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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/22/2013 20:12:54 MDT Print View

So I was rooting around my gear room, trying to get it straightened up a bit, and I came across something rolled up that I didn't quite remember. Unrolled it to find an MLD Superlight bivy, 3L eVent top, 4" extra girth to accommodate thicker winter pads and winter quilts! I had to go through my purchase history on Ron's site to figure out exactly what it was! Bought it in 2010. Probably hasn't been used since its first winter.

Finding stuff like that makes cleaning up fun.

You find anything fun lately?

bivy1

bivy2

Edited by idester on 06/22/2013 20:16:27 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/22/2013 21:18:52 MDT Print View

The fact that you could have forgotten an event bivy leaves me with class 10 gear envy.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
"Cool gear find - in my own house!" on 06/22/2013 21:29:47 MDT Print View

I have for gotten my wife's birthday, sometimes forget that work pays the bills (since no one sponsors my hobby).

Since you have obviously abused this gear by not giving it fresh mountain air. I will have to report you to the gear police!

HOW could you forget an MLD Event Bivy? ; )

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/22/2013 21:33:44 MDT Print View

This post shows me that you have too much gear.

Richard R
(alaskaoneday) - MLife

Locale: Northern CA
Since you didn't even know you still had it.... on 06/22/2013 21:58:34 MDT Print View

I will gladly take it off your hands. You won't even miss it!

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/22/2013 22:47:39 MDT Print View

I'll bet they find Jimmy Hoffa in your closet next week.

Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
So... on 06/22/2013 23:35:44 MDT Print View

...has this turned into a for sale listing yet? :P

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/22/2013 23:40:05 MDT Print View

"I'll bet they find Jimmy Hoffa in your closet next week."

That's why the bivy had 4" extra girth.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/23/2013 06:22:35 MDT Print View

Doug

Do you have next weeks Michigan lottery numbers?

Reggie Garrett
(regarrett) - M

Locale: Lost in the mountains
bivy on 06/23/2013 06:31:17 MDT Print View

You just saved over $200 on your bivy! How sweet.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: You find anything fun lately? on 06/23/2013 07:55:10 MDT Print View

This could never happen to me. I'm such a compulsive minimalist that anything that sits unused for a year gets donated unless I have some future plan in mind for it.

My wife on the other hand seems to have hoarding tendencies. There is so much stuff piled up in the closets that, for all I know, she could have a full grown African elephant hidden in there and we'd never find it.

She's going to be away for the week, and I'm looking forward to the chance to do some serious purging of unused kids clothes and toys. Makes me smile evilly just thinking about it.

Don't get rid of that bivy just yet though. It's a fast and light adventure just waiting to happen.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: re: You find anything fun lately? on 06/23/2013 09:08:51 MDT Print View

I hear you Ike.

My wife has more shoes than Imelda Marcos.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/23/2013 10:16:13 MDT Print View

I have a weird synchronicity with this. I've been doing some house cleaning and I couldn't find my old BPL quantum x bivy:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/vapr_pertex_quantum_ultralight_bivy_sack_r.html#.UccdNpzeISk

which was disturbing me. Then 4 or 5 days ago I got the brilliant idea to look in my tarp tent sack, and viola. There it was together with a few Douglas Fir cones, a bunch of pine needles and some dirt. Must be a case where I put the sack aside intending to clean it after a shower, or a night's sleep, and then forgot I had not. Guess the moral of the story is that if you have a bad memory clean you gear right away.

I am feeling suitably guilty about not using this recently, let alone forgetting where it was. I will have to use it a bunch this summer to make up for it.

Edited by millonas on 06/23/2013 10:19:40 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: re: You find anything fun lately? on 06/23/2013 10:19:35 MDT Print View

"Don't get rid of that bivy just yet though. It's a fast and light adventure just waiting to happen."

I am, actually, thinking of getting rid of it. The bivy I knew I had is a TiGoat bug net bivy, modded to be the size of the Raven instead of Ptarmigan. I'd use that for any fast and light adventure waiting to happen!

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
obsolete on 06/23/2013 11:31:32 MDT Print View

you cant use that thing ... its WAY too heavy and obsolete ... since marginally lighter gear has come out the last few years

;)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: obsolete on 06/23/2013 11:52:51 MDT Print View

"you cant use that thing ... its WAY too heavy and obsolete"

Ah, but eric, I'm also way too heavy and obsolete, it's a perfect match.....

Chad Poindexter
(Stick) - F

Locale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Didn't work for me... on 06/23/2013 12:52:23 MDT Print View

After reading this I decided to clean up and reorganize my own gear...in hopes of uncovering my own hidden treasure. In the end though, all I found was some cut up pieces of shock cord, scraps of tooling foil, bent paperclips and some empty Ziplocs... sigh....

However, now all my gear is put back in its place (for now...) and my wife is happy it is not lying all around the house! :)

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Score! on 06/23/2013 13:24:49 MDT Print View

I just vacuumed the couch cushions for the first time in a few months.

Found 47 cents, a pencil (definite JMT potential), a Snickers wrapper, various and assorted detritus, two jelly beans, a Chouinard Pyramid Tent (new with tags), a Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle cap, and a pair of glacier goggles labeled T. Norgay.

Definitely gotta go check under my mattress.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
My clean out score! on 06/23/2013 13:35:43 MDT Print View

Just found two more silnylon scraps and some grosgrain I bought a while back.
Hopefully just enough for a summer tarp for my BPWD Minimalist 1! Win!

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: Cool gear find - in my own house! on 06/23/2013 14:30:28 MDT Print View

This is disturbing on art least three levels:

1) you have a gear room
2) The gear room has so much gear in it that you don't know what you got.
3) You can have a sweet bivy like that and not remember it

I think there are 12 steps in your future.