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Gear Storage

Post by chulavista » Tue May 28, 2019 4:40 pm

Live in an apartment and have my gear in a 30" wide 24" deep 8' tall closet. Any cheap ideas for organizing? Right now I hang my packs and my axe on the wall.








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Re: Gear Storage

Post by rlown » Tue May 28, 2019 4:42 pm

How much gear do you have?
I have what I call "kits." Rubbermaid containers with "stuff." I have one for abalone, one for hunting, and one for backpacking.
As I have a garage, mine are out there, but could fit into the space you have. Dog has complicated that a bit, but I have a checklist before I leave.
My ice ax is under the bed, but I don't use it for what you might use yours for.

I'm guessing you have more than one closet.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by chulavista » Tue May 28, 2019 6:26 pm

I guess I left out the most important consideration...i'm married and it is supposed to look "neat". Other closets...ha...ha...ha.

It's really climbing + backpacking gear. I mostly have two of everything to help with companions without gear. The rubbermaids might work although I'd prefer to be able to see everything. I think the packs may need to go horizontal because they are too bulky to hang in that narrow of a space.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by c9h13no3 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:39 pm

rlown wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:42 pm
My ice ax is under the bed, but I don't use it for what you might use yours for.
Climbing rope is also useful in the bedroom :-#

I too have 3 giant rubbermaid containers stacked in the garage.
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Re: Gear Storage

Post by rlown » Tue May 28, 2019 6:41 pm

Isn't marriage fun :)
You don't need to see everything. You just need to know where it is as you pack.
The checklist is important, and should cover the base equipment at least. Add other stuff to the list as optional as situations require.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by rlown » Tue May 28, 2019 7:05 pm

Example list:

Backpacking list:
Pack/dog pack
Dog Sleeping pad/Dog pad
Bear can
Sleeping bag
Fishing rods
Lures
stringer
Mini Bungees
Stove
Fuel
water bottles
Tent
Trekking poles
Leash
Electronic Leash
tag line
collars
Fleece (pants/shirt)
Jacket
Socks/underware/Boots
Tevas
Tuna Packets
Peperoni sticks
Tortillas
Mayo Packets/Relish packets
Spinach pasta
Hard Cheese
Via
Olive oil
Pepper
Quart Bags
Toilet paper
Sunscreen
Blistex
Claritin
Avdil
Aspirin
Maltomeal
151
Crystal Light
Summer Sausage
Inreach device (waypoints first)
Cheese-its
Chew
washcloths
towel
Qtips
Bandaids
Benedryl
Water filter
Orajel
Hand Sanitizer
Camera
Duct tape
Head Lamp
Spare Glasses
* Charge every electronic device before leaving
phone cable (charge on the way, but the phone stays in the truck)
Inreach device if needed.
Tooth brush
dog food
dog treats
dog booties (2)
H202 syringe

This was just put together yesterday, but it is my pick list.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by wildhiker » Tue May 28, 2019 10:34 pm

Ikea has lots of cheap clear plastic storage bins with lids. Check them out.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by Wandering Daisy » Wed May 29, 2019 7:42 am

No lack of room for gear in our house, but an interesting "find" this year. What was thought to be a raised bench in one bathroom was actually topped with a removable lid (who would have guessed). With much effort, the top being stuck in place for decades, we discovered an unfinished space. I cleaned it and it now stores all of our old climbing gear, clearing space in the hall closet, for, guess what, more gear! LOL.

For those less fortunate with available space, what about under the bed? Get rid of some gear?

By the way, perhaps this topic belongs in the "gear" sub-forum.

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Re: Gear Storage

Post by c9h13no3 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:59 am

wildhiker wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Ikea has lots of cheap clear plastic storage bins with lids. Check them out.
But then you'd have to go to Ikea... :angry: I'm pretty sure people have died in that place trying to wander their way out.

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Wed May 29, 2019 7:42 am
By the way, perhaps this topic belongs in the "gear" sub-forum.
This place has too many divisions as it is. I'm pretty sure we can still talk about hiking with a gear thread above it. Too many clicks to browse unread posts, I'd rather have them all in one spot.
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Re: Gear Storage

Post by gary c. » Wed May 29, 2019 9:15 am

Packs, bags, and bear cans are in the garage. One of the bedrooms with double sliding closet doors has three rubbermaid boxs with lids lined up along the bottom. it's en extra room so when I'm planning/packing for a trip I just pull them out and go thru them right there.
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