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Gear Whores!

Postby dfrancom » Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:48 am

For all of you who can't seem to control your spending on new gear I have created a support group! the motto is "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" I have created a group on facebook as a place to post pictures of how you keep old gear alive and thriving with fixes. For those interested you can join the group on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/210370519044365/
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby JB99 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:16 am

I'm still not ready to admit I have a problem...
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby TimB » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:38 pm

I can quit anytime I want.
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby CSUMarmot » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:11 am

Hello. My name is Chris and I'm here against my will.
Dammit kid get off mah lawn!!!
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby Phenom » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:20 am

Gorilla glue, duct tape and inner-tube patches have really worked out pretty good for me. Yeah. My problem is I go through about five sets of hiking boots a year...
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby dfrancom » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:53 am

I confess! I bought a new BD mega light tent. Relapse again!
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby Baarb » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:03 am

sjarelkwint wrote:where is the duct tape fixes album? Remember there was a great one a few years ago but can't find it anymore


This one http://www.summitpost.org/duct-tape-how ... -it/433245 maybe?
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby BigMitch » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:13 pm

I like the group's motto.

Recently, I have controlled my gear addiction with a similar tactic.

Whenever I want to buy some new and sexy product, I take a look of all the similar gear that I have, and I realize that nearly all of my gear will out live me. Then, I make do.
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby Phenom » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:42 am

BigMitch wrote:Whenever I want to buy some new and sexy product, I take a look of all the similar gear that I have, and I realize that nearly all of my gear will out live me. Then, I make do.


This has worked for me for a lot of the gear I've got. My gators have been glued and duct taped. My winter climbing jacket has a small tear in it, which is now covered with a bike patch to keep it from spreading. My tent has been duct taped... meh. My pack, a Black Diamond Outlaw, has a new "custom" internal wire frame I made after breaking the original one last year. (That pack has lots of miles and summits) A lot of gear here has been repaired like that and is still very useable.

My biggest weakness gear wise, especially during the winter season when they don't get as much use, is modding these:

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So far there are four of them here and counting... build em' during the winter, ride the hell out of em' spring/summer/fall. Wrenching on these bikes here and there helps these long dark winter days go a little faster...

Another potential weakness is in the making, that is if northern Utah will get a decent accumulation of snow soon...

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I've learned that skiing the back country is very similar to mountain biking. Climb up, glide out... saves the knees.
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:30 pm

I am not a gear whore. I am an equipment abuser.

And I do not have a problem.
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby Baarb » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:07 pm

dfrancom wrote:For all of you who can't seem to control your spending on new gear I have created a support group! the motto is "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" I have created a group on facebook as a place to post pictures of how you keep old gear alive and thriving with fixes. For those interested you can join the group on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/210370519044365/


Perhaps an album on SP would be good also? I think you may get additional contributions from non-facebook users.
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Re: Gear Whores!

Postby slideandride » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:46 am

Im hooked on the worst drug of them all "gear meth"......................Arc'Teryx Products!!!!!!!!!!
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