Rotate the gear Posted 04/14/2011 21:15:55 MDT by Ryan Christman (radio_guy)
I thought backpacking was a cheap lifestyle once someone bought all the ideal gear. Well, I bought all the gear and am finding myself replacing the gear I already had to replace the gear. Now I am trying to get rid of the stuff I really don't need. It appears to be a death spiral that BPL sucks you into. MAKE IT STOP! Oh how I wish I could go into the past and tell myself "buy this, this, and this and everything will be good." At least there is Gear Swap and eBay.
It's funny, I don't remember things being this bad, before the Internet started. It's not just hiking gear either, it's everything and it's because it's all at the tip of our fingers. I don't even want to think about how many thousands I've dropped into the ever evolving digital camera market, over the past ten years. I just want to get off this expensive ride, ha ha, but I think the only way off, is to stay off this dang computer. :)