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18 minutes ago, Great Khan Artist said:

 

My religion preaches having a year supply of food. I also live in the middle of nowhere, so in the winter the fridge has 2 weeks worth of goodies. I even freeze cartons of milk (it works better with skim and 1%). It's gotten so bad that when food comes home, before it goes in the pantry, I write dates on it in black marker.  

 

That seems like a good plan in general, although I usually only manage to execute it on packages going into the freezer (e.g. vacuum bagged meat and bulk-prepared soup).  I haven’t gone full-prepper, but, after 2020 my Maximum Credible Event for readiness went from being a 2-week hurricane event to being a 2-month pandemic lockdown event.  I still need to ensure that I cycle the medium shelf-life items, and writing dates seems like a “could do” level of habit...

 

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Books. This has been a lifelong thing, it just seems like a hoard now because I've lived in the same place long enough to accrete them.

I'm quite aware and intentionally develop my various shelves. Mostly non-fic, art and music books are the vast majority. I don't really consider myself a collector, because I can't afford to be. In a few cases, I've sought collector pieces because, frankly, modern printing of vintage books is hot garbage.

 

My favorite example is the classic Vanderpoel book (the Human Figure). It's nice that Dover reprinted it, but it's a cheap garbage print with poor reproduction and materials. I did some research on the printing legacy of the book and had to go way back, as the corruption of the material began decades ago. Ended up with a beautiful copy of a 1919 printing with linen pages, and as a bonus it was from a student of the San Francisco Art Institute, who bought it new and put the school and his info inside the cover. I also contacted the school to learn more about him (no records available, bummer) and the school at the time and had some nice correspondence with the librarian there (as I work in a library).

@NebulousMissy reminds me that I am under accusation of some shoe hoarding. But I mean, even without hoarding you need a good dozen shoes or so, right? Work boots, hiking boots, snow boots, dress boots, dress shoes (brown and black), sandals, sneakers (casual and walking), barn shoes (old shoes that slip on easy for quick trips to the garage), etc. I guess when you get into my red snakeskin dress shoes it becomes a bit more ornamental, though :D 

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Though somewhat under control these days, I still have tons of unused:

  • RPGs
  • Board games
  • Comic books, TPBs, books
  • Obsolete computer parts (so many cables!)
  • Old clothes that are now too big to wear.

It wasn't too bad until mom sold the family house. Lot of my old stuff was still there and now occupies one of my bedrooms (not storage room).

 

Anyone who knew my father would realize that it's somewhat hereditary (so many books, notebooks, calculators). We are quite averse to throwing out anything. (Marie Kondo is not allowed within 100 meters of our home ::P:)

 

Let everything pile up as a monument to... uhm... stuff we liked!

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Books.  Lots of books.  Mostly Sci-Fi and and Fantasy, but some history and reference (a bunch of them have applications to gaming; how did that happen?).  I also have some older ones from my childhood that I recovered from my parents house when they were going to finally purge them after 40 years (I come by my book hoarding honestly).  I've got a bunch of DvDs/Blu-Ray movies/shows but it's only about 200 so I don't think it quite qualifies.

 

I do need to build some more bookshelves.  I am out of free space and I have books piling up in boxes next to the shelves that I do have and some in the attic.  I pland to make some rolling ones that I can put next to each other, and then pull them out like a tall stack of drawers when i want something.

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3 hours ago, Crowley said:
13 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Books?

 

I'd have imagined it'd be more diapers and coffee in your case. ::P:

 

2 hours ago, Great Khan Artist said:

I really do have a food hoarding problem. My religion preaches having a year supply of food. I also live in the middle of nowhere, so in the winter the fridge has 2 weeks worth of goodies. I even freeze cartons of milk (it works better with skim and 1%). It's gotten so bad that when food comes home, before it goes in the pantry, I write dates on it in black marker.  

 

It's only a problem if you don't like it? Two weeks worth of supplies is how I would prefer to live, especially nowadays.

 

My mom stocks her pantry with so many canned goods you'd think we live in Westeros and are expecting a 5-year winter. In an attempt to help facilitate keeping the oldest stuff used first, I built her a FIFO (First-In, First-Out, the pic below isn't mine but you get the idea) container for her cans. Didn't work, she just takes the first can she sees.

 

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My SO has urged me to pack the pantry, but the problem is I mostly use fresh food. I hate canned food and keeping frozen food is expensive and dependent on the grid, so why bother. If there's ever an apocalypse, I guess I become a hunter/gatherer.

 

edited to clarify: I'm not so picky I'd turn down canned food in an emergency, the problem is spoilage because I'd never rotate the stock...because I wouldn't eat canned food unless it was an emergency. I guess I could donate it when it got close to expiration, but again....expensive.

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15 hours ago, Morihalda said:

Well this is slightly related. I don't have a Shelf of Shame. I have a Closet of Forgotten Yet Nicely Organized Projects. I accidentally hoard projects, but I'm working through them now!

 

Also - game screenshots and reference images. I have a 3rd hard drive.....

 

Relevant....

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16 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

 

Not currently.  At one time I was acquiring RPG books, and I had a decent number of CDs back in the day, but I spend very little on either now.

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13 hours ago, Smallbunyanga said:

Farm animals. I have 7 goats, 50 chickens, 5 rabbits, 10 guineas, a turkey, a peacock, 5 dogs, 6 cats

 

I wish I could hoard farm animals, but I only have one dog and one cat. Do you still count as a crazy cat lady if you're only crazy about one cat?

 

My high school yearbook: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Me: Cat Lady

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22 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Twist ties. I do it subconsciously and on purpose. Cause they're useful. I don't have many now, during the last move my husband realized I had a twist tie horde and has avoided acquiring more and I suspect periodically throws them out.

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2 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 15th:

You are given power over one of the classical four elements (earth, fire, wind, water). Which do you choose to control?

*looks up from stack of spellbooks* Why limit yourself to only four elements? They all interact with each other and more besides, and there's many  elemental planes out there for you to choose from. They're all fun in their own way, you should travel to them someday.

 

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On 1/13/2021 at 10:27 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 14th:

Besides minis, what else do you hoard? Is it something you are aware you do when it happens, or is it something you realize after the act (i.e. open the fridge and say "wow, I have a lot of ketchup packets")?

Fabric, yarn, art supplies, embroidery floss, fashion dolls, books... 

 

Houses in Skyrim....


I am aware of all the things I’ve collected over the years.

 

10 hours ago, Morihalda said:

 

Relevant....

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Hey, that’s about me too!

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