What I Carry
Notebook Battery

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I’ve changed bags which is a big deal for an organizer. The zippers were going on my old belt pack which was a pretty homely thing anyway. I found one of these Ameribags at the thrift store so I thought I’d try it out. I don’t see what’s ergonomic about it as a shoulder bag—it’s still dragging your shoulder down, but worn across the body it works like a messenger bag. A belt pack is still the most ergonomic, but not so good on my semi-recumbent bike. I added the binder pouch and that really stepped up the functionality and made me feel more secure since it has a mesh pocket for my ,000 hearing aids (not covered by health insurance, BTW). The pouch swivels around on the keysnap which really floats my boat. You can see I’m very much an analog type. No electronic PDA or iPod or what and the pay-as-you-go phone is the one I started out with and it’s rarely turned on. Oh yes, there is my digital camera which I also carry everywhere, but not shown because I’m using it, of course. I can even cram in a book, small water bottle and lunch which my old bag could not.

Packing to Avoid United’s Baggage Check-In Fee
Notebook Battery

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Everything for a skate (slalom) class, Red Hat training course (RHCSA), and a visit with some friends in Atlanta, GA. Eight day trip. The skates take up a boatload of space as does the Macbook. Neither of which I normally travel with.

Moderate Embarrassment
Notebook Battery

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The M.E. is compact and slingable, with plenty of pockets and zippered compartments such as will hold documents, clutch pencils, pens and notebook batterys. The X200 is sticking out slightly thanks to the 9-cell battery, but it’s a snug and secure fit.

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