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Thread: Tetris packing the Synapse 25

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    Rocks, Never mind my latest question of you. I must still be suffering from altitude sickness....


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    I did visit the TB store and messed with packing cubes for my S25. The best fit looked to be the PCSB. It did not scrunch up on the ends or top corners like many other cubes constructed to specifically fit other bags. It looks like I can stack one on top of another and still have a little wiggle room on the sides for small stuff sacks or an OP or two. It looks like I'm good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeylady View Post
    I did visit the TB store and messed with packing cubes for my S25. The best fit looked to be the PCSB. It did not scrunch up on the ends or top corners like many other cubes constructed to specifically fit other bags. It looks like I can stack one on top of another and still have a little wiggle room on the sides for small stuff sacks or an OP or two. It looks like I'm good to go.
    I find the PCSB is also a great packing cube for the Guides pack,
    They fit comfortably laying flat, or 3 across standing up on the ends.
    (When doing this I add a 16 inch key strap from eyelet to eyelet for grabbing ease. )
    Plus they have the zipper compartment on one side.
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    Trailhiker - your comments about the Guide's Pack always make me want one! Could you post an example packing list for yours at some point (with photos of course ? Sounds like you have a great organization system...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireJ View Post
    Trailhiker - your comments about the Guide's Pack always make me want one! Could you post an example packing list for yours at some point (with photos of course ? Sounds like you have a great organization system...
    Claire,

    I'm actually working up to that!
    On previous hikes I've taken my Guide's Pack and I have been saving up my "Russian doll" series pics showing different configurations,
    refining the "Art of the Guide's Pack(ing)" in the process. I think I'm just about there!
    In a few days I'll be receiving a bunch of goodies from the mother ship in Seattle to complete the vision.

    Hmmm, the "vision" also includes another Guide's Pack in steel. :-)))
    (Joining the Electric Olive)
    Reason?
    Yes, there one beyond the mere desire of color selection. :-/
    I usually like having my bag ready for when I go on my hikes, (which is at least 4-5 times a week)
    Although the "intent" is mostly cardio, sometimes as an artist the journey becomes more an art fest on the trail,
    So the "haul" is more "art studio centric"
    Which requires a different mindset (and list) in packing.

    And I'll never get out of the house in the wee early hours if I don't have it ready as u would an earthquake ready pack.
    (Sigh) another whole subject.

    So on that note I need to have the two options for reedy.
    (There is actually a third which involes the Synapse 25 for shorter hikes, but I degres)

    So yes, I will soon have an orgy of photos featuring the Guide's Pack(s).
    (Darcy may have to up my photo allotment when I do)

    Cheers,
    Trailhiker.
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    Wow, perfect! I look forward to it!
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    Sorry the newb question but PCSB stands for packing cube...? Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post
    I find the PCSB is also a great packing cube for the Guides pack,
    They fit comfortably laying flat, or 3 across standing up on the ends.
    (When doing this I add a 16 inch key strap from eyelet to eyelet for grabbing ease. )
    Plus they have the zipper compartment on one side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ytmlee View Post
    Sorry the newb question but PCSB stands for packing cube...? Thanks!
    Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. One of my favorite bags, and super useful. You'll soon get used to all the acronyms!
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    Perhaps we need a sticky post that has a legend!

    BB - Brain Bag
    BC - Brain Cell (prefaced with V or H if needed)
    CP - Co-Pilot
    CPF - Checkpoint Flyer
    EB - Empire Builder
    FB - Founders Briefcase
    FJN - Field Journal Notebook
    FS - Freudian Slop (prefaced with V or H if needed)
    GP - Guide's Pack
    LCB - Large Cafe Bag
    LP - Leads Pocket (maybe GPLP)
    LS - Little Swift
    MCB - Medium Cafe Bag
    PC - Packing Cube
    PCBP - Packing Cube Back Pack (prefaced with Tri-Star or Aeronaut version)
    PCLP / PCRP - Guide Pack Packing Cube Left Pocket / Right Pocket (maybe GPLP / GPRP?)
    PCSB - Packing Cube Shoulder Bag
    Pi - Pilot
    S19 - Synapse 19
    S25 - Synapse 25
    SA - Smart Alec
    SCB - Small Cafe Bag
    SE - Side Effect (and not the Super Ego)
    TS - Tri-Star
    TT - Travel Tray
    WF - Western Flyer

    The Cafe bag acronyms had me stumped for a while and I kept thinking the SE was for Super Ego (and getting really confused at the comments)
    There are no abbreviations for Aeronaut, Ego (no need ), Super Ego, Zephyr, Ristretto, Cadet, Cache, ID (no need )
    Any other TB abbreviations I missed?

    Cheers!

    I am adding new abbreviations as other forum members suggest things
    Last edited by tpnl; 03-12-2014 at 08:10 AM. Reason: Adding input from other forum members
    Zephyr/SA/BB/Co-Pilot (Black/Black/Steel), S25/WF/TS/A45/Pilot/Cadet (Black/Iberian), DLBP (French Blue), Ego (Black/Black/Steel with Indigo Stripe), CPF (Black/Indigo/Steel), EB (Black/Steel/Steel), Vertical & Horizontal Brain Cells, Vertical and Horizontal FS, Camera I/O, PCBP/PCSB/TT (400d Nordic), SE (Black/Iberian), Lead's Pocket (Black), Tall YSS (Iberian)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpnl View Post
    Perhaps we need a sticky post that has a legend!

    PCSB - Packing Cube Shoulder Bag
    PCBP - Packing Cube Back Pack
    LCB - Large Cafe Bag
    MCB - Medium Cafe Bag
    SCB - Small Cafe Bag
    TS - Tri-Star
    CPF - Checkpoint Flyer
    S25 - Synapse 25
    S19 - Synapse 19
    SE - Side Effect (and not the Super Ego)
    SA - Smart Alec
    BB - Brain Bag
    FJN - Field Journal Notebook
    TT - Travel Tray

    The Cafe bag acronyms had me stumped for a while and I kept thinking the SE was for Super Ego (and getting really confused at the comments)
    Any others TB short forms I missed?

    Cheers!

    Don't forget "PCSP-L" and "PCSP-R"

    In the spirit of simplicity they could read,
    PCLP and PCRP

    Packing Cube Side Pocket.

    When using the Guide's Pack the right or left side pockets can be a packing cube for inside the pack and then be moved to the outside middle for when a jacket may be needed to be squished into the pack.


    And,

    "LP" would be for the Leads pocket. :-)

    Any of the above could be attached via annex clips to the inside of the BB.

    Hmmm,

    "GP" as in Guide's Pack.
    "CP" ,,,,, CoPilot
    "Pi". ,,,,, Pilot
    Last edited by Trailhiker; 03-11-2014 at 04:25 PM.
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    See here: Acronyms Guide

    (credit goes to tpnl and Badger and everyone else who suggested this and helped compile acronyms)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailhiker View Post
    Claire,

    I'm actually working up to that!
    On previous hikes I've taken my Guide's Pack and I have been saving up my "Russian doll" series pics showing different configurations,
    refining the "Art of the Guide's Pack(ing)" in the process. I think I'm just about there!
    In a few days I'll be receiving a bunch of goodies from the mother ship in Seattle to complete the vision.

    Hmmm, the "vision" also includes another Guide's Pack in steel. :-)))
    (Joining the Electric Olive)
    Reason?
    Yes, there one beyond the mere desire of color selection. :-/
    I usually like having my bag ready for when I go on my hikes, (which is at least 4-5 times a week)
    Although the "intent" is mostly cardio, sometimes as an artist the journey becomes more an art fest on the trail,
    So the "haul" is more "art studio centric"
    Which requires a different mindset (and list) in packing.

    And I'll never get out of the house in the wee early hours if I don't have it ready as u would an earthquake ready pack.
    (Sigh) another whole subject.

    So on that note I need to have the two options for reedy.
    (There is actually a third which involes the Synapse 25 for shorter hikes, but I degres)

    So yes, I will soon have an orgy of photos featuring the Guide's Pack(s).
    (Darcy may have to up my photo allotment when I do)

    Cheers,
    Trailhiker.
    Trailhiker-

    I look daily for your promised orgy of Guide's Pack photos! Can't wait to see them!

    ....And your art studio centric GP What fun!

    I am inspired every day by the people on this Forum. Really.
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    Busted!

    As soon as I deal with that other recurring acronym that lands in April :-/
    (after this weekend,)
    I'll start posting pics from my collection.

    Including buddy shots with the two Guide's packs.


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    @Trailhiker:

    No worries! My intention wasn't to bust you You've piqued my interest and I look forward to seeing your set-up...

    Carry on!
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