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Too much Van not enough Life?


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Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,510

I got this buddy, lets call him "Baster Humby". This fella bought a van to #vanlyfe but.now he just obsesses over the van and doesn't climb!

Wtf people, get yer priorities straight....on that note what's priority on yer van?!?!

John Clark · · San Francisco · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 417

My #vanstrife priorities were lights, bed, insulation...and yeah, a year later and not much else has gone up except some wall art (el cap free poster and some star shot prints)

Cryin Sheridan · · Western US · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 1

LOL "Baster Humby"

Fan Y.

master gumby · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 227

Please tell me more about your situation. It sounds as if you are upset?

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,510
master gumby wrote: Please tell me more about your situation. It sounds as if you are upset?

"Real" dirt bagging is about money management. I'm in pain when I see the faux dirtbagger throw it all away   

master gumby · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 227
Tradiban wrote:

"Real" dirt bagging is about money management. I'm in pain when I see the faux dirtbagger throw it all away   

How do you know what "real" dirtbagging is?

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,510
master gumby wrote:

How do you know what "real" dirtbagging is?

I saw it on TV.

june m · · elmore, vt · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 42

 believing anything you see on TV is almost being as gullible as believing anything that you read on the internet. And anyone can post anything they like on the internet and you of all people know that.

m Mobes · · MDI, ME · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 905

Sometimes just driving around looking like a climber is good enough. Buy more gear and the climbing will follow right?

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,477

You can't dirtbag it until you spend at least 45 K on da van.

Chad Miller · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 150
Tim Stich wrote: You can't dirtbag it until you spend at least 45 K on da van.

More like $80k. 

Long Ranger · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 316

If you're not careful,

the things you own,

will end up owning you.

Matt S. · · Milwaukee, WI · Joined May 2018 · Points: 0
Long Ranger wrote: If you're not careful,

the things you own,

will end up owning you.

This!

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,477

Right now your world is half hallucination.

If you're not careful, it will become total hallucination.

You'll have to live in a very different world.

Buck Rio · · MN · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 11
Long Ranger wrote: If you're not careful,

the things you own,

will end up owning you.

Dude: this is the American Dream...to have so much shit that you have no freedom left.

My wife wanted a cabin, now I have two homes to take care of/spend money on.

The cabin is on a lake, so we had to get a boat, and a boat lift so it doesn't sit in the water all the time. And a dock to get out to the boat lift. And another mower to cut the grass, and tools, cuz I forget mine at the other house.

When i want to climb, my wife complains about me not going to the cabin...

Just shoot me now.
Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,477

Well, your life became total hallucination. 

m Mobes · · MDI, ME · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 905
Buck Rio wrote:

Dude: this is the American Dream...to have so much shit that you have no freedom left.

My wife wanted a cabin, now I have two homes to take care of/spend money on.

The cabin is on a lake, so we had to get a boat, and a boat lift so it doesn't sit in the water all the time. And a dock to get out to the boat lift. And another mower to cut the grass, and tools, cuz I forget mine at the other house.

When i want to climb, my wife complains about me not going to the cabin...

Just shoot me now.

The man is proud of you. Now go pay your taxes x2!

Buck Rio · · MN · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 11
Tim Stich wrote: Well, your life became total hallucination. 

The real kicker is I have a torn labrum in my shoulder and can't even water ski any more. 

We bough t a Sport-fish boat so at least I can go fishing.

Mark Pilate · · MN · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 10

Buck- you’re deep in the std MN conundrum.  
Trying to extricate yourself from boats and “up north” duties so you can climb.  Let me know if you find a solution....

Edit: just saw your more recent post.  Shoot.  Was gonna ask if you wanted to buy a Malibu slalom boat...

Buck Rio · · MN · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 11
m Mobes wrote:

The man is proud of you. Now go pay your taxes x2!

And....thanks to the current idiot in office, we can't even deduct the interest for the mortgage.

Darren Mabe · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 3,940

Flagrant vagrancy

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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