FIELD TRIPS by TOM BIHN

Patterns. Voyages. Backcountry and front.

August 2011

Kirby’s Story

Yesterday, we posted a photo of Kirby with his paw on guardian Avi’s Ego messenger bag.

You guys really liked Kirby’s photo (we did too), so we asked Avi to tell us more about Kirby. Here’s Kirby’s story:

Kirby's Story
Follow Kirby on Twitter (yes, he has his own account) to continue his story.

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Aeronaut: ready to ship in all colors

Our Aeronaut maximum carry-on travel bag is back in-stock and shipping in all colors: Steel/Ultraviolet, Steel/Solar, Steel/Steel, Navy/Solar, Navy/Iberian, Black/Steel, Black/Iberian, Forest/Steel, Forest/Ultraviolet, and Cardinal/Steel.
The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut

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Kirby gives the Ego messenger bag his OK

New Photos of the Imago Are Up

The Synapse on Mount Poieto, Bergamo Province, Italy.

Must see review of the Field Journal Notebook by Jpenrod

Excerpt:
“I’m new to the Tom Bihn phenomenon, but am having a blast being a part of it. My first piece in my “to-be-curated” collection is the
Field Journal. My wife purchased it for me a couple of months back after I talked on-and-on about it.

We recently took a trip to Lake Tahoe where I was able to put the Journal to the test. It was amazing. I use the Journal to collect the various bits of media I like to create. I do a bit of watercolor, photography, journaling, and general collecting of interesting detritus. I really love putting these collections together to create a story. The Field Journal is a wonderful platform that provides stability and flexibility.

Here you can see the extent of my equipment that traveled in the Journal:

Must see review of the Field Journal Notebook by Jpenrod
Read the full review by Jpenrod in the TOM BIHN Forums.

Must see review of the Field Journal Notebook by Jpenrod

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Duwamish River Festical (this Saturday in Seattle)

Rita's first trip with her Aeronaut

One of the things we appreciate most about our new location in the Georgetown district of Seattle is our proximity to the Lower Duwamish River. We can grab tacos from a truck and head over to a park overlooking the river for lunch to see osprey, otters, and herons. The Duwamish River does need our help: in 2001, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the Lower Duwamish River as a federal Superfund site. That’s where the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition comes in. And this Saturday, the DRCC will host the Duwamish River Festival, a multilingual educational festival focused on the health of the river and its surrounding communities. Enjoy a walk-bike-paddle event, music and dance performances, food, kids’ art activities, kayak and boat rides, amongst other cool stuff.

Will we see you (Seattle folk) there? We hope so. It should be lots of fun.

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Rita’s first trip with her Aeronaut

Rita posted the following photo and trip report on our Facebook wall:

Rita's first trip with her Aeronaut

“Right, Aeronaut was amazing on the first trip. Was pretty heavy as I had everything I need for the next 5 days in it including pc. Still pretty comfortable to carry. Now, piece of advice for any academic travelling for conferences in North America from Heathrow: self check-in can look suspicious no matter how much Heathrow tries to make you believe it’s for your convenience. Maybe the poster tube, the boots, no checked-in luggage and only ONE carry-on didn’t help my case either, me being a girl and all…They do work on stereotypes.”

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