/ Outdoor Equipment Storage
I know this could include a vast range of equipment in various shapes and sizes(i.e. tents, ice axes to compass, boots).
Where do you store it at home?
i.e. - bag, plastic box, cupboard etc.
How much space does it take up?
Do you split it into different types of equipment?
Same place I store everything else - in a pile on the floor.
Well, with the exception of the kayak, which lives in a pile of its own in the garage due to being too big to fit in the flat.
> Same place I store everything else - in a pile on the floor.
Just the one (floor)?
I manage to pretty much carpet three rooms with outdoor equipment and clothing. The actual inventory simply evolves through the seasons.
Walking and camping kit in piles on floor.
Climbing kit hung on hooks on back of a door to let air Circulate.
Small bits of kit in a boot bag in bedroom. Outdoor clothes hung in wardrobe or in chest of drawers.
Down I either hung or in storage bags that don't compress it.
Ice axe under the bed (actually hung up under the stairs).
My Other half hates that I store so much stuff there, also have some of the kids stuff there too so it doesn't look like its all my stuff!
I have massive built in cupboards across an entire wall in the spare room so that is where the gear lives. Everything from ropes to sleeping bags and tents. All the sleeping bags are packed in loose bags or pillow cases the tents are packed, the ropes and climbing gear is packed into big plastic tubs and clothing all hung up.
It takes a lot of room (4x2.7 mē) but the financial consequences alone, of buggering it up are great enough to make sure i do it right, let alone the consequences of nackering some life saving gear.
Ottoman bed - it is amazing how much you can fit in it!
> I have massive built in cupboards across an entire wall in the spare room so that is where the gear lives. Everything from ropes to sleeping bags and tents. All the sleeping bags are packed in loose bags or pillow cases the tents are packed, the ropes and climbing gear is packed into big plastic tubs and clothing all hung up.
Very similar here. Have a spare room next to the utility room, tiled it all out, hung a creel from the roof on fitted a load of racking across one wall. Then built a big cupboard around the racking.
Big plastic boxs - one for climbing gear, one for clothes, one for camping stuff etc.
Sleeping bags are on top of the wardrobe.
Snowsports stuff in a corner.
Same for me.
Or in a big storage bucket.
At 2:37 Conrad talks about a Krab and US Army issue peg belonging to Muggs. Would that be Muggs Stump? Anyone know what happened to him?
Ah, just Googled him - very sad. He was a giant of a man with an equally large heart.
I'm lucky. I have an outbuilding devoted to my outdoor gear, climbing/canoeing/skiing/ etc.,
Elsewhere on the site
The Women's Mountain Equipment Cho Oyu Jacket is the perfect choice for female mountaineers an explorers who... Read more
The Kendal Mountain Festival 2014 proved once again to be a busy and inspiring four days of films, photos, music, art... Read more
2012 saw the release of the beautiful first volume of definitive Yorkshire Gritstone climbing, produced by the YMC with Robin... Read more
Skiing Baffin’s couloirs has been on my to do list ever since I saw Andrew McLean and Brad Barlage’s inspirational... Read more
Backpackers want an extremely liveable and lightweight tent at good price. MSR answers the call with the Elixir 2 tent and... Read more