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Packing [May. 29th, 2007|02:01 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

I suck at packing.

There should be clothing rental services in every major city, ala Netflix, so I just arrive somewhere and clothing in my size is waiting for me. Ideally which matches the weather, etc, which I wouldn't have to research ahead of time.

Yes, I'm lazy.

Off to sleep now... I'll awake with renewed vigor (er, adrenaline) to finish (er, start) packing.

[User Picture]From: octal
2007-05-29 09:05 am (UTC)
Le Target is often near-disposable if you just need extra shirts/underwear/socks.
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[User Picture]From: matte
2007-05-29 03:26 pm (UTC)
I liked the idea that you had several months ago of leaving sets of clothes in secure locations in key areas around the globe. Right along with identical hotel rooms all over the world that have identical cuisine, television programming, and decor to help constant travelers feel more at ease and at "home".
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From: jeffr_tech
2007-05-30 07:59 pm (UTC)
Are you a fellow mark23 owner?
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[User Picture]From: octal
2007-06-01 08:17 am (UTC)
USP 45 Tactical, getting a USP 45 Tactical Compact if I can find a source.

(I'm in Iraq, though)

23/SOCOM exists here (the real one), but it's too big; I'd just go M4 :)
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From: jeffr_tech
2007-06-01 10:08 am (UTC)
The only difference between the military and civilian version is a slight head-spacing difference due to the mil-spec .45 ammo. That and the silencer and optical aiming module of course :-). That said, I wouldn't carry one for protection either due to the size. It sure is fun to shoot though. It has a springy feel compared to the USP and the long sight radius makes it easier to be accurate.

I'd rather have a good quality, short barrel 1911 for concealed carry. Thinner profile and I prefer the single-action trigger.
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[User Picture]From: octal
2007-06-01 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was looking at the same. No one ever really does concealed carry here (I used a browning hi power 9mm for that, but haven't in like 2+ years), it's all drop-leg holster.
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[User Picture]From: eqe
2007-05-29 03:27 pm (UTC)
Such services are called "virtual closet" businesses. They're pretty expensive -- the article quotes one starting at $350/month.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-05-29 03:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, cool! Thanks for the link.
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[User Picture]From: chris
2007-05-29 07:24 pm (UTC)
couldn't you use lockers in train stations
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2007-05-29 03:41 pm (UTC)
if you stay at the same hotel over and over again, they will often let you leave clothes/stuff there, i believe.
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[User Picture]From: anilnaik
2007-05-29 05:20 pm (UTC)
God, Brad. You're pathetic.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2007-05-30 02:46 am (UTC)
Wasn't it, like, your second trip to SF where I had to take you to buy pants?
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