The junk carried after carrying junk for a long time...... And other random thoughts.

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  1. A4VC

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    It's been a year and some change since this thread started. Been thinking back over the past year and contemplating the stuff carried on a daily basis. Came to this conclusion. Nothing has changed.

    Yes, a PM2 was replaced when the original was gifted to another, and refilled the pen a couple times. Same goes with the notebooks. Other than that, still carrying the exact same stuff as a year ago.

    Didn't make a conscious decision not to try anything new, or to stick with items consciously for some monkish reason, it's just that there is nothing out there that imho is actually game changing, life altering, etc. The stuff carried is either used every day or serves a purpose that makes it worth while to lug around.

    Until something truly revolutionary comes along, like phasers, or something changes drastically in my life, I don't really see anything changing.

    Some may say I'm stagnant or boring. I think I am intimately familiar with every piece of gear carried and it all has a purpose that fits my lifestyle.

    Yes, there are pieces of gear out there that are more aesthetically pleasing, maybe slightly better in performance, but does the increase in cost outweigh the minimal increase in perceived performance? Am I capable of appreciating that increase in performance? For me, probably not. Furthermore, the difference in cost makes them either out of my financial reach or, at least in my case, would make them unusable for fear of damage or loss. So in my particular situation, and since they wouldn't be used, their performance would be drastically reduced.

    Don't get me wrong here folks, NOT disparaging anyone else's kit out there in the least, I just recognize the items currently carried fit my lifestyle, needs and budget.
     
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    @A4VC nothing wrong with living by the words: if it ain't broke don't fix it...
     
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    Sounds perfectly logical to me. :cool:
     
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    I got into this game to find the ultimate EDC. The gear which I would carry for the next decade. Aside from the knife which is quite there yet, I think I've pretty much reached that goal. Gear may wear out and get replaced but the gear lust has been winding all the way down. I'm a user not a collector and I really like what I have for a no nonsense, no stress carry.
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of my mentality.

    I still kind of feel like I must be turning into that old curmudgeon with no teeth, you know the one, that's like, "Well lemme tell yah! Ah remembah ya young whippersnappah, back in 1982, ah found me this heah same pocket knife jus laying in da street like sum lost lazy dog! All that newfangled stuff is jus gahbage! They don't make um like dey usetah. Dis heah knife,,, It's done stabbed me tree burgurlas n skint me 6 cats, lemme tell ya, an it's jus fine!"

    Still have my teeth though. Well, most of them.

    Kind of on the same topic. I knew an old WWII vet who did very well for himself who's since passed away☹️. He had a gun room with at least 150 very high end hunting rifles including a few Double Rifles worth $$$$. His go to rifle? Never saw him with anything but his old issued M1 Garand. And man....could he shoot it!
     
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    Still waiting to see the knife!
     
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    I read the first part in the worst hillbilly accent ever:D

    And those m1 Garands, to this they're still sought after by big game hunters, bears, elk, animals in that size so i'm not surprised...
     
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    I meant to write that I haven't quite settled on the perfect EDC knife yet. If you were referring to the mystery knife. I'm uploading the pics as we speak. :D
     
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    Was referring to the mystery knife! Completely impressed with how it turned out! Now it falls into my category of, "Too nice to use!" Enjoy it in good health my friend!
     
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    It will be used I'm afraid. User not collector. :) Thanks though!
     
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    I want to see the first scratch on the blade and first on the wood. Once both are scratched, it's just a knife!
     
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    When my feet are up to it, you're on!
     
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    Cool, where were you?
     
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    Carlsbad Caverns NP.

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