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What are your guidelines for buying gear?
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HElinTexas C
(Helintexas) - MLife
Buying new gear on 03/06/2013 17:56:40 MST Print View

Step 1. ....see article on gear or a reference to a piece of gear.

Step2 ......start googling every single reference to the piece of gear, no matter how obscure

Step 3 ..... Stare critically at current version of gear

Step 4........continue reading obsessively about new gear. Study the specs until know them by heart

Step. 5. ......think About how lightweight my kit will now be by cutting that additional xxx ozs.

Step 6 .... Figure the cost per oz. think again that hiking will be so MUCH better with new gear

Step 7..... Break down cost spread over the 10 years I clearly will be using said new pice of gear

Step 8..... Go stare at all the gear that now fills my large walk in closet and agree that new gear will fit perfectly

Step 9 ......reaffirm that hiking will be so much better with new gear

Step 10.... Buy gear

Kelly G
(KellyDT) - F
My guidelines on 03/10/2013 12:17:42 MDT Print View

My guidelines are simple.
1. How much is hubby's snowmobile payment, insurance, repairs and fuel?
2. Buy what I want.

Josh Brock

Locale: Outside
New stuff!!! on 03/13/2013 15:52:31 MDT Print View

I have a very scientific meathod for deciding if i am going to buy a new piece of gear

First step- look at current gear and decide if I already have said item.
Second setp- If I dont I buy it. If you have it refer to step three.
Third step- If you already have it decide if you want 2

note- If an Item is same model but a new design its not the same item to me :0)