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Whistle Sternum Strap Half for TOM BIHN backpacks and convertible travel bags

New: Whistle Sternum Strap Half ($5)

It's become an important part of our EDC (Every Day Carry) over recent years: the whistle. The classic use of the safety whistle is, of course, signaling you're in distress and need help: three sharp blasts in succession, followed by a pause of at least one minute, and repeated until a response is received. The shrill sound of a whistle is likely to carry much further than the human voice and requires much less energy. Remember, the number three is key in distress situations: a distress signal can be three fires or piles of rocks in a triangle, three blasts...

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Brain Bag backpack by TOM BIHN. Made in USA.

Alaska Dispatch: How to prepare for Alaska travel

"The complementary piece to the rolling bag is the backpack. And I'm a bit pickier with this, since I haul my computer and cameras. I like the "Brain Bag" from Tom Bihn Luggage in Seattle. It's well-engineered, with lots of clips, straps and pockets for keys, water bottle, book and power cords. Bihn and his crew pay special attention to extra padding for laptops. There are hundreds of backpacks out there, but I've found the traveling backpack is much different than the wilderness expedition backpack. Check around and find the right one." Read the full article by Scott McMurren at...

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