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  1. I use them on all of my bags. I have them on both...

    I use them on all of my bags. I have them on both my Empire Builder and Aeronaut woven through the metal tab in the same fashion as shown on marytattoo's photo above. I find this makes it easier to...
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    I noticed this too and was wondering if it was...

    I noticed this too and was wondering if it was maybe slipping away into the night. I have it in navy and love it - glad I got an extra side pouch (I originally bought one side pouch and one Lead's) a...
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    One thing I always find helpful in addition to a...

    One thing I always find helpful in addition to a flashlight (or instead of to keep small) is a headlamp. In an emergency setting, having both hands free may be critical and many modern headlamps put...
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    So I finally took the plunge and heat anodized my...

    So I finally took the plunge and heat anodized my titanium pen - something I've been toying with doing since I bought it. I have to say, I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out.

    Before - this is...
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    I'm hoping for something for the Guide's Pack...

    I'm hoping for something for the Guide's Pack akin to ideas that have been posted here and the new Brain Bag one. Though given the dwindling color selections for the GP I'm wondering if it's heading...
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    I just finished this too - great book! Also just...

    I just finished this too - great book! Also just finished "Apollo 13" (formerly "Lost Moon") by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. Yes, you're sensing a theme. :cool:
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    It is - almost TOO serious. It's very easy to...

    It is - almost TOO serious. It's very easy to overpack it, and I've struggled to keep the weight and size down balancing what I'm supposed to carry per our deployment guidelines and what's practical...
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    Embassy Pen from CountyComm, which uses the...

    Embassy Pen from CountyComm, which uses the Fisher Space Pen refills. I carry a titanium one at work and have a couple of the regular ones in various colors stashed different places (bags, truck,...
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    I have one and use it as a toiletry kit for...

    I have one and use it as a toiletry kit for camping. The mesh sides work well for letting things dry out and the carry loop is big enough to hang over a door knob. It would work well for what you're...
  10. Just posted this in another thread, but I have a...

    Just posted this in another thread, but I have a Camelback Thermobak 3L clipped into my Guide's Pack. There are D-rings on each shoulder of the Thermobak which match up nicely with the two O-rings at...
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    I used a couple different Lands End Square Rigger...

    I used a couple different Lands End Square Rigger bags for many years early in my career. I had one of the basic ones (very similar in design/size to the Founder's Briefcase) at first and then...
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    I added Web Dominators to my Guide's Pack for the...

    I added Web Dominators to my Guide's Pack for the straps which pull down the top flap. When those are cinched down, there's a lot of excess, so the WDs help keep the straps from dangling. I also...
  13. Thread: UPS Delivery?

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    Actually, I get stuff early from UPS all the...

    Actually, I get stuff early from UPS all the time. I check tracking info pretty regularly, so I see when my package is up at the main distribution center in South San Francisco and it's almost always...
  14. Thread: New Apple Stuff

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    We just upgraded our phones at work from 4s - one...

    We just upgraded our phones at work from 4s - one co-worker and I got regular 6s and the other got a 6 Plus. We're still waiting on the 6s (backordered) but the 6 Plus came in last week. All I can...
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    Sticky: Got my Guide's Pack this morning and love it so...

    Got my Guide's Pack this morning and love it so far. Spent a bit of time getting all the pull cords tied on as I wanted. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll be setting up the Lead's Pocket as a...
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    I grew up going to Disneyland at least once or...

    I grew up going to Disneyland at least once or twice and year and my wife and I had season passes when we were dating and first married, so I've spent a lot of time there over the years.

    Compared...
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    Sticky: Got the shipping notice this morning!

    Got the shipping notice this morning!
  18. Thread: New Apple Stuff

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    I'd bow, but that's dangerous in a kilt. :o

    I'd bow, but that's dangerous in a kilt. :o
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    Quite welcome. Casual kilts have gotten more...

    Quite welcome. Casual kilts have gotten more popular here in the past few years. There are several manufacturers of "utility kilts" including Utili-Kilts and others that are making non-tartan...
  20. Thread: New Apple Stuff

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    The traditional kilt is a male garment. The...

    The traditional kilt is a male garment. The original filleadh mhr - the great kilt - was worn by Scottish men and boys starting in the 1500s. This was essentially just a large piece of tartan cloth...
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    Sticky: Well, I have both TB anticipation and camping...

    Well, I have both TB anticipation and camping anticipation. Ordered a Guide's Pack in navy along with a couple more stuff sacks (including what may end up being my only item in solar) and some other...
  22. Thread: New Apple Stuff

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    Here you go. The sporran is the Nylon Cargo...

    Here you go. The sporran is the Nylon Cargo Sporran from Stillwater Kilts - they used to refer to this as the "Nightstalker" sporran, but changed the name a year or so ago. It's made out of a...
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    I haven't looked too closely at how the...

    I haven't looked too closely at how the dimensions of the A30 compare to the A45, but I just tried my #2 stuff sack in my A45. It looks like two of them would fit well in this bag, but not so sure...
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    I have both a 15" rMBP at work and a 13" rMBP at...

    I have both a 15" rMBP at work and a 13" rMBP at home. Both are significantly lighter than my old Toshiba clunker, so I guess it's all relative - they both seem pretty portable to me. I like the 13"...
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    So am I the only one who now has an urge to see a...

    So am I the only one who now has an urge to see a TB sporran? :cool: I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to my highland garb, but I do have a nylon sporran to go with the more modern...
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