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Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 2:08:02 PM
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@mharackin: Twice  now you have posted replies to posts by antedeluvian that are apparently invisible to us mere mortals????

That's strange -- I can see Antedeluvian's posts -- are you in "Newest First" or "Threaded" view for the comments? I'm in "Newest First" mode, and I can see his comments on my screen as we speak.

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mhrackin   7/17/2014 2:05:26 PM
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Max, you have me totally mystified!  Twice  now you have posted replies to posts by antedeluvian that are apparently invisible to us mere mortals????

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Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 1:45:20 PM
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@antedeluvian: I found that a fanny pack was very conveneient until I got pickpocketed on the subway in Barcelona.

I'm hoping that my small Belt Pouch will go unnoticed...

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Re: Desirable Luggage
Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 1:44:12 PM
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@antedeluvian: As you know I undertake the maraton trips from Canada to South Africa quite often. Door to door can take 36+ hours and I have usec a smal backpack to hold all...

I always travel with two notepad computers these days (in case one goes down). I have a big backpack that goes in the overhead compartment, and my Saddleback Leather Messenger Bag, which slips under the seat in front ov me -- check out this blog for more details.

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Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 1:40:37 PM
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@antedeluvian: I always travel with a Tilly Hat when I am going touring.

I have an Hawaiian Baseball Cap, which certainly makes a statement (one day I hope to discover what the statement is that it's making)

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Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 1:37:02 PM
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@TonyTib: Is it easier to find a new wife that suites you well or a new rucksack that suits you well?

I'm not good with Zen questions. I do remember reading that if you want to know who loves you more -- your wife or your dog -- put them both in the trunk of your car for an hour and then see who is the most pleased to see you when you let them out.

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Max The Magnificent   7/17/2014 1:35:16 PM
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@TontTib: ...Many think copper gets better with age and patina...

OK, I'll give you that one, so in addition to leather and myself, copper and brass also improve with age :-)

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Fanny pack
antedeluvian   7/17/2014 1:18:55 PM
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I found that a fanny pack was very conveneient until I got pickpocketed on the subway in Barcelona. I will only wear a fanny pack now as a decoy.

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antedeluvian   7/17/2014 1:15:55 PM
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David, Max

Years ago I bought from a South African company, Karrimor, a suitcase-come-rucksack.  It opened on the top like a suitcase, and you could use it as such, or you could unzip what was the bottom and you had a couple of straps and a belt to use it like a rucksack.  

As you know I undertake the maraton trips from Canada to South Africa quite often. Door to door can take 36+ hours and I have usec a smal backpack to hold all. Depending on the route the trip may involve a 5-6 hour layover and I found the toting the bag on my back along with the restriced space in cattle class aggrievates my back. I have just switched to a back with wheeels, and certainly on the one instance that i have used it it seems to help.

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antedeluvian   7/17/2014 1:06:45 PM
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Max

What other company do you know that boasts a hundred-year warranty?

I always travel with a Tilly Hat when I am going touring. I quote from the brg tag sewn into the hat: "It floats, ties on, repels rain and mildew, won't shrink, and will be replaced free if it wears out. (Yes, put it in your will.)"


I had had mine for over 20 years.

 

 

 

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