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giuliof’s “Going Out of Town (to work) for a Week” Packing List

Forum member giuliof, who hails from Italy, posted his packing list for a week-long work trip, using the Smart Alec and Aeronaut 45.

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In the Smart Alec:

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In the Aeronaut 45:

  • 4 towels
  • 2 pairs of trousers
  • 5 t-shirts
  • 3 long sleeved shirts
  • 5 boxers
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 2 heavy sweaters
  • t-shirt and shorts for sleeping
  • 1 pair of slippers
  • 1 pair of shoes
  • first aid kit and medicines (3D Organizer Pouch)
  • toiletries (Side Effect)
  • electric shaver
  • rainproof jacket
  • folded Daylight Backpack (it might be handy if I’m going out in the evenings)

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Read more about giuliof’s packing list on the Forum.

 

Night Flight and the Golden Hour

Mason captures the golden hour with a little help from his Night Flight: “It’s a fantastic camera bag and just the perfect size. I’ve only had it for two days but I think it’s probably one of the top bags you’ve made and already a favorite. Truly awesome.”

TOM BIHN | Night Flight Travel Duffle as a camera bag

Studying the bears of Katmai National Park

Field Journal Notebook and Bears at Katmai | TOM BIHN

Carl spent eight days studying the bears of Katmai, trusty Field Journal Notebook in tow. Should you ever be fortunate enough to do the same, he advises: “If you ever consider going there I highly recommend taking as much time at Brooks as you can, and doing a little homework beforehand on the individual bears. Getting to know the actors in the drama as individuals makes all the difference in the world, and makes you appreciate just how different bears can be from one another.”

Read Carl’s full post in the Forums. See also: Carl’s blog, the King Salmon Chronicle.

In Memory of Riley, 2001–2014

Two truths:

One. Dogs show us the breadth and limitations of our humanity.

Two. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a friend.

Tom's dog, Riley

Tom’s dog, Riley

When members of the Forum learned that Riley, Tom’s stalwart companion for over a decade, had passed away this spring, they created a tribute to Riley to express their sympathies. What follows are pictures of Forum dogs, in this life or the next, along with memories and anecdotes from their people.  We hope you will honor Riley with us by honoring the animals in your life.

Sophie, left; Callie, right

Sophie, left; Callie, right

“Sophie and Callie enjoying a New Hampshire winter.” — jodel, New Hampshire

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Chaos

“Here’s our buddy, Chaos.” — GriffCouch, New Orelans, Louisiana

Faith

Faith

“Faith is a rescue dog so we don’t know for sure, but were told she is a Shepherd/Saint Bernard mix.” — Shanisol, Denver, Colorado

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“Tom, I feel for the loss of your dear, hairy friend and I just know that you will cherish all the great memories that you had together. As a tribute to Reilly, here’s three of his Retriever friends from Scotland—for once they are clean and presentable—from the left: Mulloch, Brodie and Dileas (pronounced Jeelus). I was probably eating a biscuit at the time—that’s why they look so attentive.” — davys, Scotland

Booda

Booda

“Here is my dog Whitney, a.k.a. Booda, who just recently joined Riley.  She spent her life being loved by my family in Virginia, and made our lives better each day she was here.” — luvdabags, Virginia

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Zero, left; Daisy, right

“Best wishes and happy memories from my dog buddies, Zero and Daisy.” — Missy, West Virginia

Kuiken, left; Kuiken and kkintea, center; Teadu, right

Kuiken, left; Kuiken and kkintea, center; Tedu, right

“Kuiken was adopted from Ohio and Tedu from New Hampshire.”— kkintea, Miami, Florida

Lizzie

Lizzie

“Tom, I’m so sorry for your loss.  Thanks for sharing Riley’s life with us.” — Susan M (and Lizzie), Denver, Colorado

Maggie

Maggie

“This is Maggie, an 11 month old German Shepherd cross.” — Wendyk, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Jane

Jane

“Sweet Jane.” —  BHappy, western Washington

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Boudreaux, left; Zepper, right

“Boudreaux, our Bouvier des Flanders.  We miss her.  And Zepper, who loves the Thing!  He sends condolences to Tom.” — Gulfcoast, the gulf of Texas

Oliver

Oliver

“This is Oliver. He lives in Maine and loves the snow; good thing, too.” — Moose, Maine

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Ariel, Hank, and Stella

“This is the dog trio currently living at my house. The black dogs are Hank and Stella and belong to my son; the blonde dog is named Ariel and is mine. They are all mixed breeds. Hank and Ariel are shelter dogs.” — bunchgrass

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K

“K (our Samoyed) hereby respectfully reporting for the 21-wag salute in honor of Riley!” — haraya

Titus

Titus

“Titus is looking and feeling naked without his collar.  RIP, Riley, and our condolences to his friends and loved ones.” — The Badgers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Licorice

Licorice

“This is my late family dog, Licorice. We lost her to cancer in January 2011, shortly before she would have turned 13. She was the best labrabeagle in all of Missouri. She was an expert in napping, looking extremely guilty when she knew she’d done something dastardly, and photobombing all outdoor family photos by pooping in the background. However, her true calling was snack theft. Not even a counter more than three times her height could protect pies, bread, or any other delectable treats she wanted to get her paws on. She’d find a way to snag them all with not a single crumb left behind, no broken dishes, no ripped packaging.” — capncat

Cuillen

Cuillen

“We can’t have a dog of our own so we sponsor a dog via the Dogs Trust organisation.  This is Cuillen.  He lives in the rehoming centre in Glasgow but, hopefully, someone will give him a forever home soon.” — CeePee, England

Tucker, left; Tucker with Daisy, right

Tucker, left; Tucker with Daisy, right

“Tucker, RIP 10/27/12, now with Riley at the Rainbow Bridge, waiting for us; and Tucker and Daisy.” — Karen, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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Sweet Dee, left; Rickety Cricket, right

“This is Sweet Dee on the left and Rickety Cricket on the right. I had just woken up last Tuesday morning to find my car stolen from the driveway. These two bark at EVERYTHING except that. I was asking them ‘why???’ in this photo and you can clearly see they couldn’t care less. RIP, Riley!!!” — Chiro75

Ede and his Smart Alec

Ede and his Smart Alec

“Tom, as dogs are more intelligent than humans in all the ways that count, Ede KNOWS there is a special place in heaven reserved for as good and true a friend as Riley has been to you. He hopes that you can find the place where remembering Riley is more joy than pain soon.” — Ilkyway, Germany

 

Forum Roundup: Long Live Nordic (in Pictures)

Nordic 400d Dyneema fabric has enjoyed great popularity, and now that it’s being retired it seems appropriate to dedicate a Roundup to recent Forum pictures featuring Nordic.  Enjoy, and if these photos get you hankering for a bit of Nordic for yourself, fear not!  As of today, there are a few items remaining in Nordic: Shop Bags, Pocket Pouches, Packing Cube Backpacks for Aeronaut and Tri-Star, and Travel Trays.

Nordic Family Photos:

Hollie's Nordic family photo

Hollie‘s Nordic family photo

RDR3's Nordic family photo

RDR3‘s Nordic family photo

ncb4's recent Nordic haul

A new Pilot joins ncb4‘s Nordic collection

trailhiker's bivvy of Nordic Shop Bags

trailhiker‘s bevy of Nordic Shop Bags

Accessories:

A Nordic Side Effect atop RhoFro's big haul (click here to see the box it all arrived in)

A Nordic Side Effect atop RhoFro‘s big haul (click here to see the box it all arrived in)

kkintea's Nordic collection with the Travel Tray in focus

kkintea‘s Nordic collection, with the spotlight on the Travel Tray

Pocket Pouch Linings:

moriond's Kiwi/Nordic Pocket Pouch

moriond‘s Kiwi/Nordic Pocket Pouch

dorayme's Aubergine/Nordic Pocket Pouch, with contents

dorayme‘s Aubergine/Nordic Pocket Pouch, with contents

Nordic with Dogs:

WMW40's canine buddy with a Nordic Medium Cafe Bag

WMW40‘s canine buddy rocking a Nordic Medium Cafe Bag at agility class

Darcy's Smart Alec with partial doggie photobomb

Darcy’s Smart Alec with partial doggie photobomb

Nordic in the Wild:

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maverick‘s Western Flyer, taking up very little room in the overhead compartment of a regional jet

Scott’s Side Effect for Motor + Pedal Travel

TOM BIHN | Scott's new Side Effect

TOM BIHN | Scott's new Side Effect

Side Effect is the perfect companion for 2 wheeled funtimes, both motor & pedal powered” – @scottjpalmer

The Beauty of Objects

The Beauty of the Familiar | TOM BIHN
Watercolor by Dan Bransfield.

Forum Roundup: A Week’s Worth of Pictures

 

jjpreston’s Black Dyneema Synapse 25 training across Italy: “The perfect travel bag.”

jjpreston’s Black Dyneema Synapse 25 training across Italy: “The perfect travel bag.”

 

SusanM’s Steel Parapack 3D Organizer Cube: “A mini Side Effect.”

SusanM’s Steel Parapack 3D Organizer Cube: “A mini Side Effect.”

 

monkeylady’s UV Dyneema Small Shop Bag: “Carrying fresh, ripe peaches and raspberries.”

monkeylady’s UV Dyneema Small Shop Bag: “Carrying fresh, ripe peaches and raspberries.”

 

jcrary’s Steel Snake Charmer: “A home for my RN tools.”

jcrary’s Steel Snake Charmer: “A home for my RN tools.”

 

lacyfinn’s Kelly Large Cafe Bag and Turquoise Double Organizer Pouch: “They are beautiful together!”

lacyfinn’s Kelly Large Cafe Bag and Turquoise Double Organizer Pouch: “They are beautiful together!”

 

ilkyway’s Nordic Dyneema Synapse 19: “Needed some fresh air.”

ilkyway’s Nordic Dyneema Synapse 19: “Needed some fresh air.”

 

bchaplain’s UV Dyneema Size 1 Stuff Sack: “Will fit exactly five apricots inside.”

bchaplin’s UV Dyneema Size 1 Stuff Sack: “Will fit exactly five apricots inside.”

taminca’s many uses of the Double Organizer Pouch

taminca’s come up with 10 awesome uses for the Double Organizer Pouch (size Medium). Here’s three of our favorites; see all 10 in the Forums.

P.S. The Double Organizer Pouch in sizes Small and Medium is back in stock and ready to ship.

Vehicle Documents Pouch:

TOM BIHN | taminca's many uses of the Double Organizer Pouch customer photo

Travel Documents and Receipts Pouch:

TOM BIHN | taminca's many uses of the Double Organizer Pouch customer photo

Emergency Kit:

TOM BIHN | taminca's many uses of the Double Organizer Pouch customer photo

In April’s Swift

TOM BIHN | What's in my Swift #madewithpaper

@Knit4Love (aka April’s) #MadeForPaper illustration of what’s in her Swift.

News Briefs

We’re retiring our Road Buddy Duffel 36 and Road Buddy Duffel 60 to make way for new designs. If you’ve been thinking about a Road Buddy, you may want to order soon, as we won’t be making further production runs.

We’ve updated our Planet page with additional efforts: we’re operationally carbon neutral, members of 1% For The Planet, we offer a vegetarian company lunch, and over 80% of our materials are bluesign® and/or OEKO-TEX® certified.

Mark your calendars! Our Seattle Factory Showroom will be open the following Saturdays: Dec. 14th 2019 and, in 2020, March 21st, June 20th, and September 19th.

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