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My longest travel to date is a 7-month RTW trip — carrying a 28L day pack with total pack weight of 10-11 lbs. And I had everything that I needed.Apr 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm #1864466
"Maybe someday when COACH brand makes UL purses, they will want one.".
Coach already does. And women do want them. Ultra Luxe purses. :)Apr 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm #1864472
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
"My longest travel to date is a 7-month RTW trip — carrying a 28L day pack with total pack weight of 10-11 lbs. And I had everything that I needed."
Ben, a world tour of nudist camps doesn't count ;)
I loved that story about getting shaken down by the authorities because you were carrying so little.Apr 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm #1864510
Thanks, Dale. Except I wore CLEAN clothes every day! Yeah, the Israelis at the border were very hesitant about letting me in… they interrogated me for a good 45 minutes — while letting in a slew of Palestinians!!Apr 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm #1864511
Well…you are a man so that is why you don't get it! I carry many things I wouldn't while backpacking! Heck, I carry my iPad even….
My purse is an REI backpack purse so has oodles of room. With 3 kids and a husband I often am carrying my things AND theirs. Don't tell me you married guys haven't whined till you got the wife to carry your things!Apr 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm #1864517
"they interrogated me for a good 45 minutes — while letting in a slew of Palestinians!!"
Meaning?Apr 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm #1864535
I ain't married, but I do remember growing up… I never carried change or keys or tissues,… — cause mom's got everything in her purse! So yeah, you have a point there.
OTOH, since my folks retired and lived on their own — I notice that my dad is now the one who's carrying stuff for my mom! She just asks, and he pulls them out from his man pockets, whatever she needs! :)Apr 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm #1864536
It's a shame that in this country, men are ridiculed for carrying a "murse" or manbag. They can be quite useful!
(but please, no fanny packs. Those are just wrong. :)Apr 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm #1864539Apr 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm #1864540
But Travis you can get a fanny pack that is also a holster.
It's a field bag.Apr 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm #1864583
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@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
My Mom and sisters carry very little in small fanny packs. Some of my girlfriend carried everything but the kitchen sink in their purses. Basically lt's like guys with 3 to 6 inch thick exploding wallets with all kinds of crap in it.
TerryApr 7, 2012 at 8:06 am #1864684
I am really laughing. You guys are pretty clueless about many women. Their purse IS their life. Some carry all their makeup, full size tubes of creams/lotions, hair brushes, etc.
And honestly? Why does it matter if they do? It doesn't hurt you all :-PApr 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm #1865163
Big boobs also cause shoulder/back pain. Just sayin'…lol.
My other purse is a http://coronadoleather.com/c-193055-handbags.html – if you want a HEAVY purse I think that tops it ;-) Although it protects itself…hah.Apr 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm #1865489
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I guess some of you men need more Married 101 coaching.
My wife has some of those designer purses. I don't ask what they cost and she doesn't ask what my gear costs. But I suspect a couple cost more than my McHale's combined :)
If she cannot find something quickly, like her keys or wallet, I keep my trap shut and am patient. No, she does not have stuff like screw drivers, a multi-tool, pocket knife, pliers, scissors, or spare parts. And I don't recommend any additions to deletions to her purse contents. She carries what she wants and needs, not what I think should be in there. To be honest I never look inside, none of my business. I probably wouldn't know what the majority of the stuff is anyway.
And we have never had an argument of any kind.
Life is good.
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