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The Perfect, Inexpensive Yet Classy, Travel Kit (pics)

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  • Started 3 years ago by bungee
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  1. bungee

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    For years, one of my passions has been drawing.

    Whenever I travel I usually take a bunch of pencils and art supplies with me, specially when I go fishing or hunting.

    Pictured here is the Derwent pencil wrap I usually take with me.

    It suddenly dawned on me that it would be perfect as a pipe travel kit, and I had a spare one.

    It will hold four medium sized pipes, tamper, lighter and unlimited pipe cleaners. Or three large pipes Or, packed tightly, 5 medium sized pipes.

    I think it even looks classy, and they can be found on ebay for under $9 plus shipping.
    I believe it a very tough to beat deal!

    Just add your favorite tobacco pouch or a couple of tins and you are all set.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Derwent-Pencil-Wrap-Canvas-Travel-Roll-Case-for-Artists-Empty-/161738883041?hash=item25a8637fe1:g:bacAAOSwv0tVJ-MQ

    I wish I had realized about this use for my pencil wrap before getting my very serviceable, yet ugly, Big Ben man purse...

    Cheers,

    J

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. mso489

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    Nice compact little bundle for taking along the pipes. Sometimes improvisation is the way to go.

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    Great idea. I'll be sharing this one with my brothers. Thank you.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I have seen these online and thought it might work, but afraid to pull the trigger and wind up with something useless. Might be worth another look.

    "People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."

    - Bob Runowski
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    @bungee, a great improvisation. I'm sure it works well and seems very practical:) Like Thomas Edison said, "Necessity is the mother of invention". God bless necessity;)

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco."
    -George Washington to the Continental Congress, 1776
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    Great Idea, Bungee. I have a brush carrier that might work, I'll take a look at it. Thanks

    "Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Great idea, bungee!!

    Michael
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    Very creative. Thanks for sharing. I'll be ordering a few.

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    Wow, that's amazing. Just used some Amazon rewards and picked one up for a total of like $7 USD. Thanks for the idea. I might be using this more than my zip up case.

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    Yeah they sell similar ones for pipes, but they are much more expensive. Great find, thanks for sharing!

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    Perfect! What a great idea and it looks great too.

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    I'm glad you like the idea guys.

    And I like its looks very much too. It has that rugged look that we outdoors-men favor.

    It looks way cooler than my Big Ben man purse.

    Cheers,

    J

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Awesome idea. I'm not terribly fond of most of the travel pipe cases I see. They dont look very good, or they're too small, etc etc. That looks great, and it holds enough pipes & stuff to keep you well supplied.

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    Bung got one, will be traveling soon to see Sons new home in Texas and that will do just fine along with the other little bag I have. Thanks

    The Old Cajun
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    Thanks for the heads up, Bungee. When I went to the two main art supply dealers I generally use for supplies, surprise.... they were out or not available. Picked one up off your e-bay post.

    Brush carrier was just too long.

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    Thanks for sharing this nice idea.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Glad you could put the idea to good use guys!

    Post your experiences with these pencil wraps. Would like to know if you found them as useful as I did.

    Cheers,

    J

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    Juan:

    Mine came in the mail today. Great idea and thanks for the share! (Off next month for a trade show in Vegas.)

    Fnord

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    Glad you liked it Jim.

    Let me know how it works for you and good luck on that trade show.

    And do not forget you pipes!

    Cheers,

    J

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    Just pulled the trigger on Amazon. Thanks for a great suggestion!

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    I ordered one off of Amazon. It looks like a great idea!!!

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    Not as compact and nifty as this, but a nylon shaving kit from Walmart or the drugstore does a good job too, and has the advantage of looking like it contains your toothbrush and deodorant, hence is not much of a temptation to theft. You can easily get two or three pipes, a pouch or baggie or two of tobacco, pipe cleaners, a pipe tool, and lighter/matches. I have a great churchwarden case, leather from Savinelli, my wife gave me one Christmas, where I keep my pipes, but I'd hate to lose it to a parking lot bandit or baggage handler klepto.

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    As our friends from across the pond might say, "Wizard!".

    I have 2 rules that I live by: the first is, "Never tell all that you know."
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    Great idea. Looks like it works well and is nice looking too.

    My travel bag or as I like to call it, Go Bag, is a pouch that's used on tactical vests (Swat/Police/Military vests). Its referred to as Molly gear. It works well as I can fit 4 pipes in it, and several tins of tobacco, along with pipes, matches, pipe tool, pipe cleaners etc. It doesn't have a handle so I put a giant carabiner on it. It works really well.

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    I love the idea of that pencil roll. They have the exact same one on Amazon for $9.99 with free 2 day shipping if you are a Prime member. Got one ordered tonight!

    Cheers,
    Jared

    Posted 3 years ago #

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