It's the same game as taking too much stuff on a trip: "whatifitis". And there are those times when a real bargain comes up, but still fueled by the what-if factor.
I'm down to three packs and one is for sale. I'm down to three shelters including my car camping/2 person tent.
But the little things stick to me: water bottles, pocket knives, headlamps and flashlights, etc.
And then there are the clothing layer options. OMG! Cap1, Cap2, Cap3, R1, Power Stretch, 100w and 200w fleece, hoodies and oh yes, vests. And then there is 60g and 100g insulation and I do (horrors) actually own a down jacket--- but it is one of the JCP bargain basement goodies. But wait, the rain gear, the hats, the gloves, and never forget the SOCKS. Did I mention shoes? Button down shirts? Convertible pants and shorts? Soft shell bottoms? Helllllp meeeeee!
To wanna talk radios, photo gear, and oh yes binoculars?
The packs and shelters are easy :)