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Contributors to this thread:
Rut Nut 30-Nov-23
Zbone 30-Nov-23
btnbuck 30-Nov-23
JTreeman 30-Nov-23
t-roy 30-Nov-23
pirogue 30-Nov-23
Rut Nut 30-Nov-23
Jaquomo 30-Nov-23
Nick Muche 30-Nov-23
fuzzy 01-Dec-23
Timex? 01-Dec-23
DanaC 01-Dec-23
Supernaut 01-Dec-23
tobywon 01-Dec-23
Charlie Rehor 01-Dec-23
Sivart 01-Dec-23
Rut Nut 01-Dec-23
Bowaddict 01-Dec-23
wyobullshooter 01-Dec-23
yeager 01-Dec-23
Bowbender 01-Dec-23
Grey Ghost 01-Dec-23
Rock 01-Dec-23
Chuckster 01-Dec-23
Grey Ghost 01-Dec-23
Corax_latrans 01-Dec-23
yeager 01-Dec-23
TGbow 01-Dec-23
Bowbender 01-Dec-23
Meat Grinder 01-Dec-23
Bowboy 02-Dec-23
Bowbender 02-Dec-23
Old School 02-Dec-23
greg simon 02-Dec-23
Rut Nut 02-Dec-23
PECO2 02-Dec-23
greg simon 02-Dec-23
RonP 02-Dec-23
Zbone 02-Dec-23
nchunter 02-Dec-23
Jeff Durnell 03-Dec-23
longsprings 03-Dec-23
Bowbender 08-Dec-23
Live2Hunt 08-Dec-23
midwest 09-Dec-23
From: Rut Nut
30-Nov-23
Over the years I have been frustrated at times when I have a great product and it either breaks or wears out and they no longer make it or they change it and make it worse- they change the features I LIKE about the product.

So this year I bought duplicates of 3 items that I found worked very well. A camo headnet that has a mouth hole that works great during the RUT for using a grunt tube. I found it also cuts down on condensation build up on the inside of the mask. I also bought another HSS Gear retriever and a second pair of camo gloves that is fingerless on the index finger and thumb.

From now on when I find an accessory that works great and I can not do without, I will buy a “backup!”

From: Zbone
30-Nov-23
Yep

From: btnbuck
30-Nov-23
So true! I have bought duplicates of several things because I get used to them and know I'll probably never find them again. Usually simple stuff such as gloves or a hat.

I could probably make a list of things I WISH I had bought duplicates of and didn't.

From: JTreeman
30-Nov-23
Stan Perfex thumb release. I have a small collection. If anyone has on they would be able to part with let me know.

—Jim

From: t-roy
30-Nov-23
Cabelas polarfleece.

From: pirogue
30-Nov-23
And then it gets lost, wears out, etc., your wife reminds you, “I told you to get two of them”

From: Rut Nut
30-Nov-23
Me too btnbuck, and it would be a long list!

From: Jaquomo
30-Nov-23
Yep.

From: Nick Muche
30-Nov-23
Butt outs and baker treestands

From: fuzzy
01-Dec-23
Easton Legacy arrows (Matt Burke and Owl will get this reference) lol

From: Timex?
01-Dec-23
Sound advice. Especially in offshore fishing there's lots of lures that catch more fisherman than fish. But the lures that produce, yes I always have more than one.

From: DanaC
01-Dec-23
Had a hat like that, ugly camo but great fit, silent material, just enough warmth, breathable. I *think* it's on a hillside in Vermont...

From: Supernaut
01-Dec-23
Wise advice Perry. I was thinking about this very thing due to the thread on the Strapper retriever.

There have been a few things over the years that I wish I would've bought in duplicate but sometimes I find that the replacement is actually an upgrade.

I sold an original 1948 (first year) Harley Davidson, Panhead motor and tranny in a rigid frame chopper about 20 years ago. I couldn't replace the motor and tranny now for what I sold the whole bike for back then. That one is a bummer.

From: tobywon
01-Dec-23
Yes, several things I should have purchased duplicates of but at the time you dont think much of it. Not only the strapper retriever, but some half face masks I used to like. Should have purchased a duplicate release as well, but expensive at the time to buy two. Oh well.

01-Dec-23
I have at least 2 of everything that matters. At my age the goal now is “lifetime supply”. However, I no longer buy green bananas. Ha!

From: Sivart
01-Dec-23
I usually buy 2 pair of Lowa Renegades every year, because I'm afraid they may change or stop making them. Only boot I know of that I can hike infinate miles w/ no blisters.

From: Rut Nut
01-Dec-23
LOL Charlie! : )

From: Bowaddict
01-Dec-23
Wish I would have bought more x-stand hang on stands. Love the easy hang bracket and weight, only bought two. Wish I had 2 more, and now they are out of business.

01-Dec-23
Agreed. There’s several things I figured even two wasn’t enough..so I have three. Ya just never know!

From: yeager
01-Dec-23
I don’t know if she would approve, but do wives count?

For me I always have a spare identical release, a head lamp, and knife.

From: Bowbender
01-Dec-23
Core4Element Assault shirt. By far my favorite piece of clothing for hunting/fishing.

From: Grey Ghost
01-Dec-23
At this stage of my life, I'm more concerned about getting rid of all the extra crap I've accumulated over the years, not getting more. However, I do have spares of certain items that would hamper a hunt if I lost or broke them, like a bow, release, binos, gloves, etc...

Matt

From: Rock
01-Dec-23
I have been doing this for many years now after a few times where they no longer made what I liked or changed it.

From: Chuckster
01-Dec-23
For me it was the crispi boots on clearance that someone posted a link to last year. Those boots are incredible and fit me perfect. Should of bought 3-4 pairs at that price. Can't find them anywhere now.

From: Grey Ghost
01-Dec-23
Chuckster, I bought a pair of those Crispi boots too, and wish I would have bought more, especially at that price.

Matt

01-Dec-23
Boots…. Yeah. They’ll always last just exactly long enough for the “new and improved” model to not fit right…. Right before the season. Or a week in.

From: yeager
01-Dec-23
I don’t know if she would approve, but do wives count?

For me I always have a spare identical release, a head lamp, and knife.

From: TGbow
01-Dec-23
You're so right. How many times have I asked myself ..why didn't I buy several

From: Bowbender
01-Dec-23
Yup, the Crispi boots. $69!! Wish I had bought 2 or 3 pair. They pop up on Camofire from time to time. A week or so ago they were listed for ~$170.

From: Meat Grinder
01-Dec-23
Nick Muche--I hope you also thought to pick up a second Deerview mirror! ;-)

From: Bowboy
02-Dec-23
Yep, I do some items.

From: Bowbender
02-Dec-23
Maybe an extra rctic cooler or two.

From: Old School
02-Dec-23
Don’t know if doing that means that I’m old or if it shows my wisdom. I’m going with the wisdom option.

From: greg simon
02-Dec-23
Two is one, one is none!!!

From: Rut Nut
02-Dec-23
Definitely wisdom Old School! ;-)

Only thing I WOULDN’T get 2 of is wife/girlfriend! I can barely manage the one I got now.........................

From: PECO2
02-Dec-23
I'm the guy who shared the Crispi boot sale, and I also only bought one pair. I'm with Timex, and buy fishing lures that work. I have a stash of my go to lures and flies. I'm also with the guy who is trying to get rid of shit I don't use, and stuff I probably won't use.

02-Dec-23
about 20 years ago...i found a lady that had a large supply of new old stock bear razorheads and cards of bleeder blades. i bought two dozen and heads and 4 dozen bleeders thinking it would last my lifetime. down to about a dozen usable heads. if the dozen heads i have last another 20 years...i should be good. by far not the best heads out there...i just like using them.

From: greg simon
02-Dec-23
Two is one, one is none!!!

From: RonP
02-Dec-23
i know a guy that stocked up on ammo after the shortage of 2020 & 2021. last i heard he was wondering how he would use it all.

From: Zbone
02-Dec-23
"I have at least 2 of everything that matters. At my age the goal now is “lifetime supply”"

Me too Charlie, I feel the same way,,, except for firearms, I can always use another gun...8^)))

From: nchunter
02-Dec-23
Before I retired I made sure that I had what I needed for quite a few years. Broadheads and ammo especially.

From: Jeff Durnell
03-Dec-23
Yep, same here, been stocking up for current use and with retirement in mind.

From: longsprings
03-Dec-23
Bowsite has retriever reel on site today , its a retractable one

From: Bowbender
08-Dec-23

Bowbender's Link
Thought I'd bring this back up. Camo-Fire has Crispi boots on sale. I know quite a few of us picked up the Crossover Pro-Light GTX Hiker when Sportmens Warehouse had them on sale. Yeah, $175 doesn't compare to the steal of ~$69 at SW, but it's still a decent price. I've put quite a few miles on mine, hikes with 25-30lbs, just general knocking around and I like 'em. Alot.

From: Live2Hunt
08-Dec-23
I agree, I bought a pair of cheap light thin gloves that were fleece. They fit nice, were not too tight and for being thin, actually warm for long periods. These were like $2.00 at wallmart 20 years ago. I should have bought a case of them, the nicest hunting gloves I have found and cannot get them anymore. Been looking at others but they all seem tight and that is what seems to make your hands and fingers get cold fast.

From: midwest
09-Dec-23
I doubled up on First Lite Solitude bibs this season. Warm, quiet, great fit, and the f*cking burrs will brush right off!

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