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Postby Dave Dinnell » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:24 pm

:lol: There you go, a couple of cams hidden in the couch cushions, a winter pack stashed behind the TV, and slings and quick draws laying in the sock drawers. Learn from our politicians even, stash a set of wired stoppers in the freezer...The possibilities are endless for justification of new gear purchases :shock:
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Postby Alpinisto » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:48 pm

robertjgunn wrote:I have one problem when I organized my gear. I always just threw my backpacks on the floor of the closet and then had to pick through them to find the one I wanted, which was a pain. So one day I hung them on hangers and hung them up like clothes. The problem was now my WIFE saw exactly how many I had and she could not understand why I needed that many packs. When the gear is stored in a jumble it is hard to ascertain exactly how much gear there is. Since I got in trouble for that chaos rules and I spread it out throughout the house.


Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, posted about it on another board. :roll:

Keeping the stuff out-of-sight in gear tubs also helps, until the stack o' tubs gets to be too big...
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Postby OJ Loenneker » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:41 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote: stash a set of wired stoppers in the freezer...


I used to put my climbing skins in the freezer.. Until my wife told me to keep my shit away from our food... :roll:
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Postby mconnell » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:04 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote::lol: There you go, a couple of cams hidden in the couch cushions, a winter pack stashed behind the TV, and slings and quick draws laying in the sock drawers. Learn from our politicians even, stash a set of wired stoppers in the freezer...The possibilities are endless for justification of new gear purchases :shock:


The trick with new gear is to unpack it as quickly as possible and then take it outside and rub it around in the dirt. When the wife asks about it: "What? That old thing? I've had that for a long time!"

Of course, my wife caught on to that trick after a while (didn't believe that she hadn't noticed another pair of skis.) It came back to haunt me when I asked her about a new pair of shoes: "Oh, those old things..."
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Postby mconnell » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:11 am

squishy wrote:
mconnell wrote:
Dave Dinnell wrote::lol: There you go, a couple of cams hidden in the couch cushions, a winter pack stashed behind the TV, and slings and quick draws laying in the sock drawers. Learn from our politicians even, stash a set of wired stoppers in the freezer...The possibilities are endless for justification of new gear purchases :shock:


The trick with new gear is to unpack it as quickly as possible and then take it outside and rub it around in the dirt. When the wife asks about it: "What? That old thing? I've had that for a long time!"



This is so funny, I just had to hide a new rope in plastic last night. I've never had a rope in plastic and I don't want to open it yet (still have good ropes to use) so I hid it in the garage under some other gear..."WHY DON"T YOU PAY YOUR BILLS?!?!" shut up woman, get on my horse...


:lol: I've got a new rope in plastic at the bottom of one of my bins full of clothes.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:29 am

mconnell wrote:
Dave Dinnell wrote::lol: There you go, a couple of cams hidden in the couch cushions, a winter pack stashed behind the TV, and slings and quick draws laying in the sock drawers. Learn from our politicians even, stash a set of wired stoppers in the freezer...The possibilities are endless for justification of new gear purchases :shock:


The trick with new gear is to unpack it as quickly as possible and then take it outside and rub it around in the dirt. When the wife asks about it: "What? That old thing? I've had that for a long time!"

Of course, my wife caught on to that trick after a while (didn't believe that she hadn't noticed another pair of skis.) It came back to haunt me when I asked her about a new pair of shoes: "Oh, those old things..."


Of course, some of us say, "why bother with the wife?". None of my girlfriends would have dared to badger me about my climbing gear. :wink:
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Postby Alpinisto » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:59 am

FortMental wrote:HA! I used to tell my (ex) wife that new gear was just "borrowed from a buddy"....and we had forgotten that I had it.


I keep half my music gear at my friend Big Gay Al's house.

True, it's where we jam, so all the mics/P.A./drums/etc. are always set up there, but it has the added benefit of not being right under the wife's nose...

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Postby OJ Loenneker » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:42 am

FortMental wrote:HA! I used to tell my (ex) wife that new gear was just "borrowed from a buddy"....and we had forgotten that I had it.


I once told my wife that I "found" a perfectly new ice axe once on Mt. St. Helen. I even made up a story about asking everyone I saw if they lost it, but "no one claimed it, so I guess it's mine now" story. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby connollyck » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:10 am

Alpinisto wrote:
robertjgunn wrote:I have one problem when I organized my gear. I always just threw my backpacks on the floor of the closet and then had to pick through them to find the one I wanted, which was a pain. So one day I hung them on hangers and hung them up like clothes. The problem was now my WIFE saw exactly how many I had and she could not understand why I needed that many packs. When the gear is stored in a jumble it is hard to ascertain exactly how much gear there is. Since I got in trouble for that chaos rules and I spread it out throughout the house.


Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, posted about it on another board. :roll:

Keeping the stuff out-of-sight in gear tubs also helps, until the stack o' tubs gets to be too big...


you guys are cracking me up. IM NOT ALONE!
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Postby The Defiant One » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:24 am

This is a really great thread. My gear isn't even all in one city. We're moving to a bigger place next month though, where we'll have our first ever GEAR ROOM! I'm gonna copy some of the inspired work shown here.

Funny story, at the open house it had a crib in it and the (keeper) girl says, "get this baby junk out of here and we can use this room properly."
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Postby battledome » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:08 pm

squishy wrote:"WHY DON"T YOU PAY YOUR BILLS?!?!" shut up woman, get on my horse...


Holy crap! I laughed so hard I cried.
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Postby Autoxfil » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:28 pm

mconnell wrote:
Petro wrote:Is it just me or does most of the gear shown in this thread look like it's never used?


Who's got time to climb with all that display building and gear sorting?


Haha! That's worse than not climbing becuase you have to train, or are too worn out from training.


Also funny - people who cough up the money on good gear and then leave it at home because it's too nice/pretty/expensive to actually use.
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Postby woodsxc » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:42 pm

Hur it is.

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And the climbing gear laid out:
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The green totes are full of sleeping bags. There's a row of sleeping pads along the back wall. Ski gear (little brothers' stuff) and snowboard gear (mine and older brother's) is in the workshop right now. My snow gear is in storage right now, otherwise it'd be on the left on top of the blue totes.
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