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    Default Writing kit to go

    When I want to write somewhere away from home base, this is what my to-go kit looks like. It's designed for a 13-inch notebook computer, but it's perfect for notepads, stationary, postcards and postage stamps. Fountain pens of various types are filled with a variety of inks and slipped into leather Pelikan cases which in turn fit in pockets. This method has served me well for a very long time. Notebook computers have gotten so thin that I can even slip one of those next to the stationary.

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    Usually I'll carry two or three Pelikan cases for six or nine pens to have a spot for my eyeglasses. But occasionally I can't resist taking more.
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    Default Re: Writing kit to go

    I see lots of Sheaffers

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    Default Re: Writing kit to go

    I see lots of bird poop.

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    Default Re: Writing kit to go

    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    I see lots of Sheaffers
    'Tis true; my daily-carry writer preference has evolved towards Sheaffers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    I see lots of bird poop.
    Old and fresh bird poop were once in the majority, but most of those were snapped up by guano fans as my attention shifted.

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    Now I'm visualising which pens contain which inks. LOL
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    I neglected Sheaffer for the first few years of my collecting.
    My first was a golden brown 5-30 Balance that for some reason i disliked. Years Later i tried it again and wondered what was wrong with me! This pen was great! A little small, but awesome! Since then I’ve made up for lost time…

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    Default Re: Writing kit to go

    How do others carry their writing kit?

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    Default Re: Writing kit to go

    To this point work carries have included a FP or two and pads.
    If I vacation, stationery and a pen case go into a Filson bag, along with a book or two. [And a laptop for work, which electronically tags along.]
    Six to nine pens: not yet, but I'll never say never.
    Fred-do you carry additional ink? I usually do not, but once in a while tuck in a bottle when we're driving on a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
    ...Fred-do you carry additional ink?...
    Rarely. I deal with having enough ink by the number of pens, choice by ink capacity and re-filling them before heading out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    How do others carry their writing kit?
    In The Beforetimes? I traveled light. Slipped into a handbag with just room enough for a couple of pens, sheets of paper, and stamped envelopes.

    Now? I don't.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    How do others carry their writing kit?
    I carry my stuff in a Bellroy tote bag. Laptop, notebook, books and pens of course, at least 3 in my 3 cigar leather case. The most important thing is that the tote bag can be worn as a backpack, as I often travel with my Brompton bike.


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    So I found this canvas folding pen holder which I loop over a sleeve in my backpack so I always have plenty of space for pens!! One side of the pen holder folds down on either side of the backpack sleeve and it doesn't take up too much room. (Obviously I can't figure out how to put the pictures in the correct orientation)


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdiantonio View Post
    So I found this canvas folding pen holder which I loop over a sleeve in my backpack so I always have plenty of space for pens!! One side of the pen holder folds down on either side of the backpack sleeve and it doesn't take up too much room....
    If that holds pens sideways, are you restricted to full-length pens that won't slide out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    I see lots of Sheaffers
    Hi Fred.................. Dang brother A few OS Sheaffer's, one with a miltary clip, Pelikan 800?, 3 MB's, big 'ol Conklin and more Sheaffer Balances Not sure what the green one is?

    Sheaffer Balances are always under rated coming in a variety of filling systems and nibs. I actually have a Sheaffer factory 3 tined music nib I got off Susan a ga-zillion years ago. Need to send out and get tines realigned as I went a little crazy 1 day years ago Love my assortment of Balances I have acquired over the years. Still use vintage Skrip blue/black pretty much in all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingwiper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    I see lots of Sheaffers
    Hi Fred.................. Dang brother ....
    Well, almost. I scrolled up to see what they were, left to right: Balance II B stub, Aurora Optima M, Pelikan M400 B cursive italic by Richard, Balance O/S in ebonized pearl EF flex (my favorite flex nib of all time), Balance O/S in marbled grey & red veins EF flex, Balance O/S green striated Vac-Fill M, Montblanc 149 EF, Montblanc 146 F Arabic/Hebrew, Conid Minimalistica F (gone now), Conklin 4NL F flex, Balance Admiral F stub, Triumph Vac-Fill EF firm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vdiantonio View Post
    So I found this canvas folding pen holder which I loop over a sleeve in my backpack so I always have plenty of space for pens!! One side of the pen holder folds down on either side of the backpack sleeve and it doesn't take up too much room....
    If that holds pens sideways, are you restricted to full-length pens that won't slide out?
    The pens are vertical in my back pack, its the pictures that are sideways!

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    Where does one find these marvelous things?

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