Do you have a separate place to store your hiking gear?
Have you got a storage system that lets you easily get organised for your next trip?
What is the best way to care for and store your backpacking or bushwalking equipment?
Calipidder – self confessed Backpacker, Photographer, Gear Nerd, and Technology Geek just posted a picture on her Facebook page showing off here new “Gear Closet” (yes, she is American- we call it a wardrobe on Oz)
It made us very jealous and interested in what sort of systems our readers have for storing their bushwalking or outdoor gear. (because ours is,well , crap)
From Calipidder :
Still trying to figure out how I manage to squeeze a ‘lightweight’ pack out of all that STUFF. And it’s even been seriously purged – have two giant boxes of gear sitting in the garage to get rid of!
What can’t be seen in this photo: top shelf (above packs/sleeping bags) are all my sleeping pads and tents. The floor is all hiking shoes/boots/chacos. The right corner is all trekking poles, ice axes, shovels, etc. Top left corner is climbing gear. I wonder how long it will stay organized.
Ok dear readers, over to you!
Share some photographs of YOUR gear storage “system” and we will publish it here on Our Hiking Blog.
There are MANY closet gear junkies who read the blog and we know you would love to share, so please email us at, email@example.com with a couple of pictures and we will add them to this post.
And, remember to check out Calipidder’s site:
Calipidder.com offers trip reports, photographs, and gear advice for exploring California’s parks and remote backcountry on foot. Based in Silicon Valley, Calipidder.com is owned and written by me, Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd, a technology geek and backpacking addict. This site focuses primarily on backpacking, with a healthy dose of dayhiking, peak bagging, geocaching, photography, and miscellaneous other outdoor sports. – it is a fun and informative site
Post script -First photo submission from an unnamed families gear storage taken with an iPhone (as the good camera is in Central Australia) They are take AFTER a tidy up this afternoon.