We're always showing off our latest and greatest gear and discussing the best possible ways to do things - usually based on our experiences gained through trial and error. So that got me wondering, what are some of the biggest mistakes (errors) you've made?
Whether it's a bad gear purchase that at the time seemed like a really good idea, or something you tried to make that went disastrously wrong, please share it with us via the comments below so that we can all benefit from the lesson(s) that were learned. If you have photos that help illustrate the mistake feel free to include those too.
Above is an example of one of my very first knife purchases. A Rambo-style, 9-inch, saw-backed monster that weighs in at a whopping 21oz. It seemed like a good idea at the time - 23 years ago!
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Brian is a Charlotte based backpacker, gear junkie, runner, and CrossFit(er). Originally from Southampton, England, Brian has lived in the US for over 20 years, finally settling in North Carolina. He spends as much time backpacking as his busy work schedule and family life will allow.