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    bchaplin liked post by TavaPeak On thread : Packing cubes
    Besides the Side Effect, organizer pouches (clear or Dyneema, size small) were star performers on my recent trip to Europe. I could put smaller items (like "dry" toiletries or medicine blister...
    Liked On: Yesterday, 03:19 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by Ilkyway On thread : Hide your Pasport in a Smart Alec
    The Smart Alec Upper Modular Pocket has a secret compartment. Yesterday I was surching for a pen in that pocket and found it. It fits a Pasport or a Clear Organizer Wallet. I took some pictures to...
    Liked On: Yesterday, 03:17 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by Ilkyway On thread : Global Entry and TSA Pre ✔?
    Maybe this earns my a bit of a frown but here are my thoughts anyway: the TSA-Proces is a pain for everybody and it does not even provide the security it is invented for. And now one can get around...
    Liked On: 04-12-2014, 09:52 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by scribe On thread : Dyneema Colors
    Meh to orange (sorry, orange fans!)... Am I right in thinking that Nordic isn't a lining colour because it only comes in the heavier weight? I'd like to see a blue dyneema lining that would...
    Liked On: 04-11-2014, 03:35 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by moriond On thread : New backpack strap placement on Synapse 19?
    @bchaplin and others finding the current S19 strap spacing a bit wide, For all my (older model) Synapse 19 backpacks, dating from the version that was released in the original product announcement...
    Liked On: 04-08-2014, 05:39 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by Walker On thread : New backpack strap placement on Synapse 19?
    Now I know why my Synapse 19 steel dyneema/wasabi received in July 2013 still has its tags on! I bought it for the attachment point for a bike light. When it first arrived, I tried it on, the...
    Liked On: 04-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by tpnl On thread : New backpack strap placement on Synapse 19?
    This is really interesting. I never realized the importance of how far apart the shoulder straps are at the top mounting point. I did see from the Carryology website a guide to what makes a good...
    Liked On: 04-07-2014, 02:01 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by Frank II On thread : Global Entry and TSA Pre ✔?
    I have Global Entry. As stated above, you'll fill out the application and set up an account on line. This account is where you'll set up your appointment and get all correspondence. It's also where...
    Liked On: 04-05-2014, 05:23 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by Lani On thread : High-quality writing utensils?
    Can't believe it took this thread to page 3 before anyone mentioned JetPens. Actually, there is a large group of people who blog about pens. Top of that heap is Brad Dowdy, who writes PenAddict...
    Liked On: 04-05-2014, 10:50 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by ClaireJ On thread : An Aeronaut for Iceland?
    Just popping in with a thought on bus travel - I've taken a ton of buses (spent ~6 months traveling leisurely from Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Jose, Costa Rica, almost entirely by bus (the only...
    Liked On: 04-03-2014, 05:59 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by Vecturist On thread : Synapse 19 - inaugural voyage
    After much deliberation (re: should I spend a lot of money on a backpack vs. it's an investment) I bought a S19. For someone who is 5', it fits me perfectly (and I'm kicking myself for all the time...
    Liked On: 04-03-2014, 05:42 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by Emily Shor On thread : An Aeronaut for Iceland?
    Buses are a tough one, I agree. I'm actually going to New York City by Greyhound later this month, so that will be the inaugural trip for the new Tristar. In Iceland I'll probably try to carry the...
    Liked On: 04-03-2014, 05:41 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by readmore On thread : Perfect Packing Cube for S19
    I'll be able to try it out myself in May when I go get my new Black AND Nordic Dyneema PCSBs. And a couple other Black and Nordic goodies as well. :-)
    Liked On: 04-03-2014, 05:28 PM
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    bchaplin liked post by thorn On thread : Aeronaut Junior, Where Art Thou?
    Any pre-pics avilable? I like how the tri-star and western flyer look more symetrical than the aeronaut in this pic. I like the design of having a full-opening. Hopefully the aeronaut...
    Liked On: 04-03-2014, 03:37 AM
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    bchaplin liked post by tpnl On thread : The Orphaned Smart Alec
    Great picture of your loaded Smart Alec, @bchaplin! Similar to what you wrote, the fact that the Smart Alec is the only backpack bag in my stable that can carry bulky items (not even the Brain...
    Liked On: 04-01-2014, 06:38 PM
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