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Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
I get shelter, she gets microwave. on 08/11/2009 21:12:44 MDT Print View

A while ago, I announced to my girlfriend that I wanted to get us a tarp and bivy set-up. "You already have too many shelters," she said. "You get another shelter, I get an appliance." (We have a microwave older than I that is on its last leg.

Earlier this year, I got the tarp/bivy setup:

Tarp/bivy

Today, I got the microwave.

Microwave

Who got the better end? I'm voting for myself.

Jonathan Boozer
(anywayoutside) - MLife

Locale: South East
Re: I get shelter, she gets microwave. on 08/11/2009 21:31:21 MDT Print View

I like the red, but I'm waiting on the results of the hose test.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Shelter on 08/11/2009 21:38:50 MDT Print View

I vote for the shelter, good compromise. I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets crap about "to many shelter" or "gear" :)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Microwave on 08/11/2009 21:48:13 MDT Print View

You won't have to seam seal it!

James Patsalides
(james@patsalides.com) - MLife

Locale: New England
A "real" super-ultra-lighter would... on 08/11/2009 21:57:33 MDT Print View

... cut off the handle to reduce weight ... wrap duct tape around it ... use it as a multi-use item by attaching a rope to make a new kind of bear canister ... ???

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Microwave? on 08/11/2009 22:23:00 MDT Print View

And here I thought the red thing was the new Emerson Series GPS from Garmin.

Gordon Smith
(swearingen) - MLife

Locale: Portland, Oregon
Microwave? on 08/11/2009 22:41:26 MDT Print View

"She said: "You get another shelter, I get an appliance."

That's not a microwave my friend, that there is a bush buddy.

Edited by swearingen on 08/11/2009 22:57:18 MDT.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/12/2009 00:00:29 MDT Print View

Matt,

I think you got the better deal. I'd pick the shelter too. :)

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/12/2009 00:19:56 MDT Print View

I swear it looks like someone's in traction in your tarp....

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/12/2009 05:50:30 MDT Print View

She's just getting up and unzipping the bivy...

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/15/2009 17:02:33 MDT Print View

Dude, that was too easy...wadda you get if you buy her a refrigerator? :P

Edited by hammer-one on 08/15/2009 17:03:48 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/20/2009 14:40:38 MDT Print View

You buy her a decent kitchen you get fed decently.

Simple as that. Don't over think it, Gents.

I have gotten a new stove, dishwasher and fridge in the past couple years. And them toys better keep coming! If he wants a sandwich and an ice cold Coke when parking his carcass in front of the TV ;-P

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: RE: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/20/2009 14:46:11 MDT Print View

@George

Serious answer: house + mortgage

BPL Answer: Rainer -> McKinley -> Everest and all the gear and accouterments.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
I get shelter, she gets microwave on 08/20/2009 15:15:06 MDT Print View

"If he wants a sandwich and an ice cold Coke when parking his carcass in front of the TV"

Coke? Thats lame.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
RE:"I get shelter, she gets microwave." on 08/21/2009 15:47:30 MDT Print View

Matt - Sounds like you win either way :D.

Edited by hammer-one on 08/21/2009 16:03:53 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 09/01/2009 07:33:58 MDT Print View

"Coke? Thats lame."


David, why is that lame? Are we lame because we don't drink booze? Should he have a PBR cracked open?

He like his imported Mexican Coke (classic sugar version) in glass bottles. And there is nothing lame about that, oh Lame-Master.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 09/01/2009 18:22:03 MDT Print View

@Sarah - While I'm in the same camp as you (no booze), I think it's sad he only gets a sandwich in exchange for a whole kitchen, lol. At least give him some of the extra goodies that don't fit on the dehydrator trays :p.

Edited by hammer-one on 09/01/2009 18:23:47 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 09/02/2009 14:03:17 MDT Print View

Hehheh!! Oh don't worry, when he works out of the home office I make him meals for lunch - the one pot meals I then put on the website. He is my taste tester ;-)

He likes it more though when it is time to test desserts ;-)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
I get shelter, she gets microwave on 09/02/2009 14:39:01 MDT Print View

"David, why is that lame? Are we lame because we don't drink booze? Should he have a PBR cracked open?

He like his imported Mexican Coke (classic sugar version) in glass bottles. And there is nothing lame about that, oh Lame-Master."

Booze? No I just think it is your job to rub his feet. Perhaps a pedicure? Back rub?

He works hard for you; at least this is what he has told me.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: I get shelter, she gets microwave on 09/02/2009 15:33:36 MDT Print View

Ok-e-do-kie