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About lotuseater
Life Story:
Travelled for work weekly most of the time since 1996. Used to carry the kitchen sink, slowly weaned off rollaboards. One-bagger for business trips since 2008.
Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Interests:
The outdoors. Teaching my 5 year old to love the backcountry as much as I do.
Occupation:
Technology Consultant
Your Bag:
Aeronaut, Tri-Star, Western Flyer, Empire Builder, Smart Alec
Which laptop do you have?:
Company Issued Brick: Lenovo T410. Personal Devices: 13" MacBook Pro, iPad

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    lotuseater liked post by jannilee On thread : The Western Flyer & Cadet: A Tale of Two Trips
    Today, pursuing my endless quest for the perfect packing tools, i was checking out the eagle creek packing folders. They seemed really heavy so i checked the weight on the EC website. The 18" specter...
    Liked On: 05-15-2013, 12:24 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by ScottE22 On thread : The Western Flyer & Cadet: A Tale of Two Trips
    I recently started a new job (http://www.tombihn.com/forums/travel-tips/5620-input-road-warriors-family.html) that requires frequent, short trips for work. Because of the nature of my job, I have to...
    Liked On: 05-09-2013, 07:51 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Darcy On thread : Forum Rules and Guidelines
    Hi everyone, We've added this paragraph to rules/guideline #2 -- "Speaking of which: TOM BIHN only builds our own original designs and styles, so you needn't bother posting a link to a...
    Liked On: 05-01-2013, 08:17 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Miking On thread : traveling with the synapse 25 and new side effect
    I hope you took this after screening, the woman with the latex gloves is eyeing you up like the last donut in the staff room!
    Liked On: 04-27-2013, 08:55 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by Fat Crip On thread : The new Side Effect
    I've always thought that there should be key straps that should have a clip at one end and an o-ring at the other as they are really (or can be) an extension to the clips on the OPs etc. it has...
    Liked On: 04-17-2013, 06:07 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by Miking On thread : How to: carabiner key strap
    I upgraded the carabiner with a NiteIze #3 S-biner and removed the plastic snap hook permanently, here are the results: 3608 You can fit a whole lot of stuff on this biner! Keys, knives, tons of...
    Liked On: 04-05-2013, 12:05 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Darcy On thread : Introducing the: Synapse 25, Guardian Strap-Mount Light, Glowire, and a new video
    And a new video featuring the Synapse 25...
    Liked On: 04-02-2013, 09:58 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Fat Crip On thread : How to avoid the bulging bag syndrome on Travel Bags
    In a word, no. Certainly not with the cubes. In the Aeronaut I use the straps to hold a couple of large organiser pockets with business papers, before putting two cubes 'loose' on top, then my...
    Liked On: 03-14-2013, 10:02 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by autolycus On thread : TSA will allow small knives starting 4/25/13
    They'll just require certain items to be gate checked or put in the front "closet". Or someone at TSA is a fan of the movie Shaun of the Dead.
    Liked On: 03-05-2013, 09:54 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by jeffmac On thread : Zephyr review
    I own two Absolute straps...you will not regret that purchase. It must be made of helium and novocaine.
    Liked On: 03-02-2013, 09:06 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Darcy On thread : Packed depth of Western Flyer
    3414 On the left is a mostly empty Western Flyer (http://www.tombihn.com/PROD/TB0950.html). On the right is a fully packed Western Flyer. Fully packed it's about 20cm (7.8") standing up and...
    Liked On: 03-01-2013, 09:49 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Fat Crip On thread : Packing cubes- TriStar vs Aeronaut
    My favourite hotel is the Balmoral (formerly the North British). Right next to Waverly Railway Station... Not cheap, but I like the best! If you're looking for very good, but want a bargain, The...
    Liked On: 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by ceb On thread : Packing cubes- TriStar vs Aeronaut
    Very nice. Any chance of having the bag name included as well - like TS for TriStar, WF for Western Flyer etc.? That would make it easy to dig into our pile of packing cubes to find the right one.
    Liked On: 02-21-2013, 11:58 AM
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    lotuseater liked post by Miking On thread : Bag Size Flight Limitations - Aeronaut and Western Flyer/Tri-Star
    As someone who used to fly with guitars all the time I feel as I might be able to help. I don't think this should be a problem at all if you follow some rules. 1. Put all your valuable items and...
    Liked On: 02-14-2013, 08:01 PM
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    lotuseater liked post by TavaPeak On thread : Western Flyer internal pockets what?!?
    Lani, I'm happy to help you with that WF roller version if it doesn't work out for you. #takeonefortheteam
    Liked On: 02-08-2013, 06:58 PM
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