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Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Bag

I've always carried a satchel. She travels with me daily, sometimes slung around my shoulder, often just by its grip. We're never apart.

Its old now, handmade of leather somewhere in England and I've darn near worn it out. The satchel is filled with my business journals, reading material, and other bits and pieces. One pocket of the bag holds a backup handgun with a spare magazine.

I bet if I search long enough I could find a piece of candy and cookie crumbs left by Little Bit. My old leather satchel serves many purposes. She's part 'get home bag,' but more importantly, a transport of my shops cash and records. I need her. Let me repeat, we're never apart.

It's time to replace my old companion. It arrived this morning.


I chose canvas for my new satchel. She's soft and will mold to my body. Plenty of room.


I purchased the bag from Major Surplus, Everest brand, made in China, of course. But, she's well made. Sturdy canvas with good stitching and brass attachments.


Here's a picture of her mouth standing wide open. I've already placed a couple of items inside. My Kindle and handgun. I shall include other items when I take her home. A chunk of Paracord, a water bottle, a lighter, spare cash for when its needed, and whatever else I can find I believe I'll need in an emergency.

Between this bag and my 'get home bag' which is always in my truck I'm ready for whatever the good Lord or mother nature throws my way.

Guess I'll retire my old leather friend to the attic. She's served me well.

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. LOL sounds like you're a hoarder - "I'll retire my old leather friend to the attic". But, there again, I, too, know how hard it is to de-clutter and relieve myself of what I no longer use...

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    1. I guess I am a hoarder, Dani. I can't see my way to throw away such a nice leather bag. It was handmade in England and wasn't cheap. I bought it years and years ago...back in the 80's I think...thanks, my friend.

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  2. i think you should keep the old bag for Little Bit...she may want to use it later on in life. or she may just want to have it. i know that i would love to have my grandfather's "day" bag. anyway, the new one is sweet! i hope it is as good to you as the old one was!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. I had similar thoughts.

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    2. I posted before I read the other comments. Weird.

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    3. kymber, Matt and Rob, great idea and I hadn't thought of it. Shame on me. It's now hers. Thanks, my friends.

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    4. Oh, that is a great idea. She'll always remember you carrying that and it will be a treasure for her through her whole life.

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  3. Sounds like my purse and work bag, only without the gun.

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    1. Becky, you should carry a gun in your purse or bag. Really, it's a dangerous world out there...thanks, my sweet friend.

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  4. TOILET PAPER...toilet paper....take a roll and flatten it. Good to start fires with and to...you know...

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    1. I do have toilet paper in my truck, two rolls. But, one in my bag...maybe I should. It's a great idea though...thanks, my sweet friend.

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    2. I use an old prescription bottle and place a couple of cotton balls with vaseline on them for instant fire.

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  5. You can never have too many bags or boxes no matter what anyone says. I especially love boxes and/or bags that contain more boxes and/or bags :)

    It's never ending fun.

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    1. True. I've a box in a closet here at home with, I think, six old military issued (French) rucksacks. I use them for an assortment of things...like a carry bag for my Critter Getter. Thanks, Bubba.

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  6. The big question is can you hide LB in it??? Seriously!!

    Here is an idea, what about giving your old bag to LB when everything is over?? She will never let it go, She will always think of you and Sweat Wife.

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    1. Wish I could, Bubba. She'd be home with me now. Thanks, my friend.

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  7. Looks like it should work, but there will never be a replacement for the original.

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    1. Oh, the memories...very true. Thanks, John.

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