Friday, July 09, 2010

A+S+T/RC+c=X

In the name of passing along valuable information of use to the canoe & kayak tripper, I am sharing this with all of you. Skuntz over at the Canadian Canoe Routes forum has come up with a formula to calculate and quantify the age old decision, "repair or replace?"


A+S+T/RC+c=X
where A=age, S= sentimental value, T=time to dick around with repairs, RC=replacement cost and c=comfort.


There you go. Plug in the number and find out if fixing up that bit of camping gear is really worth it. Let's see now, I have a leaking MEC sleeping pad. A=3, S=0, T=0, RC=$100, ....