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  1. Thread: Pajamas?

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    I pack an extra large lightweight t-shirt (the...

    I pack an extra large lightweight t-shirt (the giveaway ones from baseball games work fine), which comes halfway to my knees. If it's warm, that's my sleep-shirt (as well as my workout shirt). If...
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    Just one question--you brought 'decent teabags'...

    Just one question--you brought 'decent teabags' to London? Good thing the A30 is capacious enough to carry coals if you head to Newcastle... ;-)
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    The Imago is perfect EDC and airplane 'personal...

    The Imago is perfect EDC and airplane 'personal item.' I haven't been without one at my side since their first introduction. My steel, cork, wasabi one is retired now (cork started falling apart...
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    Greasy stains (and ballpoint pen, for that...

    Greasy stains (and ballpoint pen, for that matter) can be taken care of with Goop. It's a very mild but effective grease cutter designed to be a hand soap for folks that break engines down and get...
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    Harrods is well worth a visit even if you don't...

    Harrods is well worth a visit even if you don't buy anything to wear. (Though their scarves could tempt you...) But the building itself is a Grande Dame of retail architecture, and the food hall has...
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    I don't think the passport pouch is designed to...

    I don't think the passport pouch is designed to substitute for a hidden moneybelt. It is bulkier and stiffer than the typical neck or waist pouch made for that use. I use mine mostly in the airport,...
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    I voted, too. Frank still leads...

    I voted, too. Frank still leads...
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    Of all my Tom Bihn items, I think the Travel Tray...

    Of all my Tom Bihn items, I think the Travel Tray is the most unique and maybe the most useful. It's superb, of course, for its named purpose--corralling bits and pieces during travel, both at...
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    Brilliantly written, Janine! There are forums and...

    Brilliantly written, Janine! There are forums and blogs that I read for information, and forums and blogs that I read because people care enough and are talented enough to write well. Posts like...
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    If it is the same Cordura that was used a while...

    If it is the same Cordura that was used a while back for café bags, then no, it has a pronounced greenish note. Actually, I thought it was lovely, but if you don't care for green, you probably...
  11. I wouldn't bother with a note. Back when the...

    I wouldn't bother with a note. Back when the radiation-based scanners were being used, my doctor gave me a nice official note saying that because of my medical exposure to radiation, I shouldn't go...
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    Amy, your packing prowess is amazing! I think of...

    Amy, your packing prowess is amazing! I think of myself as pretty good at packing compactly--once I went to the Rick Steves free seminars on packing light and laughed at how space and weight-wasteful...
  13. Thread: Turkey

    by flitcraft
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    Turkey is such an amazing place--we spent a month...

    Turkey is such an amazing place--we spent a month there a couple of years ago and I've been dying to go back ever since. Best Roman ruins in the world, fantastic food, and traveling there is so...
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    Great news, scribe! I was appalled to see that...

    Great news, scribe! I was appalled to see that someone would try to palm off the damaged Imago in that fashion. My own steel-cork Imago has some damage to the cork facing--from a life of very hard...
  15. The only mileage plan that I know of that's...

    The only mileage plan that I know of that's actually gotten better in recent months is Alaska. They aren't in any alliance, but they do have a motley crew of 'partners' where you can accrue miles on...
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    One Alaska policy I really appreciate is early...

    One Alaska policy I really appreciate is early boarding for those who will not be using the overheard but putting their carry-on under the seat instead. I did that recently with my Western Flyer!...
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    Poll: Another split key ring fan here. I would never,...

    Another split key ring fan here. I would never, ever carry a backpack on public transit (especially from an airport or train station!) without using one to 'lock' the zippers. I don't worry so much...
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    Here's a nice article comparing DEET to...

    Here's a nice article comparing DEET to picaridin. Which is the Best Insect Repellent? - AMC Outdoors I'm definitely going to check out picaridin before my next trip to the tropics!

    As for other...
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    LA Fresh (available online) makes packeted...

    LA Fresh (available online) makes packeted impregnated wipes (lotion, sunscreen, natural insect repellant, makeup remover, etc.) Being wipes, they don't need to go in the -1-1- baggie.

    For...
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    Latest sighting--I was in Heathrow Airport with...

    Latest sighting--I was in Heathrow Airport with my steel Tristar and my Aubergine Imago when I spotted someone with a Nordic Pilot. We made contact, admired each others' bags, and parted--making...
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    Nice to see a shout out for Tom Bihn in the...

    Nice to see a shout out for Tom Bihn in the Chronicle. But I have to say, having just gotten back from a two and a half day academic conference/lecture trip to Spain and Portugal with my Tristar,...
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    I'm at a conference in Seville right now. I...

    I'm at a conference in Seville right now. I brought a Tristar as my main bag for clothing and sundries (I'll be traveling and lecturing for about a week and a bit after this conference). My...
  23. The set looks like an amazing gizmo, but it also...

    The set looks like an amazing gizmo, but it also looks bulky and it's pretty pricy. For ten bucks, you can get a set of four plastic sports from the Eddie Bauer website...
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    I love the wide mouth and easy refill potential...

    I love the wide mouth and easy refill potential of the Brincatti bottles. Do you happen to know what they're made of, plastic-wise?
  25. Back from my little two and a half day trip with...

    Back from my little two and a half day trip with the Ristretto and the Imago. In the end, I decided to skip taking my computer with me, though it did fit in my test packing. I figured for such a...
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