What’s on your mind?

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  1. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Wait are you Gutwrench the shanker?
     
  2. Scepticalscribe, Jan 11, 2019
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    A heartfelt and profound amen to that.

    Years ago, on holiday somewhere in Turkey, my mother was examining knives in a market as she wished to buy a few good chef's knives.

    She asked the vendor whether they were sharp; by way of reply, he grinned, held out his hirsute arm, and proceed to slice off some of the hairs on his arm with the knife held in his other hand.

    My mother was sufficiently impressed by this display to purchase the knife, and it is still in use.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I doubt you’d be able to bring back knives on a plane these days.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 603

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    They can go into checked luggage. Just not cabin bags.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    They were in her suitcase, if memory serves.
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    Exactly.

    Even then, carrying or transporting large, well-honed, chef's knives in one's personal luggage would have been frowned upon.
     
  6. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Fair enough. I rarely take a suitcase.
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I always take one.

    In some of the places where I have worked, it is not always possible to buy what you need, which means you may need to bring everything you are likely to have need of, with you.
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Well my trips are usually just 2-3 days so carry on saves time at each end. Plus I have just purchased a nice roll on carry on case.
     
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    Two to three days trips, yes, a nice roll on, or holdall will certainly suffice.

    However, even for a week, I would bring a small suitcase; anything longer calls for a large suitcase.

    (Plus my leather rucksack and briefcase as carry-ons).
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Carry on and a camera bag! First thing I pack!
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I'll pack light and buy clothes while on a trip. Seems easier that way.
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 603

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    Most times I can get away with carry on.
    Blame EasyJet! :)

    When I travel with my husband we usually share a checked in bag and some stuffed carry ons.
    10 days… max!

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    Alas, some of us are not quite that well stocked in the cash department.

    Besides, I hate disposing of useful things.
    Do you just throw them away before you leave?

    Pardon me for saying so, but that is such an American way of thinking…
     
  13. Scepticalscribe, Jan 11, 2019
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    Not only not well-stocked financially.

    Most of what I wear close to my skin is organic cotton (from either Greenfibres in the UK or Decent Exposures in the US) - these cannot be acquired anywhere, are well made, and they tend to last a good while; likewise, my jackets are made by a tailor, (yes, they last years), as are my formal trousers, and my shoes are almost all - both formal and casual - by Church's (again, they last years and years). Even my casual wear is good quality cotton - from the German company Gardeur, for example.

    This is what I like, suits me, fits me and find comfortable; however, it cannot easily be replaced or acquired.

    Agree completely with @arkitect.
     
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I hate clothes shopping so much, that the thought of doing it whilst on holiday would spoil the trip for me.
    Anyway 99.9% of the trips I take are work related so no time for shopping.
     
  15. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    No. It's easier for to pack light than assume or go by a weather report. Plus, it'd be a waste to throw away new dress shirts or trousers after a single wearing.
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    I know my measurements already so it's as simple as walking into a high street tailor and getting something close and then pickup the adjustments later. I've been a repeat customer for years with some of them. When flying out domestically or elsewhere, I'll take a few extra clothes, but I generally have a good idea what stores to look and usually call in advance.

    As someone who'd be routinely sent out into various parts of the world for 30-120 days at a time, packing was a nightmare in those days. Screw that.
     
  16. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Generally its 2-3 for me. Mrs AFB gets lonely if I'm gone for longer!
     
  17. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    One thing I love about traveling by car is that I can pack as much as I want, no restrictions! I haven't taken a trip by air in quite a while and the last time I did it was for a brief stay of just a couple of days so my roll-on bag that is meant for carry-on worked just fine. That was such a long time ago that I yet didn't have all the things I would now consider absolutely to carry with me everywhere -- laptop, iPad, etc. Photo trips require a lot more, obviously, with the camera gear being the first thing I pack. A few days before packing and the trip itself I always make lists of what I'll need to take with me, what I'll need to pack, etc. On trips where I'm taking camera gear I start assembling all the accessories (memory cards, memory card reader, batteries, at least one external drive for backup, etc., and if taking a DSLR or other interchangeable lens camera, decide on which lenses are going along. Batteries are charged up, memory cards are freshly formatted, etc. I keep extra charging cables, adapters and other accessories related to the computer and iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch already in the suitcase in specific bags, ready to go. That way I won't get somewhere and realize that I've left a critical charger at home. Only after I've gotten through with organizing all the technical gear do I start to think about what I'll want to wear......
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I was very much a bachelor in those days. Don't think I could do it now. I generally find travel tedious now. Provided there's no nuclear war in the future, I suspect faster travel will become a thing in a few hundred years.
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    But then you have to deal with idiot drivers!
     
  19. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Very true, that!! You see some real doozies on the highway at times!!
     
  20. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Lens decisions are so hard! Well you need a walkabout, so naturally
    24-70 f 2.8
    Then you might see some wildlife so
    200-500
    if that's your priority, or
    70-300 if a secondary concern.
    But wait what if you see some macro opportunity?
    105mm Macro
    But then the
    70-200mm f2.8
    is too good to leave at home. But you've still got a
    50mm f1.8
    and if the right shot presents itself,
    10.5mm fisheye

    Add in tripod, lights and batteries and what I really need is.......

    A sherpa!
     
  21. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Personally, I'd rather take that moment in and preserve it in my mind rather than fumble with my DSLR.
     
  22. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    The more you do it the less you fumble! This also applies to photography! ;)
     
  23. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Ah, yes, your fascination with large lenses makes a lot more sense now apart from your interest in photography.
     
  24. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Lol! Go big or go home!
     
  25. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Go eat your Quorn.
     

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