Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Velcro Straps


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ISSUE:  BROKE URL 115
DATE:  July 1, 2003
TITLE: Hobo TRAVEL TIPS - Istanbul and Velcro Straps
TIP:  Velcro Straps
LOCATION: USA

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~ TODAY’S TRAVEL TIPS

VELCRO STRAPS
Fasten, tie, wrap, bind, bundle...

Packing and unpacking.
The daily chore of a traveler.
Wrapping the your world into little bundles
and stuffing it into a backpack or suitcase.

How many of you say to yourself,
"There is too much!"
The monotony of packing your bag.
Living out of a suitcase.

I have lived out of my backpack for the
last 6 years, so there are time when I wish
that I was home in a room of my own.

Most people need to go home.
To relieve the stress.

It take less than 10 minutes now for me to pack.
After I invented my backpack organizer
life became very easy.  (Tip Number 73)
BROKE URL http://www.hobotraveler.com/newstips073.shtml

But...
I still have lots of loose items.
Every item is a movement.
Small things take a lot of time.
So the solution is to tie them up or put
in containers to protect or store.
Photos from tip 43
http://www.hobotraveler.com/alg_belgium13Aug01protectbreakables.htm

VELCRO STRAPS
Take a look, so you know what I am talking
about before I start talking about the velcor straps.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/115velcrostraps.shtml

There are still lot of small things.
(The Europeans hate when American uses
the word things or stuff, but so be it...)
The Velcro strap is the solution.
Rubber bands melt, and break.
Twist ties rust.
Rope is just slow and gets knotted.

I became a fan of Velcro tape after my
digital camera broke, and the batteries
kept falling out. I wrapped it up with electrical
tape, and the tape slowly loosened. I wrapped
it up with Velcro Straps, and it was ready
to go and stayed that way.

USE FOR:
Books
Tent Stakes
Connectors on sides of backpack.
Pens and pencils
Computer Cords.
Electric
Telephone
Socks and underwear.
Glass cases
etc.

Sorry. I cannot tell you how to buy easily.
Look in the Hardware department of large
department stores. This is not a common item
and I gear shops do not seem to see a need for
items like this that really help.

ADDENDUM ADDED: January 10, 2004
I had an email from a good friend. He made the assumption
that this is just normal Velcro. I want people to realize.
This is double-side material. On one side is the soft and the
other side is the prickly sticky stuff all on one piece.
You cannot just go buy this in the store.
I think he got irritated when I disagreed that you can buy it
in just any sewing store and he was not reading my email closely.
I think about this on occasion. Look at the photos very carefully.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/115velcrostraps.shtml

Life is good.

Just another day in Paradise!
PLAN YOUR ESCAPE...
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

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Life is good.
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As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

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Article written by Andy the Hobotraveler.com
On year 6 of Hobo trip around the world.
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