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About mjmotal
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Former traveler who fell in love with lightweight traveling long ago. My first trip to Europe was for thirty days with a book bag. I've had a desk job for the past eight years or so but about to embark again.
Austin, TX, USA
Camping, hiking, astronomy, travel (duh!)
IT Management, ERP Systems
Your Bag:
Western Flyer (Steel/Solar), Travel Tray (Solar), TravelPro 18"
Which laptop do you have?:
Macbook Pro 13" Retina


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    mjmotal liked post by Ilkyway On thread : Smaller sized body hugging bag
    If I expect a lot of movment (having a 5 and a 7 year old girl) I attach the bag I am wearing with one of the key straps to a belt loop of my jeans. It works best with the SE because that one is in...
    Liked On: Yesterday, 05:49 AM
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    mjmotal liked post by thorn On thread : Dyneema Colors
    Any chance for dyneema in bright orange or neon green?
    Liked On: 04-10-2014, 07:15 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by kkintea On thread : Store Visit and my first TB bag(s)!
    Cats are attracted to all things TB. They're pretty intelligent creatures. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Liked On: 04-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by flitcraft On thread : Two products to make travel washing easier
    Whenever I am on the road for more than a few days, I sink wash to help me travel light. For a long time, I used the little travel sized individual packets of Woolite for my sink washing, but those...
    Liked On: 04-05-2014, 01:23 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by thorn On thread : Businessmen/women in formal attire with Aeronaut
    FFT, how formal does your job require your baggage look while at the airport/hotel lobby? I'm sure much more valuable relationship building conversations can develop from carrying colorful luggage...
    Liked On: 04-02-2014, 11:40 AM
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    mjmotal liked post by thorn On thread : How often do color selections change? Does it depend on the item?
    I would tend to think they could pre-cut all colors for the outsides of bag and insides of bags and keep them each in a ziplock, labeled which bag they are for. Then they could offer us the option of...
    Liked On: 04-01-2014, 07:06 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by thorn On thread : We're temporarily out of: Steel, Wasabi, and Iberian 200d Dyneema/nylon
    Cream (off-white-ish) might be a nice future dyneema color to consider, unless you have more neons coming our way (like orange!!!).
    Liked On: 04-01-2014, 06:55 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by jwiegley On thread : Lesson Learned
    Thank you, hamiltee! So the old zippers are the ones that basically looked "sealed", and the new zippers look more like regular zippers? If so, I *much* prefer the sealed look. My wife does too,...
    Liked On: 03-26-2014, 06:23 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by imperator On thread : Western Flyer Part II: The Conference
    My first travel trial for the bag was a 3 day 2 night conference trip to Washington, DC. With a mix of business formality (meeting with Congressmen and aides) and casual (seminars and sightseeing),...
    Liked On: 03-23-2014, 01:55 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by Darcy On thread : New Forum Rules and Guidelines
    Everyone, We've added a new rule/guideline -- see below. We believe this rule makes specific and explicit the unspoken tone and spirit of these forums. 7) No trolls (elves, hobbits and Ents are...
    Liked On: 03-12-2014, 05:55 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by Badger On thread : S25 With Penguins
    Penguin 1: Bob, what is wrong with that seal? Penguin 2: No idea. It's got no head and something has clearly ripped off its flippers. Phil, your thoughts? Penguin 3: What now? I was looking over...
    Liked On: 03-06-2014, 06:07 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by Lani On thread : Lightweight luggage scale, accurate and widely available
    One suggestion I would offer is to go to your local US post office. Many of them have those automated postal machines that allow you to weigh your package. When my husband and I were planning our...
    Liked On: 03-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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    mjmotal 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: 02-24-2014, 07:42 AM
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    mjmotal liked post by bohnfan87 On thread : My Love/Hate Duality Of Tom Bihn Bags
    I've heard of Tom Bihn for a while and only purchased my first bag one year ago. A Brain Bag with a braincell for my laptop. It's by far the best backpack I've ever owned and I love it. I recently...
    Liked On: 02-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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    mjmotal liked post by thorn On thread : What's with the (lack of) color options?
    I can understand not always having ever color in stock, but at least keep the brighter colors rotating for us! We don't all want a shade of dark.
    Liked On: 02-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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