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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby midwestcoast » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:49 pm

any of you care to share your addresses ? :-D

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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby jbchalk » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:53 pm

Holy mary mother of god, Caleb! Having not been to your house, yet, I have not seen your new gear pad. But, damn, dude, lookin' good. Your 6 star Hyatt gear pad makes ours look like the Super 8 motel. Nice work, buddy.

Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby bergsteigen » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:58 pm

RoanMtnMan wrote: and yes that is a working mechanical bull in the garage.


:shock: :shock: :?:

RoanMtnMan wrote:Image


That's a LOT of skis :mrgreen:
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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:11 pm

bergsteigen wrote:
That's a LOT of skis :mrgreen:


I do get a little too attached to my skis. There are a few pairs in there that are 20 years old. I do need to get rid of most of them, but I have a vision of a project that will turn a lot of those into home decor. Or at least that is what I tell my spouse so I can keep them around :-D. (I know she will likely see this post and that will make a rough day for the trash guy next week.)
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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:25 pm

jbchalk wrote:Holy mary mother of god, Caleb! Having not been to your house, yet, I have not seen your new gear pad. But, damn, dude, lookin' good. Your 6 star Hyatt gear pad makes ours look like the Super 8 motel. Nice work, buddy.


Buddy, we all know, it ain't the gear, it's about bagging! Definitely nice to have the gear organized. The worst part of the day is always packing and unpacking for me. You need to turn that extra bedroom you have into a gear room. You can do the engineering and I can consult!
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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby DaveLanders » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:21 pm

I've noticed that several of these photos have ropes hanging out in the open. Maybe it's just
paranoia on my part, but I keep my ropes in closed duffel bags to minimize UV exposure.
Anyone else have comments about this?

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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby jbchalk » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:39 pm

RoanMtnMan wrote:
jbchalk wrote:Holy mary mother of god, Caleb! Having not been to your house, yet, I have not seen your new gear pad. But, damn, dude, lookin' good. Your 6 star Hyatt gear pad makes ours look like the Super 8 motel. Nice work, buddy.


Buddy, we all know, it ain't the gear, it's about bagging! Definitely nice to have the gear organized. The worst part of the day is always packing and unpacking for me. You need to turn that extra bedroom you have into a gear room. You can do the engineering and I can consult!


Done, buddy!

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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:41 pm

DaveLanders wrote:I've noticed that several of these photos have ropes hanging out in the open. Maybe it's just
paranoia on my part, but I keep my ropes in closed duffel bags to minimize UV exposure.
Anyone else have comments about this?


It's definitely a good idea. The UV kills ropes. The only reason I started hanging mine was that I put blinds on the one window that shuts out most of the light, when I shut the door it is too dark to read a book at noon. I used to store them in plastic bins. But when they are soaking wet it sure is convenient to hang dry them.

In the spirit of the thread, I offer this photo as a "how not to keep a gear storage area organized".

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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby bonehead » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:57 pm

SilverLynx wrote:some I've never washed because I'm afraid to.

I'm with you on that.

I have always pitched my tents upside down
from the ceiling for storage.
Strange but very effective.
Let what you love breathe freely.
Sleeping bags too!!

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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby aliciaf » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:50 pm

Here's mine and jmc5040's gear storage. There are a few random things stored elsewhere (under beds, in our closet, etc.).
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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby Brian Thomas » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:52 pm

WARNING: admitted BC ski newbness

RoanMtnMan wrote:Image

HA! I have that same pair of orange Volkl's with the skin loops, my first hand-me-down pair for a BC setup. When I took them to Bent Gate to put some Dynafit A/T bindings on them, they asked me if I stole those skis from a museum #-o

Yeah, I'm broke. My gear is ghetto ](*,)
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Re: Official Gear Storage Thread

Postby lordhelmut » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:18 pm

I've noticed that several of these photos have ropes hanging out in the open. Maybe it's just
paranoia on my part, but I keep my ropes in closed duffel bags to minimize UV exposure.
Anyone else have comments about this?


Mine are in a windowless garage so I'm good as well

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