Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!!
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James Walton
(Backcountryasm) - M

Locale: south
Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 20:25:25 MDT Print View

Semi Organized-but I know where everything is!Gear 1Gear 2Gear 3

Sorry for the inverted pics-not sure how that happened?

Edited by Backcountryasm on 03/11/2013 20:26:31 MDT.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 20:33:50 MDT Print View

A few
A few more

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 20:41:44 MDT Print View

I have a few tubs with sorted items. I have one called "pack ready" for items that I would be using on a regular basis. That failed a bit and I need to clean it up-- and use a much smaller tub!

Your post is timely. I just started doing a Spring cleaning on water bottles, cups and cook pots that have accumulated. There's more! Hellllpppp meeeeee!

Stuff

James Walton
(Backcountryasm) - M

Locale: south
Gear rooms on 03/11/2013 20:54:57 MDT Print View

It's an addiction, lets see who else needs an intervention! LOL

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Thanks!!! on 03/11/2013 21:26:11 MDT Print View

You guys just made me feel a whole lot better about getting a second shelter and a second/smaller cookset!!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Thanks!!! on 03/11/2013 21:39:24 MDT Print View

Pull up a chair and let's chat a bit...

Be careful! That is where is starts, a second this and a second that, which becomes three and then four, and the next thing you know, you're old and gray and you can barely get to the door through the avalanche of gear. STOP, NOW, WHILE YOU CAN! :D

I need to get to a meeting. My name is Dale and I'm a gearholic!

Heheheh-- see anything there you need, hmmmm?

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Gear rooms on 03/11/2013 21:48:29 MDT Print View

Half the reason my car isn't in the garage right now is because it's taken over the garage.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Gear rooms on 03/11/2013 21:56:35 MDT Print View

But the stuff in the garage is worth more than the car :) You sure don't want the good stuff outside!

Years ago I was going on a field shoot with a couple of my photography school classmates. We realized that we had three full 4x5 camera setups plus a pile of other 35mm and roll film gear in a 1965 Plymouth Valiant. The cameras were worth far, far more than the car.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Nice! I just cleaned up! on 03/11/2013 21:57:02 MDT Print View

Perfect timing on this thread. Two corners of my room have already been taken over, and it's been 13 months since I really got started...

Gear1
Gear2

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Gear rooms on 03/11/2013 21:57:57 MDT Print View

No gear room to show, sorry. All my gear fits into a quarter a closet. And mine is a 1937 house -- with small closets.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
HA! on 03/11/2013 22:09:27 MDT Print View

Dale, you are clarivoyant!

I AM old and gray and I DO have more gear than I should - but I "might need it".

6 stoves
3 tents,
3 sleeping bags
4 sleeping mats/mattresses
4 cooksets
4 boots/hiking shoes
4 backpacks
3 daypacks

And uncounted gadgets.

Not to mention the backpacking/hiking clothes.

And then there are the backpacking books...

I'm afraid to show a photo of all of it - might cause a divorce.

Daniel Russell
(Superfluous_Grizzly)

Locale: Creation
Great thread.. on 03/11/2013 22:19:47 MDT Print View

Dale, I'll pay you shipping costs for the Orange Nalgene with the blue lid?

I'm trying to help you! :P

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 22:20:21 MDT Print View

Gear Rooms is the correct terminology. I have the back bedroom full of gear. The garage is full of skis and gear. The trunk of my car holds the overflow. The dining room is full of MYOG fabric projects still in progress. The living room is full of small stove projects still in progress. Two or three closets full of winter ski clothing.

--B.G.--

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Orange Nalgene with the blue lid on 03/11/2013 22:23:55 MDT Print View

"Orange Nalgene with the blue lid" sounds like a bad translation of a French movie title.

Okay on the shipping costs, but that Nalgene weight 50 pounds ;)

I really do want to get it all down to a couple tubs plus a closet bar for the clothes, sleeping bags and backpacks.

I need to work on the hiking library too... tip o' the iceberg, indeed!

Hiking library

Edited by dwambaugh on 03/11/2013 22:28:40 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: HA! on 03/11/2013 22:27:30 MDT Print View

"I'm afraid to show a photo of all of it - might cause a divorce."

We won't tell. You can trust us. :)

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 22:29:48 MDT Print View

I'm so jelly right now.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: HA! on 03/11/2013 22:30:11 MDT Print View

"I'm afraid to show a photo of all of it - might cause a divorce.

We won't tell. You can trust us. :)"

Lawyers are careful about what to document and what to leave, ummmm, unsaid.

Erik Rasmussen
(polvalt)

Locale: Inland Northwest
...And DIY Shelves!! on 03/11/2013 22:41:22 MDT Print View

Here's mine! along with my shelves I put together to hold it all...

Gear Room Shelving

Not a lot of UL gear when this was taken... but there is more now!!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
storage on 03/11/2013 22:46:43 MDT Print View

Newton is so bad that even his storage shelves are made out of cuben fiber with titanium frame.

--B.G.--

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
: ) on 03/11/2013 22:53:17 MDT Print View

@ Bob G. LOL!

Justin McCabe
(justinmc)

Locale: Southern California
Re: Max on 03/11/2013 23:09:26 MDT Print View

Max, that chair isn't very UL but, does the ergonomic cushion at least pull double duty as a sit pad, virtual frame, and insulation piece?

Sorry. Couldn't resist!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 23:13:53 MDT Print View

Justin Baker wrote, "I'm so jelly right now."

My best guess is that he meant jealous? Is that how young people are talking nowadays? :)

Edited by ben2world on 03/11/2013 23:16:25 MDT.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/11/2013 23:23:47 MDT Print View

Yes,
chillax
^^^^^ young people jargon.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 03/11/2013 23:25:08 MDT Print View

...

Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/13/2013 09:01:58 MDT.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 03/11/2013 23:26:26 MDT Print View

...

Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/13/2013 09:02:29 MDT.

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
2 car gear garage on 03/11/2013 23:46:10 MDT Print View

Here in San Diego you don't need a 2 car garage, just a gear garage. Haha, what a mess!

ff

fff

Casey Jones
(cjsbug) - F
crystal ball on 03/12/2013 00:16:19 MDT Print View

my my, I hope my wife doesn't see this thread.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
The Legendary Closet on 03/12/2013 00:16:27 MDT Print View

If I remember to, I'll go to the Outdoors Club closet at my college (for which I am a guide and treasurer). THAT is an impressive place.

I sold my old Nikon and got a new Nikon, when that comes in I'll document it right.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: The Legendary Closet on 03/12/2013 00:49:51 MDT Print View

Iss nothing. I have the REI Flagship store 6.1 miles away. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

REI Flagship

Road to ruin:
Map

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 03/12/2013 01:02:50 MDT Print View

...

Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/13/2013 09:03:02 MDT.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
The Museum as my wife calls it on 03/12/2013 07:00:50 MDT Print View

gear room

for the AR types, the labeled versionlabeled museum

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Gear room on 03/12/2013 07:47:31 MDT Print View

Jeez Dale, REI garage sales have less gear!

"my my, I hope my wife doesn't see this thread."

I'm definitely showing my wife. This makes me appear quite reasonable. (I'll skip this post.)

One trick is to keep it distributed. I keep things that aren't temperature sensitive in the attic over the garage, where she doesn't go. Sleeping bags and the ready to go gear in tubs in a room in the basement. And outdoor clothes hanging in the closet.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Gear room on 03/12/2013 08:45:17 MDT Print View

1

Most of my kit is in this closet.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
My Gear Room on 03/12/2013 08:51:03 MDT Print View

The crutches and chair are for after my trips.

-M

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Dale thanks for posting your address!!! on 03/12/2013 08:54:26 MDT Print View

So when I move to the PNW I can crash at your house for a few months, right??

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Thanks for the Reminder Dale on 03/12/2013 08:57:25 MDT Print View

I actually need to hit the Flagship store on the way home from work this evening... It's right on my bike path. I checked and my West Seattle Alaska Junction home is 7.7 miles from REI. That place is evil.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Stoves on 03/12/2013 08:59:12 MDT Print View

Sorry, I don't have stove pics, I put up shelves in my garage. Over 80 stoves now. It's my collection, not a issue. I'm single, so no issue at all.:) Let's see, what was the credit card bill last month? Again?
Duane

Peter Nash
(nash.p@attbi.com)

Locale: West Michigan
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 10:14:46 MDT Print View

I have two gear closets and I store an obsolete tent above my TV.

Closet 1

Closet 2

Old Tent

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 11:05:09 MDT Print View

Peter, we need your coordinates so we can all bow in that direction each morning. That is awesome!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Gear room on 03/12/2013 11:12:46 MDT Print View

"Jeez Dale, REI garage sales have less gear!"

That was just a cleanup project for the spare water bottles and tin. You can see a hint of the real storage behindthe tsnle. That pile on the table was neatly tucked away in a couple big storage tubs.

There's a big reason that I wrote the blog article on applying UL principles to everyday life: this stuff owns you.

I wanna see Roger's workshop :)

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 03/12/2013 11:13:53 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/23/2013 12:10:18 MDT.

Daniel Russell
(Superfluous_Grizzly)

Locale: Creation
Re: Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 11:15:40 MDT Print View

Yea Peter... Way to set the standard... Impressive! My "Gear Chest" seems to be in desperate need for organization compared to some of these I've seen.

Jan S
(karl-ton)
Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 11:21:19 MDT Print View

I like the Synmat as couch in the last foto. That's multi use for you.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Re: Peter wins on 03/12/2013 11:26:16 MDT Print View

I am assuming Peter is single too.

Peter Nash
(nash.p@attbi.com)

Locale: West Michigan
Re: Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 11:31:38 MDT Print View

Thanks all for the kudos.

I confess that I pulled the McHale Pack from the back of the closet so its logo would show when I took the picture.

Sumi Wada
(DetroitTigerFan) - F

Locale: Ann Arbor
Re: Re: Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 11:35:27 MDT Print View

A few of you clearly need therapy.

Peter Nash
(nash.p@attbi.com)

Locale: West Michigan
Gear addict marital status on 03/12/2013 11:37:31 MDT Print View

Yep I'm single. I don't know how you guessed.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Frankly I think it's all pretty sexy... on 03/12/2013 11:44:23 MDT Print View

I find all that nerdiness and gear very attractive.

Just sayin'......




Of course, I'm single too.

Edited by Jenmitol on 03/12/2013 11:46:09 MDT.

Herbert Sitz
(hes)

Locale: Pacific NW
gear cupboard for me on 03/12/2013 11:52:08 MDT Print View

" I have the REI Flagship store 6.1 miles away. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!"

1.53 from the flagship for me and my gear still fits in a kitchen cupboard. "Danger" is right if pictures in this thread show my future.

Edited by hes on 03/12/2013 11:56:03 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Newton is so bad ;-? on 03/12/2013 11:52:21 MDT Print View

@ Bob,

At this point in time I own no cuben and my only piece of Ti gear is an Optimus extra long spoon. LOL

My gear is stored in a closet in the extra bedroom of our house. Actually it shares the closet with the Christmas decorations and wrapping paper. Until very recently both only seemed to come out with the same annual frequency. ;-?

What isn't hung up is stored in Sterilite plastic storage bins from WalMart or sitting on a 2' x 4' folding table in one corner of the room.

That same spare bedroom also houses my MYOG supplies and sewing machine.

Party On,

Newton

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Frankly I think it's all pretty sexy... on 03/12/2013 11:53:27 MDT Print View

So if two gear nerds moved in together and there was only one closet for gear, who would get the most space?

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Gear rooms on 03/12/2013 11:55:20 MDT Print View

"Yep I'm single. I don't know how you guessed."

It was the 5 WM bags that clued me in.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Gear nerd love... on 03/12/2013 11:59:13 MDT Print View

Why, the girl gear nerd, of course!

We may be gear nerds, but we still get all the closet space. You can have the garage. Or a shed.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Math problems on 03/12/2013 12:01:35 MDT Print View

Stephen, your question is kinda like this:

Gj

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Frankly I think it's all pretty sexy... on 03/12/2013 12:01:57 MDT Print View

I find the most neat and organized ones to be the sexiest, myself. But then, they do say that opposites attract...

You won't be seeing any pictures of my sprawling gear, that's for sure.

Peter Nash
(nash.p@attbi.com)

Locale: West Michigan
Gear room photos on 03/12/2013 12:07:29 MDT Print View

I guess I forgot to stage all the WM storage bags so their logos would show. I actually have 6 WM bags, and a Feathered Friends bag and a Nunatak quilt. I really need to start selling some stuff.

I just ordered an Enlightened Equipment Epiphany quilt, and it should obviate the need for most of my other bags. Still, it's hard to part with gear.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Math problems on 03/12/2013 12:08:50 MDT Print View

Jennifer, Correct answer :-)

Travis, that fella looks like he has a few wives :-)

James Walton
(Backcountryasm) - M

Locale: south
Gear rooms on 03/12/2013 12:17:56 MDT Print View

Peter, let us know before you have a yard sale, we can handle the gear divorce for you!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Math problems on 03/12/2013 12:20:30 MDT Print View

When I lived in Europe it was in much smaller houses so kit was always scattered in nooks and crannies all over the house, its only since moving to the US that I got my own gear room, having it all in one place makes getting ready for trips a far sight easier :-)

Daniel Saunders
(Boulderman)

Locale: Front Range
My contribution on 03/12/2013 12:53:04 MDT Print View

Here's my contribution. Lucky for me, my wife has allowed me to take over a corner of the walk-in closet. It's the first thing I see when I go decide what to wear...

Gear closet

Brandon =Þ
(Beeen) - MLife

Locale: California
Upper closet on 03/12/2013 12:57:25 MDT Print View

I moved in with a girl, and she makes me try and hide it all in out of the way places. So it is scattered all over the house, but the majority hides up in the 7 foot high storage area above a closet in the laundry room. This is a total pain in the neck to get down and put back, and I usually forget a few things and end up taking all the bins down and putting them back up several times before a trip.

I think she should have to put all the clothes she never wears up there, and I should get the walk in closet for my backpacking gear. Although, if I suggested that, I might get my wish, but I'd also be sleeping in aforementioned closet.

Edited by Beeen on 03/12/2013 13:01:44 MDT.

Matthew Brooks
(dak0ta15)

Locale: Bay Area
jealous on 03/12/2013 13:12:08 MDT Print View

Man I am jealous of you all. I have all my stuff, and it isn't even that much, taking up half of my "office" in a tiny apartment that costs way too much. I am trying to slowly accumulate some lighter used gear, but have no idea where I will put it. Life is hard as a grad student living the bay area. Well, the hiking is great but the cost of living isn't. One day I will have a house...

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
moved in with a girl... on 03/12/2013 13:12:19 MDT Print View

"I moved in with a girl, and she makes me try and hide it all in out of the way places"

Ugh, I remember that day very well. Complaints about how empty aluminum beer cans and denatured alcohol do not belong in the kitchen or some other nonsense garbage like that :)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: moved in with a girl... on 03/12/2013 13:31:00 MDT Print View

Empty beer cans and denatured alcohol ARE my kitchen.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 13:37:23 MDT Print View

Right now most my backpacking and camping stuff takes up one half of the closet in our apartment's second bedroom. My wife's crafting stuff and decorations are in the other half. Sleeping pads and sleeping bags are stored underneath our bed. Jackets are here and there, some in the coat closet, others in the walk-in in our bedroom. Most of my other hiking clothing fits in a drawer on my half of the dresser.

That will all change at the end of the month though, we're moving into a townhouse with a third bedroom and a basement. Tentatively the plan is for the crafting and decorations to go in the basement and for the third bedroom to be for my computer/photography/hiking stuff. A guy can dream at least...

Adam

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/12/2013 13:50:17 MDT Print View

Y'all are Amateurs!

gear closet

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Upper closet on 03/12/2013 14:04:12 MDT Print View

"I moved in with a girl, and she makes me try and hide it all in out of the way places."

I see she told you to try and hide the pup as well. That's just going too far, in my opinion!

Edited by idester on 03/12/2013 17:12:51 MDT.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Re: moved in with a girl on 03/12/2013 15:11:35 MDT Print View

"Empty beer cans and denatured alcohol ARE my kitchen."

That was good.

James Walton
(Backcountryasm) - M

Locale: south
Gear room on 03/12/2013 15:19:34 MDT Print View

Ok guys, man up or girl up! If you do not have a dedicated room to organize your treasures then demand it. If that doesn't work out for you then you will be using your gear for awhile until you find other accommodations! It's a win win in my book.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
"A few of you clearly need therapy." on 03/12/2013 15:23:03 MDT Print View

Yeah Sumi, RETAIL THERAPY! Hee, hee

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
...you luck dog! on 03/12/2013 17:09:47 MDT Print View

"Empty beer cans and denatured alcohol ARE my kitchen."

Damn T! I love the equal opportunity household you're running over there.

Apparently, titanium isn't guest-appropriate fine china either according to my lady-friend. Sheesh, talk about high-maintenance.

Kevin Buggie
(kbuggie) - M

Locale: NW New Mexico
a room for gear on 03/12/2013 17:41:43 MDT Print View

I'm lucky to have a room and clothes closet (not really pictured behind shoe wall) dedicated to keeping the gear organized and accessible; nice for quickly planned trips.

bikes, pads, and bags hanging, shoes on the rack.

Bikes, pads, and bags hanging. Shoes on the wall.

stoves, tarps, river gear

Stoves, tarps, fishing, and river trip gear.

prep area from the closet, backpacks hang on right

From the closet looking at the prep area on the freezer. Backpacks hang on close right.

Edited by kbuggie on 03/12/2013 17:51:20 MDT.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
I don't understand... on 03/12/2013 21:16:59 MDT Print View

Of course titanium is guest appropriate!! That stuff's expensive!!!

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Insanity can take many forms on 03/13/2013 11:57:09 MDT Print View

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Edited by lyrad1 on 03/13/2013 16:06:14 MDT.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/13/2013 12:08:09 MDT Print View

I'm definitely going to show my wife this thread. "here we see evidence in exhibit B"...

Thank you all so very much! Please continue to post pics of your extensive gear rooms, etc. ; )

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Lets see you GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/13/2013 12:11:05 MDT Print View

I don't have photos handy at the moment, but my situation sounds similar to others...

With the exception of clothes and sleeping bags which can be hung in the extra closets or folded away in drawers, the rule for our house is the the inside of the house must be kept... house-like.

So, no sleeping pads hiding out under beds, equipment stacked up in corners, ti cookware doing double duty around the house, etc. I have to keep all of this stuff hidden away outside of the living areas.

The good news is, I've got pretty much the entire two-car garage to be my man cave instead, so it's filled with surfboards, paddleboards, climbing gear, snow gear, camping equipment, bikes, skateboards, tools, etc.

Not a bad deal really...

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Lets see you GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/13/2013 12:23:51 MDT Print View

Similar situation as Nick B here. The only exception is that I have a home office. That is also my domain. However if we have company, the office is used as a spare bedroom. Gear can be left in the office is my son visits. If in-Laws visit, then I must make alternative living arrangements for my gear.

Brandon =Þ
(Beeen) - MLife

Locale: California
Re: Insanity can take many forms on 03/13/2013 12:23:53 MDT Print View

Daryl:

I hope to one day have a box labeled "ponchos", and I'm very jealous of 12 to 16 feet of open table.

Juliana Cho
(choyoyo) - M
Re: Re: Insanity can take many forms on 03/13/2013 16:45:21 MDT Print View

Some of you guys have an impressive amount of space for your gear! We only have a gear closet, but I am looking forward to my future gear room.

gear closet

We keep on the top shelf: loaner z rests, maps, bear cans, and sleeping bags
On the hooks: hats, packs, tent and fish scale
In the drawers: all the small things, organized by category
On the floor: trekking poles, tarps, repair stuff in a box, and rope.

Edited by choyoyo on 03/13/2013 17:14:48 MDT.

Randy Nelson
(rlnunix) - F - M

Locale: Rockies
Organization on 03/13/2013 18:39:06 MDT Print View

"With the exception of clothes and sleeping bags which can be hung in the extra closets or folded away in drawers, the rule for our house is the the inside of the house must be kept... house-like."

So no tent as art work above the TV???

After seeing that pic in Peter's post, I started getting some decorating ideas. We have a fairly big living room with a really high ceiling with a fan at the top. What about hanging a mobile made of tents from the fan and have it slowly spin around? That would be be art! My wife would probably go for it, at least temporarily, as she usually lets me amuse myself to keep me out of real trouble. Unfortunately, the only free standing shelters I have anymore are car camping tents. Too heavy. :(

One thing I've noticed is that it looks like everyone is very organized but by type of items. I do that for my extra stuff but I also have a storage tub labeled just backpacking that contains the stuff I take 90% of the time, then one for stuff that sometimes goes, winter stuff, etc. If I didn't keep it pretty much ready to go, I'd never get out of the house. Is that just not visible here or do some of you just take a stove out, a pad, a shelter, etc.?

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Late to the game, but here's ours! on 03/15/2013 23:39:34 MDT Print View

Spent all Friday afternoon cleaning out our regular closet and moving everything from the coat closet to the regular one.

Having a 1 bedroom apartment, our gear had been lying around all over the place; behind the couch, in the regular closet, in the coat closet, under the bed, etc. etc.

Now, everything is in the coat closet. Our gear finally has the home it deserves!
closet
Only thing missing in there is my girlfriend's new sleeping bag that comes saturday.
closet2

I'm really lucky to have a girlfriend who loves backpacking as much as I do. Makes converting a coat closet into a gear closet really easy (but laborious) and she's just as excited as I am to have a whole gear room when we get a bigger place.

Edited by LunchANDYnner on 03/16/2013 00:02:06 MDT.

Mike W
(skopeo) - F

Locale: British Columbia
Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/16/2013 00:49:22 MDT Print View

I can't believe how organized some of you are!!

I have a man cave that serves as my gear room and it's a mess (gear is everywhere!). If it wasn't for my gear list, I'd never know what I own. My gear list holds my complete inventory and I pack my gear based on whatever I check off on my gear list (depending on season and type of trip). Finding the gear can be a challenge as the room and closet is full of fly fishing gear as well as backpacking gear. You guys are making me feel like I need to re-think my system... maybe I just need to go for a hike tomorrow and get the images of your tidy gear rooms out of my head!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 03/16/2013 06:27:31 MDT Print View

I have to keep mine tidy or packing for trips is a pain.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Dark Road on 03/16/2013 07:03:31 MDT Print View

I don't own enough stuff... yet. I'm starting to have those "Where's my spork?" moments, though.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Re: Re: moved in with a girl... on 03/16/2013 07:04:40 MDT Print View

"Empty beer cans and denatured alcohol ARE my kitchen."

HA!

Jon Christensen
(JonnyC)

Locale: Midwest
Gear Room on 03/16/2013 12:49:47 MDT Print View

I'm late to the party but here my utility room/gear room.


gear room
other side

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Gear Storage on 03/16/2013 18:47:25 MDT Print View

1. My wife lets me keep most of the clothes in our walk-in closet and chifferobe. I am sure she would not be thrilled if I posted pictures. Also she has this silly rule that I must wash all clothes before putting them away, outer garments excepted. But, I'll post one anyway :)

clothes closet

Above: Most of my hiking down and base layer clothing are on the top shelf (right). Those shoes in the center are her working shoes. Her casual and dress shoes have a separate storage area, so me buying gear is a non-issue. Stuff I can fold go into a chifferobe (whatever the heck that is).

Below is the storage in the garage. Might seem like a lot of gear but some is for camping/boating. Also it is an accumulation of almost 50 years of gear.

Gear Storage

Daniel Russell
(Superfluous_Grizzly)

Locale: Creation
HOLY ! on 03/17/2013 00:05:39 MDT Print View

Jon and Chris = HOLY S H I T!

I thought I had a lot of gear...

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: HOLY ! on 03/17/2013 00:12:27 MDT Print View

If I show my wife your pictures, maybe she'll stop complaining. Then again, probably not.

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
gear room 2.0 on 10/17/2013 17:15:01 MDT Print View

Now have a full extra bedroom to use as a gear room/closet/office.

gear room

gear room closet

Yay.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
Nice shoes on 10/17/2013 19:46:59 MDT Print View

So, are those ultralight high heels? Are they made by Salomon or Inov-8? ;-)
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Edited by dipink on 10/17/2013 19:47:42 MDT.

J C
(Joomy) - M
Re: Gear Room on 10/17/2013 19:47:55 MDT Print View

Holy crap some of you guys have a lot of gear!

Jon... I am in awe. Did you rob a gear store?

maria nobles
(hilltackler) - F

Locale: the valley
Nice... on 10/18/2013 07:53:13 MDT Print View

I feel so normal when I read this forum! I wish I had an actual gear room. This way none of my gear would get lonely...lol! I have it in a couple closets and bins

Maggie Harlan
(MaggieMaeFlower) - F

Locale: Ohio
Gear Shelf on 04/24/2014 13:36:00 MDT Print View

Just finished putting together my new gear shelf. Everything fit until I realized my pack rafting gear was at a friends house.Gear closet 1Gear closet 2

Edited by MaggieMaeFlower on 04/24/2014 13:39:21 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Gear Shelf on 04/24/2014 14:27:54 MDT Print View

Nice job Maggie!

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: Gear Shelf on 04/24/2014 14:33:55 MDT Print View

IKEA?

Joel Stephenson
(fooby) - F

Locale: Northumberland, UK
Gear DOOR! on 04/24/2014 14:56:42 MDT Print View

You guys have impressive gear rooms! I have a gear-door, along with a gear-under-bedside-cabinet.

gear door

gear cabinet

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: Gore Range
Re: Lets see your GEAR ROOMS!! on 04/24/2014 19:14:53 MDT Print View

Bout time I hop on this train. My extra room has no guest bed. There's 3 different sleeping pads in the house to choose from.

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Edited by timdcy on 04/24/2014 19:17:37 MDT.

Maggie Harlan
(MaggieMaeFlower) - F

Locale: Ohio
Re: Re: Gear Shelf on 04/26/2014 21:13:59 MDT Print View

Yep, Ikea Ivar storage system.