“I make an odd living selling merchandise for bands on the road. It’s a crazy, fun, unforgiving lifestyle where grown men sleep in bunk beds on a tour bus and eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for dinner. It also requires expert packing and lifehacking skills. After my first couple years of touring I was fed up with my large, bulky hardshell suitcases that required being checked. I’ve dealt with lost baggage on several occasions. It’s a scary realization when you land and your life isn’t there to greet you at baggage claim. And you might be hundreds of miles away in 24 hours at another gig. Thankfully, after many hours of research and comparison I stumbled upon Tom Bihn. I’ve made a few purchases that have changed my touring life and made it for the better. And I hope to make more in the future.
Here’s how I lived for 18 days out of two bags, without doing laundry, while selling merch and doing tour photography for Josh Ritter this month.”
Read the full post by leviathan in the TOM BIHN Forums.
Below: a photo of leviathan’s Smart Alec and its contents.