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    This was discussed about five years ago in the...

    This was discussed about five years ago in the forums: http://www.tombihn.com/forums/tom-bihn-news-everything-else/2539-backpack-question-shoulder-straps-waist-straps.html

    REI sells hip belts as...
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    This past September I spent two weeks in New...

    This past September I spent two weeks in New Mexico traveling from New York using an A45 and a Daylight Backpack. Flew both ways using the A45 as a carryon and the DLBP as a personal item. Rented a...
  3. Thread: Forest!

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    I've got a black/hunter (I assume, its a very...

    I've got a black/hunter (I assume, its a very deep green)/steel Empire Builder I purchased used a few years ago so don't know exactly how old it is. Its understated but a nice bit of color compared...
  4. Thread: Barcelona??

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    Montjuic Park has various attractions in addition...

    Montjuic Park has various attractions in addition to the Castell, including the Port Vell Aerial Tramway, which offers great views of the city and the harbor.

    The Barcelona subway system is easy...
  5. AddALL (addall.com) is a compilation website that...

    AddALL (addall.com) is a compilation website that can search across multiple other websites for books, ebooks magazines, etc. There are separate search functions for new books and for used and out...
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    Moose, Photos like the ones you posted are...

    Moose,
    Photos like the ones you posted are comforting. To me, anyway.
  7. To get a better idea of your space requirements,...

    To get a better idea of your space requirements, I suggest you pile everything you want to carry on top of a table or in an open top box, measure the length, width and height of the pile, calculate...
  8. The Co-Pilot will probably fit in the Aeronaut...

    The Co-Pilot will probably fit in the Aeronaut packing cube backpack. But check with the factory.
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    Unless the paracord has the same elasticity and...

    Unless the paracord has the same elasticity and cushioning as Poron, there is going to be a durability versus comfort trade off. For hand lugging moderate to heavy loads, nothing I've experienced is...
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    Poron insoles for shoes are sold many places. Or...

    Poron insoles for shoes are sold many places. Or google Poron sheet and then click the Shop for Poron sheet link. You will see listings for 12" x 12" sheets of various thicknesses.
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    The padded strap wrap is 10" long while the grap...

    The padded strap wrap is 10" long while the grap handle is about 7" long. So it won't fit without cutting it down.
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    Buy some Poron and tape it on. If you have my...

    Buy some Poron and tape it on. If you have my skills, it will be ugly but functional. If you have better skills, it will be nice looking and functional. Arrange the Poron on both sides of the LCB...
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    Frank, What you suggest is already made. They...

    Frank,
    What you suggest is already made. They are called rolling shopping bags or rolling folding shopping bags or rolling folding totes.

    Black Folding Rolling Shopping Bag w Wheels Folding...
  14. My next suggestion is to pile all the stuff...

    My next suggestion is to pile all the stuff you'll be packing on your bed or a table or in an open top box in a rectangular pile. Then measure the length, width and height of the pile in inches,...
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    No, that is not correct. There is both a height...

    No, that is not correct. There is both a height and width difference between the two I own, which the website used to correctly state. Unless the design recently changed.
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    In my smaller Navy/Solar Cadet, the ultrasuede is...

    In my smaller Navy/Solar Cadet, the ultrasuede is a medium brown that goes well with the solar.
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    At 3 pounds, 5 ounces empty the Empire Builder is...

    At 3 pounds, 5 ounces empty the Empire Builder is not light. But I've never considered it cumbersome as it always moves well with me whether its almost empty or completely full. Like some of the...
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    The Jansport looks like their model called the...

    The Jansport looks like their model called the Bhutan I used on a trip to Europe in 2001. Except you mentioned many pockets and zippers and the Bhutan has only a few. The detachable day pack worked...
  19. I recommend you buy a Brain Bag now and do some...

    I recommend you buy a Brain Bag now and do some test packing and walking/hiking with it to determine what your other bag should be. You mentioned trekking in New Zealand and base camp in Nepal so...
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    Can you post a photo of the zipper pull you're...

    Can you post a photo of the zipper pull you're dealing with? I've taken apart some of my recently purchased, thus newer, zipper pulls by sliding the metal tweezers from a Swiss Army knife up inside...
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    Two Camera I-Os in a Brain bag will carry all...

    Two Camera I-Os in a Brain bag will carry all your stuff. The Brain bag description states that an I-O will fit in either compartment so I assume it can carry two simultaneously. But I recommend...
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    Mountainsmith makes pack rain covers in three or...

    Mountainsmith makes pack rain covers in three or four sizes that they sell as separate items.

    Mycra Pac makes women's water resistent coats in many sizes.

    Canine wear I know only by what I see...
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    Cadet Exchange

    Peruvian,
    I am interested and have a new 11"/iPad Black Cadet on its way to me from the factory which I will gladly trade you. It is supposed to arrive this Friday. The only reason I bought black...
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    SealLine Urban Backpack Organizer

    The organizer is 10" wide by 10-5/8" high. According to the instructions, its meant to slide over the stiffener that is part of the SealLine Urban backpack. It doesn't have any structure of its own...
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    ThunderBolt Pros and Cons

    Interesting article with ThunderBolt pros and cons.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2286406/
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