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Never take your laptop on a business trip again

The quick guide to reducing weight and bulk for short business trips. I’m on a perpetual quest to pack as little as possible for business trips. My goal is always less bulk, lighter weight, more versatility and more efficiency. This is why I love my IcePlate/Vertx EDC Gamut combo, iPhone XS Max, Oakley SI FLAKJACKET Array and SOARescue Med Mag. Recently, I bought an iPhone XS Max in the hopes it would provide a large enough screen where I would not have to travel with my iPad anymore to watch movies on the plane. When paired with a small Gorilla Pod and my Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones, the iPhone XS Max nailed this mission. All you have to do is...

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Hydration Bladder/IcePlate Hose Compatibility Guide

Here at Qore Performance, we want you to get the most out of your equipment.  As such, we have have created this Quick Disconnect and Hose Compatibility Guide.  In the following post we’ll answer these frequently asked questions: What are some of the common hoses that are compatible with my IcePlate Quick Disconnect Kit? What other common hydration gadgets work with my IcePlate? Will these gadgets fit into or onto the IcePlate hose? (Note: the majority of these items can be purchased directly off the shelf at your local REI). Compatibility Cheat Sheet IcePlate Compatible? CamelBak Crux Insulated Tube  ✔️ CamelBak HydroLink Tube Kit  ❌ CamelBak Mil Spec Antidote Replacement Tube  ✔️ HydraPak ArcticFusion Tube Kit ✔️ HydraPak Hydrant Tube Kit ✔️...

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Traveling with IcePlate: Geometric Configuration and Space Efficiency

Long-Haul Travel: The Longest Days of Your Life My in-laws worked for the US Government overseas for 30+ years.  Prior to retiring in 2013, they were in Kenya for 10 years. During that decade, my husband and I took 4 trips from the US to Kenya (two of those trips had small children in tow).  The trip played out in roughly the same way, regardless of air carrier: take a 7+ hour overnight flight from the east coast to Europe, multi-hour layover in European airport, followed by 9+ hour flight from Europe to Nairobi.  Total travel time would typically be between 18 and 24 hours, arriving in the late evening in Kenya. We are economy class fliers all the way...

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The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Traveling

Frequent flyers know that having a solid water supply available, especially with the Summer months approaching fast, is going to become even more important. Performance isn’t just about exercise and physically demanding jobs, most business travelers have important meetings as soon as they land. Given the strict environment that is a modern airplane behind TSA security let’s discuss some of the best options for hydration on a plane.

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