What the heck am I talking about? Well… Let’s start with some clarification of the term, just so we’re all on the same page:
Equipment, ammunition, tools, and clothing used by a person (typically on active duty in the armed forces).
Loadouts can change depending on time of day, season, terrain, and personal preference.
This is a concept which came to light a number of years ago as I tried to mitigate my impulse buying.
I have a weakness for bags, and gadgets, and it was pointed out to me that perhaps I had enough of both. Now… We all know that’s not possible, but it got me thinking. I thought I should take a more deliberate approach to this issue, be smarter about my shopping, and try to buy the right item the first time. Now… We all know that’s not possible, but I was, and am, convinced that trying to get it right, rather than buying stuff on the spur of the moment, is a more effective solution. I have, more or less, eliminated the urge to buy stuff just because it looks interesting. I am also a bit of a design freak, so I do sometimes buy things which just looks interesting (Did I split that semantic hair too thin?).