Maybe I was a little harsh, and that post was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. It's Thoms gear, and he's certainly free to dispose of it how he pleases. I really do appreciate the generosity. I've just never been a fan of conditional generosity (a.k.a. "the catch").
Maybe I'm just bitter because this is the third or fourth PIF I couldn't get in on because I'm one of the "have nots". Even in this case, I know a couple nice boys who I'm trying to keep active in scouting, and being able to augment their gear with good quality stuff really helps to keep them engaged. They could really use some of that gear. Unfortunately, they don't have anything to PIF but their time, effort, and spirit (and they do that in spades).
Good on you for sharing, Thom. As I said in the first one, I know the people you're giving it too will appreciate it (I see a few good names on that list).
I won't edit that first post. It was genuine sentiment at the time, and I'm not a fan of "cleaning up" original posts.