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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby SikYou » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:11 pm

I have to admit that it is the gear hunt that is my addiction. 2-3 REI garage sales a month, anything that I think I MIGHT need comes home with me if the price is right :-$
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby BenfromtheEast » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:13 pm

Bean wrote:Skis and running shoes. Lucky for me, I'm pretty good at selling off "old" pairs of skis...

Mister Bean, I'm trying real hard not to buy an AT setup...but if you don't mind it on your conscience then feel free to enable.

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby EatinHardtack » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:20 pm

I too have an addiction.

Skis and backpacks. I think I buy one of each, every year.

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby weareonajourney » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:22 pm

Maps. I don't know why, I just love maps!

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:23 pm

Eyewear - snow goggles and sunglasses. When I can afford a nice pair of glacier glasses, I'm getting them. 8)

I could see myself getting addicted to shoes and backpacks though.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby hornpeak » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:24 pm

Backpacks!!!
I just counted them I have 16! Guide books are a close second in my gear closet at 42

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby rijaca » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:25 pm

weareonajourney wrote:Maps. I don't know why, I just love maps!


Yes!

(excellent first post BTW)
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:39 pm

rijaca wrote:
weareonajourney wrote:Maps. I don't know why, I just love maps!


Yes!

(excellent first post BTW)


+1
To the maps and the first post.

Here's a free site for the hopeless addict:
http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/maplocator/(ctype=itemDetails&xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd&carea=%24ROOT&layout=6_1_61_48&uiarea=2)/.do

It has served my addiction well.

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby sunny1 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:45 pm

Boots and trail shoes. Different seasons, different reasons.

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:56 pm

Gloves. I'm a sucker for a late-winter sale. I must have 20 pairs.

Guidebooks. It's nice to be able to look up a proposed hike in four different books, right?

And, of course, maps. I was in heaven when I picked up an Arizona Raven wall map 10 years ago at a going-out-of-business sale for a couple of bucks...I haven't been to Arizona since, but I've got the map! My Colorado map got me through years of code-monkey cube life without going completely insane. And I have Trails Illustrated maps for places I probably won't visit more than once or twice...Cochetopa Hills? It's definitely an addiction.
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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby SolarAlex » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:04 pm

ive been buying a lot of baselayers lately. i have lightweight, midweight and heavyweight, several of each. baselayers and socks. i feel like you can never have too many.

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Re: What's your gear addiction?

Postby DaveSwink » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:12 pm

SolarAlex wrote:ive been buying a lot of baselayers lately. i have lightweight, midweight and heavyweight, several of each. baselayers and socks. i feel like you can never have too many.


Bingo. Actually, I may have too many, including two R1 hoodies, two smartwool hoodies, an R1 pullover, a couple of REI hoodies, and a dozen more baselayers in various fabrics, thickness, and zippers. It often takes me 10 minutes to match my baselayers to the day's activities and plan appropriate layers of baselayers with matching ventilation and hood/thumbloop options. :oops: Yah, I may have a problem.

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