Yesterday afternoon I decided to have a sort through my gear in the garage. Most of my gear is stored in plastic crates. I have one whole crate devoted to suffsacks. I’ve not counted them but I reckon I must have at least sixty in all shapes, sizes and materials. They range from Alpkit Apollos, though OD Air permeable to the inevitable Exped rolltops. A completely bonkers amount that I will never fully use.
My rucksack collection is almost as bad: Golite Quest, Osprey Aether 60, Osprey Exos 58, Gossamer Gear Mariposa, ULA Ohm and Lightwave Ultrahike 60. I don’t think I’m going to be buying another rucksack for a long time! I’ll probably give the Quest to charity as it doesn’t fit very well, but I’m reluctant to part with the others. The Mariposa, Ohm and Ultrahike are likely to get the most use. BTW this ingores the many day sacks I’ve accumulated as well!
The tent box is slightly more sane with an Vango TBS 100, ME AR Ultralite 2, Laser Comp, Scarp 1 and ML Duomid. My F10 Vortex is too large to go in the box! I do have some tent “accessories” on the way. I’ve ordered some silnylon to make a bespoke groundsheet for the Duomid. To hold it in place I’ve ordered some Holdon clips. If you are a tarp user, you might want to consider these. I bought mine from a yacht chandlery. I was surprised that no backpacking site sold them. I’ll do a post on my efforts when I get round to making the groundsheet.