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  1. White Falcon

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    Just a question, not judging anyone!!!
    Most pic's on this site and others where people show their gear, the gear looks new, never used. Is it that they only take old pic's of new gear to post.
    Like I said not judging.
     
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    I think most people when they get a piece of gear take it out, try it out, and take pictures of it. Then you don't see that many pictures of it unlessthen if it gets pictured it's more incidentally during outings.

    Also many people are constantly searching for the best gear and figuring out exactly what they want so we may have 10+ knives but really three of them get used a lot.
    here's an example I recently got this knife. Yesterday I took it out to use it for the first time and of course I took some poser pictures of it... 20190716_201306.jpg 20190716_194418.jpg

    and then there are the third class of people who meticulously detail their equipment after they use it... I'm not one of those people.
     
  3. manitoulinbound

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    I would say most is a pretty broad statement. In fact, I would say most pics here are of tools in use.
     
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    I admit to being one of these people. I typically clean my gear well after use, including scouring stains and such. I look at my camping gear like my car and other things I spent hard earned money on - I want to take care of it, and maintain it so it lasts as long as possible. That’s not the same as babying it while in use. Just general care after the fact.

    But I also admit that I probably go too far sometimes. My friends just love to bust my balls about washing my tarp stakes in a nearby water source before packing them away, lol. It’s kind of a long running joke with my group of camping friends.
     
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    I'd suggest continuing to explore BCUSA. I suspect you'll find what you're looking quite quickly. ;)
     
  6. ChrisOCLM

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    Most people take pics of their new gear as they are excited about it.

    Also not everything always gets dirty or beaten up so it can look like new still.
     
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    Honestly, some of my gear gets more abused than others. Moras get a touch up when they start to get dull, but definitely don’t get babied. I abuse the hell out of the Cold Steel shovel, and love it because it keeps on going. Other stuff... I might keep nice while I’m deciding to keep or maybe resell.
     
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    Yup! There's exciting new gear, testing new gear/kit components, cleaning and repairing gear, being gifted gear, having too much gear.... Also consider that there are a lot people here at BCUSA who ARE new to this, and often their gear is unudsed before they get out there and try it. ;)
     
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    This one dirty enough for ye? :D (edit to add - I had just gotten that one about a month prior to the trip.)

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    Seriously, it just depends on the person and their attention to gear maintenance. This is my go-to knife when camping. Have had it since 2012 or so. Just starting to develop a little bit of patina.

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    Dude! Why are you painting with your knife?o_O
     
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    I figured no one would care to see my stuff...:(
     
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    I suppose I would if it would turn that frown upside down!
     
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    Gear is expensive. I take care of mine. I bought this Coleman grill in the '80s, and have used it hundreds of times. This photo was taken last summer. When I get home, it is cleaned and put back in its original box. Lots of my gear is that new looking, despite being 30-40 years old and well used.

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    If I take a pic of an item, it's usually right after I get it, then never take a pic of it again. So if I got it new five years ago and used it daily, any pic of it posted now will be from when it was new.
     
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    That is an extremely well maintained stove.
     
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    I tend to post pics of gear when I first get it and try it out. If it doesn't end up getting used much, it'll get sold/traded/given away.
     
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    Thank you, sir!
     
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    Not something I noticed.
    Not judging...
     
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    I fall into the category of taking pics of new gear, but I have no safe queens. Thanks all, as your comments are what I had thought.
     
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    It's a combination of things for me. I usually take some glamour pics when a piece of gear is new. Then I'll have some photos in use. And I do have a couple that don't see much use for sentimental reasons and stI'll look new. I also have back ups or multiples of my favorites. I frequently trade off gear too.
     
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    I just really like raspberry jelly. :D

     
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    Wow, my hat's off to you.
     
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    I like dirty pictures.
     
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    I always take a pic of new gear to post in your latest bushcraft purchase thread.
    Any other pics I post are gear in use.
    image.jpg Here's a 20 year old TNF tent. I take care of my gear.
     
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    100_2066.JPG @Primordial please share any links you have to postings with info on this piece of awesomeness, Or start a new thread! Enquiring minds want to know!
     
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    Before...

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    After.

    I beat ever loving spit out of my gear...the problem is its takes months, even years, before it starts to show any significant wear. :).
     
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    Cameos in outings: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/snow-walk-in-the-bush-hunt-kill-cook.238555/ and https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/more-fall-trout.206307/

    I made it from a Helle blade blank 20 plus years ago, back one only one guy had the export rights to them in the USA. I used the jawbone of deer I had got with my bow for the handle.
     
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    Once, during a fit of campsite boredom, my beloved wife undertook to clean the accumulated soot and patina from our camp percolator. She did a fine job. I thanked her and patted her rear and explained how nobody respects a camper with a shiny kettle.
     
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    Good gear is expensive, I will clean and detail any gear I use when I return from the field. Have been accused of being a bit OCD about my gear. I take care of the gear when in the field and repair or replace as needed.
     
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    That my friend may be the coolest thing I have seen on this forum to date. That is saying alot cause there is endless cool here. I can't see myself dropping that one in the dead of winter with hands so cold you can't tell your fingures from your wrist. Nice job!
     
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    The dirty, rotten, Schrade new and used :)

    Fairly new ...

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    2 years later ...

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    its just we are that perfect...............
     
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    20190709_221931.jpg not an action shot but hey! Over 30 years of use between me and my grandfather!
     
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    20190508_092436.jpg Mora classic 1 I've used for a long time. Been a great knife! Best budget woods knife in my opinion.
     
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    Do you know how much Barkeepers Friend, Dawn dishsoap and toothbrushes it takes to OCD clean field pots?
    It's hard to keep field gear and collector knives to look new for pics.:16:
     
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    this is my oldest most trusted piece of kit, my billy pot. been used on more winter trips than i can count.

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    Wear doesn't show up well in pictures. Don't believe me, go shopping for a used car with $1000 or less :18:

    You won't notice the stitch that was repaired on my pack lid in a picture, or the bend in one of my trekking poles. The repairs to the fly and mesh on my big car camping tent from tripping on a guy line and setting up too close to the fire.

    Even then these items are all used daily and have a rough life. They show far more wear in person.

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    Feel free to post some well used gear and see for yourself. But I think your best bet is to head over to the trip reports forum and see gear in use.
     
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    Machetes have a hard scrabble life. This one has been in use for a decade, briars and limbs on hikes, roots and cane shoots at or in the soil, firewood, multiple week long excursions in hot humid rain and mud filled environments. Heck I don't know what this coating is but I want 5 gallons to paint my truck with! ;)
     
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    That is the most awesome knife handle I have ever seen. How comfortable is it?
     
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    About as comfortable as it looks.

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    One might say...it bites into your hand. It's not for wimps lol.
     
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    I hope your saving all that great fly tying material.

    I think the main reason there aren't more pictures of tools in action is it's just harder to take the shots. Hands are full or in some cases messy. Sometimes your working in your shadow or just have poor light.
     
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    I have bags of feathers at home from the birds I've killed.
     
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    Interesting blade, who's the maker?
     
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    Here you go, be careful what you wish for: 58 years of wear and tear, recently acid washed :)

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    Yes and no. I have had skin cancer but this “treatment” was a pre-emptive strike. It actually got a lot worst looking before it got better.
     
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    I hate that for you. My dad's got a lot if spots he gets treatment and removals fairly often.
     
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    Lots of raggedy hard used gear on this forum if you look in the right places
     

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