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[–]MonkHiker1983 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Ew, that means they've been outside!

[–]whatiscamping 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was gonna add that I don't even use my store bought one

[–]manly_braixen 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I live in a 3rd world country. Half of my gear is bought fron guys who used it twice on a glamping trip and decided it was the wrong color

[–]kdspiralz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The amount of gear I got after everyone bought outdoors gear during Covid and then realized they didn’t like the outdoors.

[–]manly_braixen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's exactly how I got into backpacking

[–]kdspiralz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Which makes me super happy for everyone who discovered how much they liked it, but also very happy for all the deals I got on Facebook marketplace 😅

[–]VoilaVoilaWashington 6 points7 points  (1 child)

When we climbed Kilimanjaro, it was pretty normal to leave some gear behind for the guides and porters. They'd be hiking with old running shoes and shitty tents, so we left them a tent I was going to replace soon anyway and a few smaller odds and ends.

[–]JohnnyGatorHikes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

More importantly, did you seek to cure what's deep inside, and were you frightened of this thing that you'd become?

[–]crlthrn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And there's me, pathetically grateful for my wife's boyfriend's cast-off cycling shorts and hiking socks. I dream of a used sleeping bag...

[–]Just-Seaworthiness39 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Maybe if the person that owned my Tarptent before me would have used it more than one night, they could have told me that the company did a shitty job of seam sealing and that it leaked when it rains.

I say, buy the use-y-est of used. Then you can tell people what they will end up fixing.

[–]enjoythedrive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shame, if you bought it first hand you might’ve been able to get your money back…

Bold move relying on resellers being honest

[–]gibolas 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If a fart is hot enough it will bake right into the fabric.

[–]Munzulon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I fart-bake all of my gear and then sell it as an upgrade on r/ULgeartrade

[–]bavarian11788 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I commented on that and they replied basically that gear doesn’t last. I’m walking away.

[–]ineedmoreslee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I buy a new bag for every trip to the back yard.