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Too much to choose from and between !!**!!

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 5:11 pm

Life was so much easier when I was younger and only had 1 of anything. Packing for Monday and I have too many choices, 3 rucksacks 5 mattresses 3 winter sleeping bags plus another full Arctic system
I just counted 7 pot sets [ but only 5 stoves, 2 of which don't count because they are DIY cat and super-cat stoves] and more cups and mugs than I care to count. At least choosing a tent was easy enough The new lavvu plus a bivvy and small tarp
I'm not really sure how I came to have so much stuff, maybe this is why I have no money tho
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Re: Too much to choose from and between !!**!!

Postby Warin » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 6:42 pm

Moondog55 wrote:Life was so much easier when I was younger and only had 1 of anything.
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I'm not really sure how I came to have so much stuff, maybe this is why I have no money tho


Yep. Money is the source of it. "Less is more" say some.

One of my Grandfathers moved house yearly.
The kids had to pack their own stuff. By moving yearly stuff got thrown out .. yearly. You got a fresh room to organise things.

I too need to throw stuff out, but as an ex-colleague says .. a week after you throw it away you will want it...
I am making good use of the council libraries now - saves finding another bookcase .. I have too many books and magazines now. Maps I don't count ... and there are a few of them! I should check if I have scanned them and put those into a 'disposable' pile?
There should be a library for this stuff... a backpack library? Humm I draw the line at thermals, shoes and boots .. they wear out too quickly anyway.
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Re: Too much to choose from and between !!**!!

Postby north-north-west » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 7:22 pm

1) There is no such thing as 'too much'' bushwalking gear.

2) But the memories . . .
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Postby jobell » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 10:05 pm

Moondog55 wrote:I'm not really sure how I came to have so much stuff, maybe this is why I have no money tho


I too suffer from the "too much gear, not enough money" problem... and still I research new kit. It's my only weakness, apart from Old Gold Jamaican Rum'N'Raisin chocolate....
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Re: Too much to choose from and between !!**!!

Postby ChrisJHC » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 8:33 am

There are two conflicting rules you have to apply:

1. The number of (insert name of gear here) you need is the number you currently have plus one.

2. The number of (insert name of gear here) you need is the number where your partner leaves you minus one.


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Postby Warin » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 8:46 am

jobell wrote:
Moondog55 wrote:I'm not really sure how I came to have so much stuff, maybe this is why I have no money tho

It's my only weakness, apart from Old Gold Jamaican Rum'N'Raisin chocolate....


Just bought a block of Old Gold Jamaican Rum'N'Raisin, I like it too much ... so I only buy it when it is on special or for a special occasion ... it is on special at my local Coles store.

ChrisJHC wrote:There are two conflicting rules you have to apply:

1. The number of (insert name of gear here) you need is the number you currently have plus one.

2. The number of (insert name of gear here) you need is the number where your partner leaves you minus one.


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For rule 2 there is 'off site storage', commercial, family or friends.
Unfortunately rule 1 is a constant, with progression of equipment and changes of trip conditions.
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Postby GPSGuided » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 1:12 pm

Moondog55 wrote:Life was so much easier when I was younger and only had 1 of anything. Packing for Monday and I have too many choices, 3 rucksacks 5 mattresses 3 winter sleeping bags plus another full Arctic system...

How right, while when I was young, even having 1 of something is a rarity. Just have to make do a lot of the time. These days, it's being able to find that n+1 item that you have and want. Where the fxxx is it? Memory loss along with storage issues. :roll:
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Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 25 Jul, 2018 6:56 pm

jobell wrote:
Moondog55 wrote:I'm not really sure how I came to have so much stuff, maybe this is why I have no money tho


I too suffer from the "too much gear, not enough money" problem... and still I research new kit. It's my only weakness, apart from Old Gold Jamaican Rum'N'Raisin chocolate....
Think that describes many of us. Lol
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Postby Moondog55 » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 10:51 am

I must start going through all my gear. I think a serious destash is in order. There may be some bargains coming soon for people needing gear, or more gear. I did finally manage to sell my J&H Flouro Ultra tho
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Postby trekker76 » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 3:18 pm

Come to my region, the climate destroys things in storage, you will have less choices to worry about.
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Postby Moondog55 » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 3:31 pm

Tekker76 wrote:Come to my region, the climate destroys things in storage, you will have less choices to worry about.


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Postby Moondog55 » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 4:03 pm

Pedantic button now off.
I'm familiar with the mildew problem but it doesn't only happen in the tropics and sub tropics, unfortunately the garage roof needs replacing so I need much less stuff so I can demolish and rebuild and I really don't "need" as many sets of gear as I seem to have accumulated
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Postby trekker76 » Wed 26 Sep, 2018 7:58 pm

Moondog55 wrote:Pedantic button now off.
I'm familiar with the mildew problem but it doesn't only happen in the tropics and sub tropics, unfortunately the garage roof needs replacing so I need much less stuff so I can demolish and rebuild and I really don't "need" as many sets of gear as I seem to have accumulated


Well noted, but now did you mean 'sub tropics', or 'subtropics' :D

Actually tropics aren't the problem- Darwin beats us for heat. Its our 12ft of rain a year and rainforest spore loads that make it a different kettle of fish. Apologies for the thread divert anyway, it was a throw away dig at my own area.
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Postby Moondog55 » Tue 16 Oct, 2018 7:20 am

I have several "Sets" of gear, my LW summer walking kit which has stayed pretty much the same for decades, my winter basecamp set which changes almost constantly and the set of gear I am putting together for the Deep Winter trip in 2020. So Cecile says the other day "Ted, you NEVER go walking in summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

True but I might start again one day
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Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 16 Oct, 2018 9:08 am

I read on a forum somewhere that you're a true bushwalker when you have a drawer for your jocks, one for your socks and another one for your bushwalking socks and jocks.

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Postby LachlanB » Tue 16 Oct, 2018 2:20 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:I read on a forum somewhere that you're a true bushwalker when you have a drawer for your jocks, one for your socks and another one for your bushwalking socks and jocks.

Guilty!


So where does that put you when you only have one drawer of socks, but they're all bushwalking socks? :roll:
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Postby Moondog55 » Tue 16 Oct, 2018 8:02 pm

LachlanB wrote:
So where does that put you when you only have one drawer of socks, but they're all bushwalking socks? :roll:


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