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Thread: Talkback: Sustainability - Just Make Less Stuff!

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    I replace worn out shells only but do get the best, most reliable or durable fabric I can. Latest is PrOshell with light and tough fabric Asgard jack from,Berghaus. Last was 6 years, b4 it 10-15 years. Can't afford shells on whom.

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    Others like me too.

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    My friend Dave is 75 and has collected 2 wardrobes + of walking gear over the past 2 decades. That includes an entire drawer full of socks. His collection goes back to the days of Damart etc. I'm hoping to avoid ending up in the same position. That said the quest for comfort on the hills has me reaching for the wallet more often that I'd like.

    Comfort = breathability in my case

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    There's an easy cure for Gear Acquisition Syndrome - you buy a load of gucci, expensive lightweight kit, then it all fails or wears out prematurely, and you go back to heavier, tougher kit that lasts a long time. This longevity, coupled with your newly acquired scepticism, helps you to break the habit.

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    Or you buy the latest gucci kit!

    Tougher, lighter, better, etc.......... or so they say.

    I get kit that's light, yes, but not stupidly light, so more like a Middle to Light weight user.

    I've gone the LW route, not totally for me. I like a bit more comfort. If anything I've gone back to slightly heavier kit, the extra weight at most adds a Kg. but I'm happier that I'll be more comfortable and not worrying that my gear's not at, or past the limit itcan cope with.

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    I'm similar in my approach - I guess I follow a fairly conventional style and just keep the weight down. It probably is a more eco-friendly approach as you don't get rid of your kit when the new, lighter model comes along. It's also worth looking for gear that will do in a wide range of situations, like a 3 season sleeping bag, rather than an ultralight summer one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike fae Dundee View Post

    £500 a week in benefits?!!!!

    WTF am i working?
    Some feckin' Daily Mail reader has hacked Mike's account

    Not hacked, Jake.

    I may be a socialist, but i can't defend someone getting the equivalent of 35/40K for sitting on their arse. Why would they ever take a job?

    A 'civilised' society should always make sure vulnerable folk are housed, kept warm, and fed. They shouldn't have a better lifestyle than folk who are actually working.

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    What Mike said

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    Well said!

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