Column: The struggles of a gear head


An hour after I looked around my living room and declared that I had pretty much anything I could need for the outdoors, I was back on Amazon. You know how it goes, you get to a place in your gear ownership that feels just right, but the porridge eventually cools. This is when perceived deficiencies drip into the consciousness.
“I could _______ if I had ________.”
It’s easy to justify purchases when you add safety and comfort to the equation.
“These waders kinda leak and water can cause hypothermia, so better get new ones.”
Sure some Aquaseal is $6.99, but how can you turn down an excuse for new waders?

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