Getting ready for a couple of weeks of vacation. :-)
Nice! So organized! I'd be interested in your packing list if you're up for it.
This post will be of little use to anyone that's bought a Brain Bag since 2003 but I thought I'd share. Just in case someone finds a vintage Brain Bag on the bay or CL. I don't know if the snap in annex clips are still available though.
Here's what I packed in my A45:
- 2 pair of shoes
- 1 pair of slippers
- 6 t-shirts
- 2 long sleeved t-shirts
- 2 shirts
- 2 swimsuits
- 1 fleece
- 1 light rain jacket
- 2 pairs of trousers
- 6 socks
- 6 boxer shorts
- 1 scarf
- 1 Side Effect with toiletries
- 1 3D organizer cube with first aid kit
- 1 3D organizer cube with medicines
- 1 size 4 Stuff Sack with bug spray and sun lotion (used as laundry bag during the vacation)
- 1 size 2 Stuff Sack with chargers and cords
The DLBP (used as beach bag during the vacation) was stuffed with:
- my DSLR camera
- 1 beach towel
- 3 books
- 1 Vapur water bottle
Finally I used the SCB for:
- 1 organizer wallet
- 1 small OP with lipstick, hand sanitizer, cloth for glasses
- 1 medium OP with some medicines and eye drops
- 1 pocket pouch with an iPod shuffle and my earbuds
As always everything was easy to pack and comfortable to travel with. :-)
It was love at first sight when I glimpsed an Aubergine/Wasabi Co-Pilot at my recent visit to the TB Mothership, a love that has only deepened upon discovering the extra o-rings and after using it as my business EDC for several weeks. Just as I was thinking that MAYBE my Nordic CP deserves to go to another loving home, I was shown again how marvelous a Dyneema CP, especially Nordic Dyneema, is for one-bag travel.
Am heading out for a week-long business trip and needed to pack business and casual wear, along with running shoes and workout wear. And also needed a business bag. Since I will be hoofing through airports and using public transpo, I traded my usual CP-WF combination for a CP-TS arrangement, and found that a PACKED CP can snuggle inside the front larger compartment of the TS in a perfect fit!
Photos are below... sorry for the awful color of the walls. Not sure what happened, but my walls are a nice subtle green (almost wasabi-like) not the garish yellow that appeared on my screen.
And here is the loaded TS, with CP, on my 5'3" frame. I walked around the house, up and down the stairs, and it felt comfortable on my back. Not too heavy and very nice to have my hands free.
My first thought was: how nice the blues pop up against the yellow ;-). I feel the same about the two Co-Pilots: the Aubergine as a Solo and the Nordic as a bag-in-bag.
Love your Tri-Star.... one day... maybee... but for now I just marvel at all the great pictures.
I may offer to 'trade' Ms Paul7575 for the Black/Iberian S19 I have purchased for her birthday should she prefer the Navy. Unfortunately for me, my luck is such that she will see both, fall in love with both and thus claim both! I have to make sure I have my tactics and patter down-pat before the 'birthday' unveiling.
Actually, it is a pre-birthday gift as there is no was I can be patient until her birthday. I am already exercising all the patience I have!
Travel Tray on duty, Sacha Lodge, Amazonia region, EcuadorAttachment 8355
An inelegant, but effective, solution to wearing both binoculars AND camera, as Mr. Monkeylady demonstrates. Attachment 8356
When he lifts the camera to his face, he does not simultaneously lift the binoculars. Taken in Ecuadorean Andes. The camera is suspended off his backpack straps with long TB key straps.
Monkeylady, may I ask you for a close up on the camera-mount you/Mr. Monkeylady build there? Is the weight on his neck or on the Shoulder Straps?
By the way, love the room. All the wood is so beautiful and the sparkle of sun you added with your Travel Tray... just great! Have a wonderful trip.
Mr. Monkeylady has corrected me (what do I know?) and says the TB key straps are attached to the harness for the binocs. With this the case, the weight is distributed through the harness. We'll take some pics in the next few days and post.
Yes, Sacha Lodge is extraordinarily beautiful and the jungle is breath-taking. A highly recommended trip, but, alas, not for very young children...jungle-eager 11 years and up, yes.