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  •  Had a TSA agent teach me some packing tricks (1+ / 0-)
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    I once asked how he'd get all that stuff back into a bag if it was packed to the gills and didn't want to go back in.

    Two tricks:
    1) use the expansion zipper -- open it, put the stuff in, and then close it
    2) when folding your clothes, try to minimize the number of folds and keep the folds toward the outside edges of the bag.  Folds use up a lot of thickness and make it harder to get stuff in the bag.

    'Bout the only use I ever had for TSA, though.

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    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
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    by polecat on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:31:06 AM PST

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    •  A tip I learned for packing was to roll your (2+ / 0-)
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      clothes instead of folding them. It seems to work, I was able to fit a weeks worth of clothes in a carry on suitcase.

      "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

      by yg17 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:03:24 AM PST

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    •  who knew TSA was good for packing tips? (1+ / 0-)
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      I thought they only stole stuff.  The TSA is the most ridiculous and criminal branch of the federal government.

      Nothing but a bunch of ignorant, stealin' mooches in uniform.

      Security theater is right.

      Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 11:50:59 PM PST

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