Several new pieces of gear!!!!

7:41 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Today I got home and ogled my new First Ascent Cloud Layer 1/4 zip that I got on sale for 24 bux; my REI Taku E-Vent  pants that I got for about 100 (30%) coupon); OR Alpin gaiters; Eddie Bauer 550 fill Down Yukon 1943 replica jacket! AND it sn't even CHRISTMAS YET!

7:46 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Gotta love it. By all means keep buying more gear. 

One can never have enough. ;)

8:09 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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My question is which one of you addicts would have a reaction if you couldn't buy another piece of gear?      LOL 

8:21 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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I do not have a problem with buying gear; I only have a problem when I run out of gear to buy. ;)

9:23 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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I think I would break out in hives.  OR I would find MUSIC to buy....or ELECTRONICS to buy..... or cry.

9:26 p.m. on December 17, 2011 (EST)
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Here is a fun part for me also, denis: I got pretty heavy during my sedentary years. As a result, coming into this whole active again thing, I had to buy mostly men's stuff for size. But now I get to buy some girl-ier things. That is a milestone in my progress as well! I have thought it would be nice to have a line of TRUE active wear for large girls. If I had money, I would do it....but I spent it all on gear.

12:45 a.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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Have you people learned nothing from this thread. I would lecture you some more but I need to run down to the outfitters, they have a sale on. 

12:58 a.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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It gets worse.....I just conducted an inventory for the trek.......I way over bought......way.

1:11 a.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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No you didn't.  You just need to book a second trip or upgrade this one.

1:53 a.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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ocalacomputerguy said:

No you didn't.  You just need to book a second trip or upgrade this one.

 This one is 21 days. I do hope to book a Kilimanjaro in future though!

12:42 p.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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OOOoooooohhh yeeeeah baby

2:09 p.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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Set up a fund for your Kilimanjaro trip so you can buy the Maasai spears, coverings, carvings, and velvet paintings from the street vendors . Oh, and you have to go to the tanzanite shop and get a custom-made ring and necklace made for you on the spot. Plus the super-telephoto you will need to photograph the critters on the photosafari you go on before and/or after your hike up Kili (it is a hike, not a climb, which you  should be in good shape for after your Nepal trek). I have a good contact for you to arrange the Kili/safari trek (Barb and I did the whole thing including airfare for $7000 for the two of us, including all meals and the new lens I bought for the DSLR, and got superior guides/cook/porters).


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8:41 p.m. on December 18, 2011 (EST)
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BillS: I like your style!

I just had lunch with my bro: Here is the post everest tri[ list BEFORE Kili:

Shasta

Baker

Machu Pichu

SO BRING ON THE GEAR!

2:31 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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just loaded up with an Omega Pacific Mountain Axe, some Asolo Titan GV mountaineering boots, Komperdell Mountaineer Snowshoes, an Alps Mountaineering Phoenix 2 tent, a Jansport Salish Cloudripper climbing pack, an Alps Mountaineering Slick Rock 0 deg Primaloft sleeping bag, a Platypus 4 liter gravity feed water filter, a Princeton Tec Quad headlamp, a Lowe Alpine Crossvent Centro 35+10 overnight pack, Carlisle eVent compression bags, SD down booties, and a bunch of Nikwax products to take care of all the new stuff! Many reviews are on the Horizon! BD Sabertooth Semi-Auto crampons in the mail!

Speaking of "Kili", my son and I started summiting peaks each year since he turned 10. Elevation range, by thousand, correlates directly to his age. This year we hit San Gorgonio at 11,500. Next year a peak in the 12's (Humphrey's Peak North of Flagstaff), a 13k peak in the Sierra's at age 13, and so on, unitl he is 19 and we do a 2 week ministry trip followed by a summit of Kili. Havin' a blast so far.

3:51 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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karen if buying gear gives you the motivation to do what you are going to do and have done so far. More people need to do the same thing. Also if you do start a line of outdoor gear towards larger individuals I hope it works.

6:39 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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Thanks Denis......I am stoked. OH Just selected this piece of gear too:

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This is to get ready for the Courage Classic in Washington: Ride Snoqualmie Pass, Blweitt Pass and Steven's Pass on a three day event.

8:35 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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I'm in the same boat as Rick!

10:18 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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rob5073 said:

I'm in the same boat as Rick!

 I already have a kayak....but I don't have a BOAT yet.....

11:08 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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You think hiking gear costs money?  Boats ARE holes in the water you throw buckets of money into. 

11:14 p.m. on December 19, 2011 (EST)
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I'll stick with hiking, kayaking, biking, golfing, climbing.......Not much time for anything else!

10:34 p.m. on December 20, 2011 (EST)
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ocala's right on the money with that one.

As I was told by the dealer that I bought my boat from

Boat stands for:

Bust Out Another Thousand

Yeah they be lotsa fun but seems like its always something needing fixed.

 

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