Gear Organization
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Contributors to this thread:
Owl 12-Jan-18
LINK 12-Jan-18
T Mac 12-Jan-18
WV Mountaineer 12-Jan-18
Joey Ward 12-Jan-18
hawkeye in PA 12-Jan-18
APauls 12-Jan-18
Owl 12-Jan-18
Owl 12-Jan-18
Brotsky 12-Jan-18
Highlife 12-Jan-18
LKH 12-Jan-18
Kevin @ Wisconsin 12-Jan-18
Lark Bunting 12-Jan-18
Owl 12-Jan-18
Inshart 12-Jan-18
Aubs8 12-Jan-18
boothill 12-Jan-18
elk yinzer 12-Jan-18
HighLife 12-Jan-18
t-roy 12-Jan-18
M.Pauls 12-Jan-18
Owl 12-Jan-18
Ironbow 12-Jan-18
COHOYTHUNTER 12-Jan-18
Owl 12-Jan-18
Aubs8 12-Jan-18
HighLife 12-Jan-18
GDx 17-Jan-18
From: Owl
12-Jan-18
Has anybody got their act together and willing to provide some tips? My garage looks like the trash compactor from Star Wars. It's ridiculous. I can usually rein it in but, frankly, by now, I should be better at this than I am.

From: LINK
12-Jan-18
You must have to much gear. I’ve got a 30’x50’ shop, send me your best gear and I’ll store it for you. ;)

From: T Mac
12-Jan-18
Owl I’m right there with you. I look forward to hearing some ideas/options.

12-Jan-18
I sold a bunch of stuff last year and bought quite a bit of techno clothing. I’m gonna do the same this year. That first thing.

Then I bought a bunch of Plano sportsman trunks and arranged the remains gear by tote. They stack upon one another well, are water proof, and are built sturdy. I did the same for reloading supplies too. Well organized now.

If you didn’t wear it in the last two seasons, sell it. That’s my moto. I didn’t miss a thing this year. Put some peg board up and hang the stands. Good luck and God Bless

From: Joey Ward
12-Jan-18
I floored the ceiling above garage. I don't store all my outdoor gear up there, but I ain't sacrificing floor space in my garage. It's for vehicles. :-)

Those plastic containers with lock down lids are great for organizing stuff. Stackable, moisture proof, dust proof...........I can stack lots above the garage.

12-Jan-18
Plastic boxes and its stored somewhat by temperatures and seasons. Fl orange in one box. Very cold weather equipment in another. Layering garments, wool socks in yet another. And I built a small closet for pants, jackets etc. And of course there's a catch all box.

From: APauls
12-Jan-18
I'm a bin guy too. Prefer see through plastic where I can get it. Even the smaller bins for smaller archery supplies, calls, scents, lighters, all that type of junk. Label and stick to it.

From: Owl
12-Jan-18
At this point of frustration, I may take you up on it Link.;)

I'm a large tote categorizer. But my categories get perpetually conflated. So my garage looks like a science fair where all the kids built those bicarbonate and vinegar volcanoes. Just crap oozing everywhere.

From: Owl
12-Jan-18
One thought I've had is to implement an "In Season" rolling crate so I can keep everything currently in use in one container - garage or truck - while I leave long term storage largely undisturbed.

From: Brotsky
12-Jan-18
I have all of mine in Rubbermaid totes. I just have too many totes! :)

From: Highlife
12-Jan-18
You need help young Jedi

From: LKH
12-Jan-18
Best thing is to take a nice day or two and put everything outside. Then only put stuff you actually need back. Donate or trash the rest.

That reminds me, I have a pair of insulated military bibs that haven't been worn since the '90's.

12-Jan-18
I really like the ruggedness of the 18 gallon Rubbermaid totes.

I have one as a primary tote with most of the stuff I will always need.

Then I have several totes that are animal specific and one that is camp cooking gear/ camping equipment.

I am basically always packed and ready to go. I just need to grab the right bins.

From: Lark Bunting
12-Jan-18
Glad I'm not alone here. I have stuff for camping that spills over to hunting. I have gear stored in the garage on shelves, in my basement storage room, in the crawl space, hell even some in my home office.

Seems we collected a bunch of gear over the short time we've been hunting and I'm nervous to get rid of anything.

I donated a black trash bag of my son's outgrown hunting clothing and boots this last year, only after my daughter said she wasn't interested in hunting. Of course...now she "might" be interested in hunting and wants some camo to go turkey scouting this spring. :bangingheadonwall:

I need my own space that I can have everything sorted and stored in a respectable manner.

From: Owl
12-Jan-18
Dave, I need an intervention. Or a bonfire.:)

From: Inshart
12-Jan-18
Oh yeah, count me in. Overhead in garage, different areas in my garage, multiple areas in my basement - most in totes. I think this summer I need a big garage sale.

From: Aubs8
12-Jan-18
This is timely and funny...2 weeks ago I started looking for some kind of portable closet to hang my clothes to better organize them because I am tired of constantly having to find my stuff in those plastic containers....still looking. ??

Mike

From: boothill
12-Jan-18

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Here you go Aubs8, thinking was $20 at Menards

From: elk yinzer
12-Jan-18
I like to store stuff in piles and I know what is in each and every pile. I got piles on the floor. I got piles on my workbenches. No, I am not organized by most anyone's standards, but I'll be damned I know where my stuff is. When I lose stuff it's usually because I cleaned up and hid it in some tote or drawer somewhere.

From: HighLife
12-Jan-18
I hear you Randy, Waiting on that show hoarders too show up for a show. lol

From: t-roy
12-Jan-18
Simple fix. Build another shed!

From: M.Pauls
12-Jan-18
I think Kota should chime in here with detailed photos of how he stores his gear. I envision shelves labeled by production year, colour and size.

From: Owl
12-Jan-18
Dave, the producer scouted me out. He said I didn't have enough dead cats lying around to make the show. :)

From: Ironbow
12-Jan-18
All you guys need to send me a list of what you are wanting to get rid of. I will be happy to help! ;-)

From: COHOYTHUNTER
12-Jan-18
I built shelves suspended from the ceiling in my garage. Organized gear in totes. Put hunting clothes I will wear next archery season in duffle bags based on type/brand, ie. Kuiu in one bag, Sitka in another, cold weather tree stand clothes in another, rifle season stuff (less camo, blaze orange, etc) and a duffle with duck/goose clothing ( warmer bibs and such)

From: Owl
12-Jan-18
I've pared down quite a bit of clothing. It's amazing what we accumulate over the years.

From: Aubs8
12-Jan-18
Perfect Brian! Thanks!

From: HighLife
12-Jan-18
dead cats LMAO

From: GDx
17-Jan-18

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