Post by rachelsdad on Apr 15, 2020 1:02:51 GMT -8
We're moving! Yay...er...maybe yay, what a PITA. 61 years old and being the typical contrarian...moving into a larger OLD house which needs, shall we say, a bit of work. No relaxing patio home for us.
I have had, and will continue to have, the luxury of a good amount of storage space but I've developed some sloppy habits over the years as well as having amassed way too much stuff...so given the opportunity, I'm looking to rethink the whole gear closet set up.
90% of gear is BP related, other is paddling accessories, (paddles are with boat in garage).
I've kept my sleeping bags in the garage for years...but I always felt like they absorb humidity...as well as tents, pads and back packs. All other accessories (smaller stuff), are in house.
I'd like to keep all together and there is a huge room that houses the laundry with old wood shelving that goes 11' high...yup 11' ceiling height in basement. Wife has given me blessing to keep all there. 9 "compartments" of racking. Nice dry room. Doubt I'll use 1/4 of the space...and I have a lot of stuff!
I've kept my down bags in their storage sacks but have wondered about hanging. The first set of shelves are about 5.5' above the floor. Thoughts of hanging under the shelf vs. just placing on shelf in sack...and if hanging what would be used for hangers? I've seen special ones at EMS and LL Bean.
I've always had a covered plastic tub filled with my most often used base gear but everything else is just kind of...there.
What I would really appreciate would be pix of your gear storage solutions plus ideas for "sectioning" or organizing.
As an aside, while sorting through I see I have a 4 screw on canister stoves, (fun how they got smaller over the years), 1 Optimus Stella canister stove, (wow been using that over 15 years!), 2 white gas and probably 163 alkys, (mostly home made), not to mention 4 full cooksets, (2 MSR Blacklights...why??), Stainless set, etc, 2 titanium pots, (darned Steep N Cheep) 7 sporks, plastic, titanium, aluminum coffee pots, Lexan French presses, coffee cones..too much stuff to think about. Probably be listing some for sale!
Thanks in advance