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About ChrisG
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I'm a self-professed gear geek and a semi-frequent traveler. Used to have road warrior status, but gave that up when my daughter was born back at the turn of the century. I'm now a captain in the fire service, working full time in emergency management, and also deploy as a federal disaster responder when needed.
Santa Cruz, CA
Travel, hiking, photography, gear of all sorts
Emergency manager and fire captain for a major public university
Your Bag:
Empire Builder, Aeronaut, wife has a Brain Bag
Which laptop do you have?:
Dell Satellite (home), MacBook Pro Retina 15 in. (work), Samsung NB30 netbook, iPad 2


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  1. ChrisG
    ChrisG liked post by tpnl On thread : Horizontal Brain Cell (for 13in rMBP) in Smart Alec?
    I do not have any experience with a Horizontal BC in a Smart Alec - just vertical versions of the BC. But, I agree with you that the Horizontal BC for the 13"MBP Retina should fit as the Smart Alec...
    Liked On: 04-07-2014, 09:48 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by Ms. Ferret On thread : Side Effect + S-Biners as seat pocket bag
    Just got back from my first trip with my new Side Effect. During this trip I determined that 1 Side Effect + 2 S-Biners == great way to keep little fiddly things (earbuds, iPod, gum, pens, notebook,...
    Liked On: 10-26-2013, 08:22 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by Frank II On thread : EDC Emergency Kit
    A miniature bottle of scotch, bourbon, gin, vodka or whiskey of your choice. If you get hurt and are in pain, you can drink it. If stress gets really bad, you can drink it. If you get a cut or...
    Liked On: 08-05-2013, 02:21 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by Darcy On thread : Bigger Synapse announced!!
    You guys are going to get me in trouble!
    Liked On: 03-17-2013, 08:50 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by jujigatame On thread : Paracord pulls on my Brain Bag
    Here’s a step-by-step on how to tie the two strand footrope knot. 1) Cross the ends as shown, just like tying a shoelace. ...
    Liked On: 03-03-2013, 12:56 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by Miking On thread : How to: carabiner key strap
    Inspired by Proctor's awesome post (http:// I began looking for a solution to be able to clip...
    Liked On: 02-24-2013, 05:43 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by jujigatame On thread : Paracord pulls on my Brain Bag
    The standard pulls sent with the Brain Bag are nice but when it comes to cord I usually can't leave it alone. I've got to tinker and customize. So what I've got on the bag now are pulls in a...
    Liked On: 02-24-2013, 05:38 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by bunchgrass On thread : Smart Alec in Black/Cardinal. Does anyone have pics?
    Yes. 3359
    Liked On: 02-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by Miking On thread : Other Favorite Brands
    I have been drooling over the 15" MacBook Pro Retina since it came out, it's one sexy computer, only I can't justify dropping that much when my first generation unibody MacBook Pro is still so...
    Liked On: 02-13-2013, 01:23 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by drbobguy On thread : Smart Label on Co-Pilot
    That is pretty cool. What I would prefer to see though is for TB to stitch Okoban serial numbers into their larger bags. It's a luggage tracking system, the only one that interfaces with the TSA...
    Liked On: 01-31-2013, 10:04 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by gochicken On thread : My TB colored scarf
    I just finished knitting a scarf and realized that it matches many of my TB items! 32113212
    Liked On: 01-26-2013, 08:15 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by cucciasv On thread : New Color Option for Smart Alec..?
    Just this week, I received the same exact color combination Smart Alec as shown below by Darcy... because, i LOVE Iberian Dyneema!!! And, I love the Smart Alec's one-compartment design. I also...
    Liked On: 01-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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    ChrisG liked post by peregrina On thread : Airports & iPad
    A friend of mine had trouble with his camera. It was a Hasselblad (medium format film camera; completely mechanical) and the screener asked him to turn it on and was very confused when my friend...
    Liked On: 06-22-2011, 06:54 AM

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