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toesalad+

Great post.

I have found in the past that the less time that I spent in the outdoors, the more I obsess about gear. Probably because when I am not outdoors, the only thing I can do stir my outdoor passions is think about and buy the gear I will use the next time I will go. That is probably why outdoors forums and blogs have so much talk about material things.

A solution for me has been to channel that energy into something productive instead. In the past, I played around with making alcohol stoves, or tried my hand an making/sewing new things. Now days most of that energy goes into Outsidways.

  • posted Fri Jul 15, 2016 @ 16:41

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adventurebert

Excellent idea on the alcohol stoves and sewing! I'd rather spend my time being "productive" if I can't be outside. :)

  • posted Sun Jul 17, 2016 @ 23:37

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