The king of gear has a nice setup

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  1. DixiePreparedness

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    This is my idea of a man cave slash gear room.
    I might almost have this much stuff, if I ever get it all in one place.

     
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    :eek: That is a lot of gear.
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    Looks like he needs the mother of all giveaways.
     
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    @ReallyBigMonkey1 Looks as if there are a some folks over here going through your basement! I think they are all jealous!
     
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    Somebody “bought the store”!

    Norm
     
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    Saw that video earlier, he does have a lot of nice gear. He also makes a lot of his gear. He is a talented young fellar. joe
     
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    Well I would rather everyone be jealous than them saying I'm a crazed gear hoarder. Lol!
     
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    I’m envious of the space I’m confined to a closet. Making your own gear makes using it all the more fun to me. Hoarding means you have never and will never use something in my book. Having redundancy or setups for different things isn’t hoarding.
     
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    Very impressive. That had to have taken weeks to organize if it had been previously scatter stored throughout a home.
     
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    I see the minimalist anonymous meetings are working for you;)
     
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    Edit: Looks great!
     
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    You're awesome man!
    Been watching your videos for years.

    No wool blankets?
     
  13. DixiePreparedness

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    I admit it, my eyes went GREEN.
    LOL
    I only have a 10 x 10 room now, and it needs a LOT of organizing.
     
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    I'm guessing it was SWMBO standing behind him tapping her foot, while holding a very sharp pair of scissors.
     
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    It's a lot cheaper hobby than speed boats and Porsches or planes. When I can't go to the woods, I can go to my space in the basement and spend time planning for next time. It's also much cheaper than a 20 year old hottie and a divorce! Looks like a great space to me.
     
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    Oh cool.... he has his own surplusstore.
    But I do think he does have hoarding issues for real. Even though he does have quite some real nice stuff in there.
     
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    Thanks man! I have one wool blanket right now. I had three total but my brother begged for two of mine so I gave them to him
     
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    I appreciate the guys organizational skills!
     
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    But you are a crazy gear hoarder! :4:
     
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    My gear is in a couple of Rubbermaid tubs. Not so photogenic.
     
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    NICE!

    Another good thread on this very topic:

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/the-cave-your-system.130601/

    I find it takes significant time and effort to keep you gear organized. I also feel that if you can't put hands on a specific bit of kit, or gear in 5 minutes or less, when standing at the entrance of your cave then you have to much, and/or need better organization.

    That's my personal "gear situation threshold/ limit" as I have a bad habit of getting "extras," "spares," or duplicates of gear I like. Problem with that is stuff builds up quick.
     
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    Dang. Army and Navy store.
     
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    Now, now.... @ReallyBigMonkey1 is certainly not a hoarder in my book. He is obviously an accomplished hunter and gatherer in the best traditions of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. That fact that he has not only hunted it down and gathered it up but now (exception for fishing gear noted) has compiled it sets him well apart for those of us who would fail miserably at the 5 minute standard set by @thederrick106 .

    I do hope that RBM1 has a plan in operation to deal with the Georgia humidity.

    The only down side I see of the video being posted is that if any of the multitude of military bases in Georgia run short on gear, we know who they will be tracking down!

    Edit to add: RBM1, to the outside world, the boxes you mention do contain junk. Your friends here know the truth...they contain resources!!
     
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    I'm thinking he has too many things that isn't being used. I bet I could find 100 items in there that have actually been used in the wilderness 1 time or less by him.

    Just my opinion, but I'm far more impressed and intrigued by those guys who have only a few core items, take care of them, have them well organized, know how to use them extremely efficiently, and are willing to openly discuss the pro's/con's of each and work around the limitations of gear in the field to consistently get exceptional results.

    I spend as much or more time in the woods as anyone else I know here in Arkansas, and barring my canoe, I could pack 100% of my woods and hunting gear into the back seat and floorboard of my FJ Cruiser.
     
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    So you found Dave's Bushcraft Emporium eh? He's been doing this for a long time so I'm not surprised he's amassed a lot of gear. I am surprised that Dave built an Axe rack instead of a Machete Rack, but I'm sure that's in the master plan too. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of @ReallyBigMonkey1 - looking forward to the reveal of his new gear room! :4:

    Edit: Duh! This IS the gear room reveal - LOL :dblthumb:
     
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    Wow! That is one well equipped and organized man-cave! Nicely done @ReallyBigMonkey1, nicely done! Not sure if you were ever in the military, but you could be a Supply Sergeant for sure! Your man-cave looked like a CIF!
     
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    Thanks brother! Actually there is a machete rack right below the rope and bungee cords. it's just not as roomy. Lol.
     
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    YOU stated your opinion so I'll state the facts. My son brother Dad and myself all work out out of the gear in that room. I have collected all that gear over 31 years of sleeping in woods, on mountains, on cliffs, in trees. In swamps, in wetlands and on small islands in rivers. I choose to have a variety of gear for any climate terrain season or environment. I consider it a personal insult for someone to state I have 100 items that have only been in the wilderness once when you don't even know me.
     
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    ...add me to the jealous group,lol. I love your videos and your passion for the outdoors. I have tried several of your design/builds over the years. Once again, you’ve inspired me. I have a small area with lots of stuff in boxes and tossed about. I’m going to try and get it all squared away and organized. Your cave looks great, although I’m guessing you still have goodies in your shop too. I didn’t see some of your classic prototypes that we have come to know and love over the years! Great job Brother!
     
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    I am sorry to have insulted you, that was not the intent. If my assumptions are incorrect, then it certainly wouldn’t have been the first time that I’ve been wrong before. Having more than one person using that space can make for more needs. It still seems a bit excessive on the surface to me however; but as we can both agree I don’t even know you so I could be way off the mark with my assumptions. Sometimes context is lost through a keyboard too. I think my statements may have been interpreted a little harsher than intended.

    While you have spent the last 30 years buying gear for every situation, which is logical, I have spent the last 20 years studying/learning/experiencing the exact opposite approach to gear. I tend to focus on having one item to do a task that is of the highest quality and most versatile design then learning to squeeze everything that you can out of that one piece of gear. While my wife and I are not radical minimalists, we do very consciously try to prune unused and infrequently used items from the home on a regular basis because quite simply we don't have enough space to keep items that aren't earning their keep through repeated use regularly. To be able to consistently thrive with gear that isn't necessarily a perfectly built for a specific environment throughout multiple landscapes is a personal academic and practical goal for a skill set of mine, one in which I typically do quite well. When I meet other outdoorsmen or outdoorswomen that can also do so or teach me or others in these ways, it always instantly hooks my attention and impresses me longer with their abilities than knowing someone who has a kit for everything. This was the basis for my second paragraph, not to be a smart *** and cutting at you. It is just a different way of thinking that is more my style.

    Keep on keeping on and enjoying the great outdoors. Share your experiences with whomever is willing to join you. There is more than enough room for us both to play and get along, even with a different approach to things.
     
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    Thank you my friend! Very cool to hear you have tried my designs. You mentioned not seeing prototypes? Well a lot of the tested and proven designs were in the cloth sacks on the shelf. The grills and cooking rigs that are in process or being modified are all in the shop. Once a design is completely tested and I'm happy with it then it hits the gear room for future use.
     
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    RBM1 : I envy your good fortune to be able to cache the resources needed to outfit at the least four people(+?) of three generations, in varying geographies, during four seasons. Being able to have that level of family interest and involvement in a family bond is the lion’s share my admiration.
    You are a fortunate son!

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    THIS!!! This right here!! Too funny!
     
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    Thank you Norm. I am very lucky to have such a huge basement. My brother is loaded with guns rifles and ammo, my dad is loaded with woodworking tools , machinery, mechanical tools tractors and a sawmill. Nobody has room for camping gear in the family except me! Lol.
     
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    Looks cool but these days if I can't pack it and carry it a few miles its not for me
     
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    But, the true test would be if he makes his dad and brother sign a hand receipt before he gives them the gear.... and if he does an inspection of the gear to check for serviceability before he clears their hand receipt?!?!
     
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    RBM1 : I’m intrigued by what looks like a fire grill with the hooped end, is that included in any of your other videos? Is it a setmate to the cast crucible next to it on the table?

    Norm
     
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    ...it sounds like his Tree Grill or Chef’s Daves Steamed Cheeseburger episodes from your description.
     
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    That's honestly hard to remember Norm. Thinking back I've done numerous ground fire grills, two hanging swamp grills, four bowl cooking grills, two tree grills, and various others. Out of 170 videos I'm guessing 30 to 40 are cooking with homemade cooksets. I have three grills I've finished that I haven't filmed yet due to our fire ban.
     
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    It’s on the staging table in the above posted video, along with a cast iron pot that appears to be a crucible with a pot handle and double pouring lips.

    Norm
     
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    Oh that one! It's never been in a video. That's my mini steak grill . I put the steak basting sauce in the little cast pot that fits in the hoop. I grill steak on the grill while brushing hot basting sauce right out of the pot onto the meat
     
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    First I thought maybe you owned outfitter's shop. The second thing I thought is "this guy has to be single" because that's like man heaven in there. You obviously enjoy it a lot and you can afford it. Life is great in the USA!
     
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