adventure!

    When I take my A30 on trains, I like to have a second little bag for what I'll need en route like hand wipes, medications, and my phone charger. But it...
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    Having a water bottle in the outside pocket of...

    Having a water bottle in the outside pocket of the PT is important for me, too. I found it very awkward/annoying/inconvenient to put it inside the bag; so, that was not a viable solution for me. I...
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    Sticky: In charge of commencement music today! Necessary...

    In charge of commencement music today! Necessary supplies in the new Island ballistic OLSB: 7th standard choral folders, doctoral hood, bag of snacks.

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    Sticky: So this happened today: I had to carry my S19...

    So this happened today: I had to carry my S19 home inside my L15.

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    FTR, the tibetan prayer bowl got flagged at...

    FTR, the tibetan prayer bowl got flagged at security at LAX, though not in San Jose or Hartford. Happily, I made sure it was at the top of the bag so it was easy to get to.

    But when all the...
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    For me, bras are like shoes: certain activities...

    For me, bras are like shoes: certain activities require you to have a specific kind. For the sake of minimalism, I just don't do activities that require specialized equipment when I travel.

    Also...
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    Yes, Eagle Creek. That cube has worked out...

    Yes, Eagle Creek. That cube has worked out perfectly for the L15 -- it's such a tall, skinny backpack, this weird shaped cube is ideal! Of course, if you're using the L15 as a travel bag, you're...
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    Okay, after carrying these bags this morning,...

    Okay, after carrying these bags this morning, I've re-organized with the priority on only carrying things I will definitely need en route in the PT. Goal: maximum comfort, with all the weight in the...
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    Minimal packed work trip

    From Massachusetts to a two-day seminar in California:
    Wearing a modal tunic, hoodie, blazer, comfy bra, stretchy travel jeans, socks, Converse

    Packing: L15

    Laptop & cables in iberian sz1 SS...
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    Taking my own advice: packing for a four-day...

    Taking my own advice: packing for a four-day trip, flying cross country, I defaulted to my L15/PT combo, with everything I need at my destination in the L15, and everything I need enroute in the PT,...
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    Hubby is home now. Of course I packed way more...

    Hubby is home now. Of course I packed way more stuff than he needed, especially because I was there every morning and evening, supplementing whatever he needed. Mostly it was the small ZTSB lugging...
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