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    Senior Member amac's Avatar
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    Done buying

    I'm finally done buying stuff, well, at least the big expensive things. I've been slowly putting together my hiking gear for the past 4 years. Almost all advice and suggestions coming from this forum, WB and PBF. My final purchase was going to be a cuben tarp, but I simply can't justify $300 to save ~10 oz. Especially when I it's so easy to drop a few pounds by simply dieting 2 weeks before I hike. Some of my gear isn't the lightest, the best, or the most sexy, but then again some is. Of course, I have a bunch of other misc stuff, this is just the big items. These work for me, and I'm happy to announce that I'm done buying stuff...well, at least until I can fit the Appalachian Trail into my schedule.

    Thanks to all on these forums for all your freely provided suggestions, advice, and wisdom.

    GoLite Pinnacle 31oz
    WBBB 1.0 28oz
    JRB NoSniv quilt 25oz
    Phoenix Summer underquilt 14oz
    Campmor 8x10 Silnyl tarp 16oz

    these weights are from my own not-so-accurate scale, please refer to manufacturer for advertised weights
    "Every minute outside ... is a good minute!" -> Calvin & Hobbes, 8/1/1993

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    Is it possible to ever be 'done buying'? I'm not so sure.
    It does sound like you've got a good kit.

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    im done buying too. you only need certain gear to do............................oh look a shiny gismo, i need that...........................................oh, we were saying?
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    I hear ya'....... I got all I need.
    Enjoying my current gear. Know it well. Trust it. Take it to the piney woods and let it sing.
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    I have ventured into the phase of "hey I think I could make that" and that cost money too! Being a gear head I dont think I will ever get through buying gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    I'm finally done buying stuff, well, at least the big expensive things.
    Heh, I've told myself that same thing several times...hope it works for you.

    Actually, I've also found a "system" that works for me, for now. Nice when that happens. You can take your mind a little bit off the gear and spend more time (to quote Shug) "to just sit and stare a while." Glad you've reached your "Nirvana."
    --Scott <><

    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful... because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...." --Robert Traver

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    I'm completely done, will never buy anything else. This month.

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    September's a long way off. How can you handle the wait?

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    I ordered some tree straps a few days ago, and some zing-it today. That will have to hold me over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    I'm finally done buying stuff...
    My wife wishes I would say that too. I just found this place last fall and my bank account has not been the same since.

    Nice gear list too. I chose the 1.0 WBBB. I really like it...
    "I'm a connoisseur of BACON." - Anyways - 6/9/13

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