It seams we've amassed a rather excessive collection of gear that no one wants & I can't move. This lead me to ponder exactly how long should I keep gear around?! Just because I value a set of skis does not indicate they have any value.
Recently I thought I was paying it forward & gave away some gear here. Only trouble was wrapping, taping, boxing, shipping, PM'ing, calling, emailing.... I was paying for the gear all over again- gear that owed me nada & worth nada.
Ultimately I ended up giving stuff away at work & having an appreciation for people who never picked up their stuff from the swap.
So how long do you hold onto gear without being trapped? If you don't see me on the mtn, please ask for a 'welfare check'- I may be trapped under straight skis in the garage!