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Wandering Equipment

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Offline dprather

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Wandering Equipment
« on: March 06, 2019, 06:26:03 PM »
Do any others of you suffer from the dreaded Wandering Equipment, essential backpacking stuff that is misplaced/lost by their wives in their on-going attempt to erase every presence of their husbands from their houses?

What have you tried?

What works?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 06:46:25 PM »
My wife calls it the museum but it keeps everything confined (mostly).  It is up in my office.

temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline Jalco

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:02:27 PM »
I have a cabinet in the laundry room for my small items - stoves, water filters, platypus, etc.  Tent and sleeping pad are stored on a shelf in our bedroom closet.  Sleeping bags were hanging in our bedroom closet, until kids moved out, then everything moved upstairs to a closet in my son's bedroom.  Backpack in up there as well.
Since I'm pretty confident none of my brood is moving back, I'm contemplating converting one of the rooms into a man cave where I could consolidate all my "stuff" (not just camping gear).

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:03:21 PM »
Several years ago, I built separate His and Hers storage sheds behind our house. Thatís probably one of the main reasons my wife and I are still married.


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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 08:07:52 PM »
The flaw in the plan is that every year our family takes a winter holiday trip to Albuquerque to visit Grandma. And to play in the snow in the nearby mountains (Iím not saying which is the most important). All of our cold-weather-and-snow gear gets packed up into two traveling bins for the drive. It sometimes takes me weeks to wrangle all my stuff afterward.


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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 08:18:59 PM »
Several years ago, I built separate His and Hers storage sheds behind our house. Thatís probably one of the main reasons my wife and I are still married.


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This is almost a good idea.  It is a start toward completely different dwellings.  After 42 years...
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 09:23:52 PM »
Several years ago, I built separate His and Hers storage sheds behind our house. Thatís probably one of the main reasons my wife and I are still married.


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This is almost a good idea.  It is a start toward completely different dwellings.  After 42 years...


🤣  Playing with fire there, Don.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 12:03:14 AM »
Several years ago, I built separate His and Hers storage sheds behind our house. Thatís probably one of the main reasons my wife and I are still married.


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This is almost a good idea.  It is a start toward completely different dwellings.  After 42 years...


🤣  Playing with fire there, Don.

Nooooooooo - I'm not to the point where I want to burn down the house around her... :willynilly: :pissed: :vomit: :banghead: :eusa_boohoo: :o :eusa_think:
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 07:03:36 AM »
I noticed less of my stuff throughout the house.  It just seemed to dwindle as the years went by.  I thought it would stop when we reached the 50/50 point but no, it kept dwindling.  Now I'm really hard pressed to find something of mine out in the open. 

I refuse to turn my garage into a "man cave" when I feel the whole house is MY man cave!!

Will finish this post later, I have to go move some stuff to the garage...

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 08:40:24 AM »
Do any others of you suffer from the dreaded Wandering Equipment, essential backpacking stuff that is misplaced/lost by their wives in their on-going attempt to erase every presence of their husbands from their houses?

What have you tried?

What works?

In a shocking number of instances in my own personal history, Wandering Equipment Syndrome is rapidly followed by the onset of Railing Accusation Fever and its perennially surprising sequel, Foot-In-Mouth Disease.   The only effective treatment is a healthy dose of Mea Culpa tonic.
"Ah, sure, I'm a gnawed old bone now, but say, don't you guys think the spirit's gone!"

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 09:12:18 AM »
Do any others of you suffer from the dreaded Wandering Equipment, essential backpacking stuff that is misplaced/lost by their wives in their on-going attempt to erase every presence of their husbands from their houses?

What have you tried?

What works?

In a shocking number of instances in my own personal history, Wandering Equipment Syndrome is rapidly followed by the onset of Railing Accusation Fever and its perennially surprising sequel, Foot-In-Mouth Disease.   The only effective treatment is a healthy dose of Mea Culpa tonic.

🤣🤣🤣 Been there! Fortunately itís not fatal.

So far.


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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 06:02:57 PM »
Let's not forget shea culpa. 

My trip got canceled due to the inability to find essential pieces of equipment.  Naturally, some (not all) has since been found ("Now I remember!").  My ESBIT stove was neatly stored among ancient LEGOS.

I feel certain that my best possibility for a trip with e son is now lost.

If I sound a bit despondent now, you should have heard me about an hour ago when I was curled up in a ball sobbing my eyes out as I put up all the stuff (much, no doubt, never to be seen again).
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 08:07:24 PM »
Quote
shea culpa
You do realize that's not actual Latin?
For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 08:14:50 PM »
I hope you are not actually saying your trip is off?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Wandering Equipment
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2019, 09:01:57 PM »
I hope you are not actually saying your trip is off?

D.O.N.E.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

 


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