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06-06-2011, 23:44
tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. do you own? Just recently got into the hiking community and it seems you can always get better. Also after what point do you start to unload some stuff?

Sierra Echo
06-06-2011, 23:46
I have two sleeping bags, two tents and four backpacks. I don't unload stuff EVER. Im bound to be hoarder one day!

map man
06-07-2011, 00:02
I've been backpacking for five years and haven't duplicated much yet. I have a warm weather sleeping bag and a cold weather sleeping bag. I have a z-lite sleeping pad and just bought a neo-air to try. I have two sets of rain jacket and pants because I was disappointed in the Frogg Toggs I originally tried. One backpack. One tarptent. I tend to research the heck out of something before I buy it and then stick with it.

06-07-2011, 00:06
two sleeping bags, one hammock, one tent, three backpacks...

06-07-2011, 00:15
2 sleeping bags & 2 quilts
3 tents & 1 tarp (+ a couple of car camping tents)
5 backpacks
4 air pads & 4 ccf pads

I am starting to get a collection...and have only sold a couple of items....

06-07-2011, 00:31
I have camping gear and backpacking gear. While I can use backpacking gear for camping, I don't use camping gear for backpacking (too heavy). I'm always on the lookout for new lighter, durable equipment for backpacking and when I find something to replace an item in my base load, I either sell the replaced item, give it away or move it to my camping gear. Some items are so durable and light weight they will probably be never replaced.

Feral Bill
06-07-2011, 00:57
Personal or the whole family? My kids have a bunch.

06-07-2011, 03:07
tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. do you own? Just recently got into the hiking community and it seems you can always get better. Also after what point do you start to unload some stuff?

2 tents But, have about 3-4 I can get loaned to me though with a ph call. I'd have them in 3 days if needed. Thinking about another one though. Stay off BPL!
2 tarps Seriously, thinking about adding a third though. They are my go-to shelters
2 bivies
1 hammock Got to retrofit that to a lower wt though.
4 sleeping bags But, I could get two DEEP freeze(-20 and -40, one down one synthetic) loaned to me in a heartbeat though.
4 backpacks Two the same for typical 3 season thrus. One smaller volume for weekends, maybe 3 day outings, or day hikes. One monster 2 wk backcountry in winter indestructable model. All are betwen 2 and 8 ozs made from the not yet publically released Super Duper Mega Ultra Light virtual reality fabric reverse engineered from the crashed UFO found near Roswell NM.

And five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree

I have got to get out and hike soon!

Uh humm, I sometimes break this universal law of Dogwood's hiking galaxy but I try to not buy, eek too much, gear on a whim or amassing gear I rarely or never use. Too many other worthy hikers needing gear that I would like to bestow upon them. Caveat: I don't think I currently have anything to bestow.

Rocket Jones
06-07-2011, 06:27
When I seriously started hiking again a few years ago, I had to replace almost all of my gear because it was old, heavy and worn-out.

2 tents. 1 for backpacking, 1 for camping.
1 quilt.
3 pads. I upgraded from a Thermarest Traillite to the Trekker, and I have a ccf to add in cold weather.
2 backpacks. 1 for multi-day, one for day hikes.

I'm looking at a new tarp, new hammock, and maybe a down quilt sometime in the future.

06-07-2011, 07:58
2 tents - 1 for backpacking, 1 for festival season
2 cook sets - again 1 for backpacking, 1 for festival season/in the vanagon
2 flashlights - 1 for backpacking, 1 (lantern) for festival season
2 stoves - both for backpacking, 1 specifically (wisperlite) for festival season
..that's it for duplicates.

06-07-2011, 08:01
I have basically 2 of everything it seems. Well except for the the things I have 3 of! I don't sell things either, I loan out stuff a lot to my nephews in Scouts and with 3 boys of my own getting older, we'll need more. I'm reoutfitting after a long lay off and having lots of fun. The WWW has made it too easy!

06-07-2011, 08:05
I replaced my old 6 1/2 lb Eureka tent a few years back with a 2lb4oz big Agnes flycreek ul2. I still have the eureka, thinking that maybe someday down the road, ill have need for an inferior tent 3 times as heavy.The only things I can dispose of aftr replacing are boots, and even then, only after theyve been deemed a biological hazard.

06-07-2011, 08:55
My stuff is about as simple as I can get it. I only have one pack that does everything (day hikes, thru hikes, trail work, grocery hauling, airplane carry-on), one shelter, one excellent three season bag, one pad, no stove or cookware, and a small first-aid and essentials kit. When it's time for a trip, it takes five minutes to pack. The same stuff works on bicycle, boat, and car camping trips. I only have one pair of shoes right now, too. Simple is good, and affordable.

mister krabs
06-07-2011, 09:07
I have car/canoe camping stuff and backpacking stuff. I can fully outfit the family for heavy camping and can outfit myself and my son for hiking. 2 tents, 3 packs, 2 down 3 season bags, 2 synth camping bags, 4 self inflating mattresses of varying thicknesses and sizes, 1 tarp.

Car camping gear is in rubbermaid tubs, canoe camping stuff fills a duluth pack, hiking gear fits in a Golite Jam with room to spare.

06-07-2011, 11:37
2 tents 3 sleeping bags 1 pack

Feral Bill
06-07-2011, 11:38
For the family of 4 (two grown kids), 4 tents, 10 sleeping bags (2 outgrown by kids), 3 Sveas, one Optimus 111b, 3 sets of cookware, numerous pads, 3 tarps, 5 packs (not including daypacks and book bags). This does not count items worn out and discarded over the years. Lots of old school gear that is as good or better than "modern" stuff.

06-07-2011, 12:12
I have 3 tents
7 sleeping bags and 3 sleeping pads
6 backpacks
3 stoves ( not including homemade)
2 water filters
10 nalgene bottles
3 raincoats
3 rainpants
2 down jackets
stacks and stacks of capilene
4 pairs of boots/ shoes
3 cookpots
Plus loads of other crap

06-07-2011, 15:48
two sleeping bags
three tents
four packs
three stoves

I'm like most who have backpacking kit and then heavier/bigger car/canoe/basecamp kit. Keep my gear for awhile - in DEC just got rid of my 1978 Northface internal frame pack that I used in Europe back in the day.

06-07-2011, 16:09
4: 2 tarp tents, 1 tarp, 1 tent
4: 2 sleeping bags, 2 quilts...although one of those sleeping bags was never really serviceable
4 backpacks if you don't count bookbags and my motorcycle pack

One trying to sell the tarp, the good sleeping bag, and maybe 2 packs.

06-07-2011, 17:17
Could be interested in a tarp if people are looking to get rid of them.

06-07-2011, 18:34
My tarp is 10'x12' and made with 200D fabric, so it's not light. It's tough as hell though. I'll pm you some details.

06-07-2011, 18:59
Oops, I just deleted some pm's.

06-07-2011, 21:09
I have 3 tents
7 sleeping bags and 3 sleeping pads
6 backpacks
3 stoves ( not including homemade)
2 water filters
10 nalgene bottles
3 raincoats
3 rainpants
2 down jackets
stacks and stacks of capilene
4 pairs of boots/ shoes
3 cookpots
Plus loads of other crap

Sounds like you are a prime canidate for attendance at a Hikers Anonymous meeting.

What's with the Nalgene collection? 7 sleeping bags!

My gear purchases become unmanageable. I had lost all gear accumulating control. I needed to make amends......

You have a genetic predisposition to accumulating hiking gear, you know! You probably have a family history of gear accumulation problems! There's help for you though if you go to meetings.

06-07-2011, 22:22
tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. do you own?

I don't really know.

06-07-2011, 22:25
It can get a little hard to classify some items because they were made for different uses. Like I could say I have 5 rain jackets, but one was my military issue parka, the second is for around town, the third and fourth are only used when riding my motorcycle, which leaves the fifth that is used for hiking. More to the point about pads, I could say I have 5 pads, but one is only for car camping, the second is for 4th season hiking, the third is a blue Walmart pad that's good for the desert, the fourth is a 3-season air mattress, and the fifth is a thin ultralight foam pad that will supplement the previous pad or when it's very warm. And the list goes on.

I do have a lot of footwear thanks to my feet growing over the last few years. I've been trying to sell the lightly used shoes, but I still have at least 8 pairs of hiking footwear, with 5 of them still large enough for me to hike in...and then there are all the military and motorcycle boots, plus a couple sandals, a couple running shoes, overboots, snowshoes, crampons, microspikes, stabilicers... This makes sense though, because while I'm not directly related to Imelda Marcos, I am half filipino.

06-08-2011, 01:13
It would appear that we are all "guilty as charged." I was rather hoping I wasn't the only one.

I have
2 tents (a 4 person and a 2 person)
2 sleeping bags (a rectangular and a mummy)
1 backpack (I only recently gave away my old one to someone who wanted an
external frame)
1 daypack
several cooking pots and pans - kept trying to go lighter
3 stoves - two need work, one is new, and lighter
too many headlamps to count (I misplace them, then find them again)
3 sleeping pads - trying to get comfortable here
2 camp chairs - used only when kayak camping

I think my next "big" purchase is going to be a good down sleeping bag. I also need a down coat.

Hey - what are gear stores for? ; - o

06-08-2011, 01:18
P.S. I have a brand new pair of boots I got at a rediculously low price (store went out of business) several years ago. I figured my "old" boots would wear out eventually. They just haven't yet!

06-08-2011, 01:25
It looks like Im off to a good start but with a bunch of "hoarders" my collection isnt that bad.

I have...
4 sleeping bags, 3 liners
2 tents (1 for hiking, 1 for car camping)
2 sleeping pads and 3 foam pads
2 stoves
8+ headlamps
3 backpacks (2 UL and 1 daypack)
1 set of trek poles

and then a bunch of misc hiking/camping stuff

06-20-2011, 16:33
4 tents
2 sleeping bags
5 backpacks
3 stoves
2 water filters
7 rain jackets
4 rain pants
2 vests
1 wind jacket
3 pr. boots

This is all for AT and alpine climbing.

I never get rid of anything--you never know....

06-20-2011, 18:33
four tarps (2 are flat, 1 is pyramid, 1 is poncho), bivy, 3 sleeping bags, at least 10 backpacks, 2 stoves

06-20-2011, 21:04
12 pair of socks
11 unused maildrops
10 tent stakes
9 sleeping pads
8 cartridges for my filter
7 brochures of awesome gear, that i can't afford
6 hiking dogs
5 sets of guide books
4 backpacks
3 treking poles:-?
2 sleeping bags
1 dog leash

06-20-2011, 21:10
I wonder if the absence of 10-K's list is due to the fact that he is still tallying all his recent new gear purchases, that had us all jealous!

06-20-2011, 22:10
When I went to college and then the Marine Corps, my younger brother and sister " borrowed" my backpacking gear, never to be seen again. It took me awhile to get over it (silently and without complaining) but now, 30 years later I know that that stuff would be pretty useless to me so I am glad that they got some use out of it and I was able to do lots of "backpacking" Marine Corps style.
Maybe my experience might benefit someone reading this though - if you are leaving for an extended period, you may want to specify what is to be done with your things (or consider hiding them).

I now have two boys in Scouts and we backpack on Scout trips and on our own. I currently have 7 backpacking tents in my house. We are interested in hammocks now too. Sleeping bags number 10. We each have high quality backpacks and I have an assortment of stoves, etc.

Visitors have commented that our house looks like a sporting goods store and I would certainly be significantly wealthier if not for all of our backpacking, hunting, fishing, cycling, kayaking and other gear but no price can be put on the value of some of the experiences that we have had using this gear and ours does get used, often.

06-21-2011, 16:36
8 tents - one 1 person, five 2 person, one 3 person and one 4 person.
4 sleeping bags - 0, 20, 30, 40 degrees
7 pads - one for me, one for my GF, three for dogs and two spares/loaners.
7 packs - three internals, one external and three day packs.
more Nalgene type bottles and cookware than I can count right now.
2 stoves - but don't really need anything but the Jetboil.
Lots of rain gear
etc etc
I don't sell much of what I have, I'm a collector, but have been thinking of unloading some packs that I know I won't use again. But the tents I usually rotate (1 and 2 person) which one I bring. I love em all.
And this list will always be growing. I can't stop....