Gear should make your outdoor time more efficient enjoyable, and accessible.
Buying gear for a momentary sense of pleasure, be it psychologically or even chemically, does not typically achieve these goals. We need the RIGHT equipment for a given activity. And sometimes you need to purchase the correct tool.
Impulsively Buying More Crap ≠ More Outdoor Fun
What does equal more outdoor fun? The gift of time. The best gift for any outdoor person!
But to make effective use of this time bank is a theme that I keep on returning. If you are organized, think of how everything fits, and prepared to make trips, you economized your time. And can get out more.
Be it a multi-month road trip or organizing the gear at home, plastic storage bins are a key piece of gear for my outdoor needs.
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Our outdoor activities encompass different seasons, activities, and uses and dialed-in organization is the only way (I find) to be prepared for all these activities and trip focuses.
Be it the camping, backpacking, winter, or other outdoor activities, I like to be organized and have everything stored properly. I can get out on the trail, for a trip, or even efficiently live out of my vehicle with the simple purchase of some storage bins. I’ve organized and stored the gear and have my maps easily accessible for trip planning or inspiration.
All because of some simple bins.
Call them totes, storage units, plastic bins, or boxes; being organized helps me get out more. And to make enjoyable use of the time when I am out.
So, get yourself a piece of gear that will assist in getting out more. Another impulse buy of your third puffy may or may not help in this goal.
But being organized effectively absolutely will get you out more quickly.
Disclosure: I bought these bins at KMart (remember that store?!?!), Costco, Target, local stores, or stole from Mom’s basement many years ago. Sorry, Mom!