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That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby Neo » Thu 16 May, 2019 10:00 pm

This year I have reached that happy place.
My kit is good.
I might pick up some small item on a whim, retail urge.
Overall the gear bug has gone into crysalis (is that the term)...

I did upgrade my tent and sleeping bag, added some rope hardware, a super comfy harness and bought a mini Opinel knife. Nothing too serious! My kit is good ;)
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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby ChrisJHC » Fri 17 May, 2019 8:10 am

As soon as I get to the Post Office this morning I will have joined you in that happy place! Picking up my DCF tarp from the US.

My gear now is the right balance between comfort and weight (for me) so now I can have a period of just using what I’ve got rather than looking for the next big thing. Hopefully not too much will break/wear out so I won’t have big replacement bills.
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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby ChrisJHC » Fri 17 May, 2019 8:11 am

On second thoughts, maybe I need a food dehydrator!

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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby crollsurf » Fri 17 May, 2019 5:08 pm

Couldn't tempt you with a Merkur Solingen Bakelite safety razor @ 15g with blade by any chance?

A must have for the discerning gentlemen bushwalker. ;)

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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby ChrisJHC » Fri 17 May, 2019 5:25 pm

No but a camping cheese grater might do it!
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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby wayno » Fri 17 May, 2019 5:34 pm

you havent learnt much have you. you're supposed to change all your gear when the new season colours come out...
from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby Huntsman247 » Fri 17 May, 2019 7:27 pm

If you keep telling yourself you don't need new gear you may actually believe it [WINKING FACE]
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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby crollsurf » Fri 17 May, 2019 8:19 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:No but a camping cheese grater might do it!
[With plum in mouth] One doesn't grate ones cheese, one uses a narrow plane knife to "shave" the cheese to provide an exquisite texture that the working class...

Lost too many blades lately. Just use a $20 foldable these days but yeah, a grater is not needed.

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Re: That happy place, when you don't need new gear...

Postby Neo » Mon 20 May, 2019 6:34 pm

And then I bought 72m of rope and a tarp/bag!

Nothing else 'on-the-list' though ;)
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