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new BSA hat Guys like me really try to get all they can out of a purchase. I like to think I'm thrifty, but some folks would just call it cheap. I drive a 24 year old car that gets 33mpg and refuses to die. I have a laptop that still works from 1994. My lawnmower is at least 15 years old. But, sometimes even guys like me have to break down and buy new stuff.

In this photo, you can see me at the end of my Arizona Trail Hike - my old favorite shirt is completely worn through and my old favorite BSA hat is fraying. I haven't thrown out the shirt - I use it in my Wilderness First Aid training scenarios. But, the hat is finally gone.

Now, I didn't throw it away. I kept wearing it this summer. While sailing a Sunfish on a lake up north, the wind ripped it off my head and PLOP! into the drink. I circled around and almost got it three times before it finally sunk away out of sight. Sigh!

So, today I visited the scout shop and bought a brand new, bright, crisp, green hat. I expect after 300 miles of wearing it on the Superior Hiking Trail this month, it will be my new old favorite. I also have a new, sweat-wicking shirt but I don't think it will ever be a favorite. It just doesn't have the right feel.

Do you have an old favorite that should probably be replaced but you keep on making it work?

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Posted: 20:27 09-04-2012 892
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Comments:
 Sep 06, 2012 - Jerry Schleining
I have an old bandana that I wear around my neck when hiking.  It is an official BSA one that has animal poop printed on it.  The boys all it call it the poop scarf.  It has hundreds of miles on it and I will be sad the day I have to replace it.
Just replaced my old faithful hiking boots.. it was time.
Great post!  Love the blog.
Sep 10, 2012 - angela jarabese lao
Changes and replacements are for progress.Who wants to stay traditional?


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