My name is Mike and I have a bag problem! Being an avid outdoors person, frequent traveller and reluctant business person I have acquired many backpacks, briefcases and duffel bags. Like many of you I am also likely one passport wallet away from being featured on an episode of "Hoarders"
Here is a little something I have rigged up to store all of the bags when I am not using them. Using some tubular webbing I had laying around from a climbing trip and some "not for climbing" carabiners that I found on sale I decided to bust out the ol' singer sewing machine. (For those that can't sew or recruit the sewing services of others you can buy pre made "daisy chains" at most outdoor stores that will do the same).
I doubled up the webbing and sewing a very scientific every pen length or so I ran the machine back and forth a few times to add strength. I believe this is called "back-tacking" the lo-fi redneck cousin of the wonderful bar-tacking that the lovely TB crew does in high stress areas.
Because any tutorial I do wouldn't be complete without you tying a knot, "girth hitch" the completed daisy chain over the closet bar.
Now hang all of your bags on the webbing, you can use both sides. All together the V.I.B.S. (Vertically Integrated Bag Storage) unit is holding: the aeronaut and assorted packing cubes, one leather briefcase, 2 daypacks, 1 mid size backpack, 1 large backpack, 2 extra-large expedition sized backpacks and 2 north face dry duffels with room for more!