When does a collection become an addiction?

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  1. ArchMc

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    Maybe this is The Ultimate Question In The Universe, in which case the answer is 42.

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    When you start collecting it's already an addiction. Nice post.
     
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    Food for thought. My brother (a psychiatrist) says I have an obsessive compulsive personality however perhaps I am an addict. I do seem to collect things.
     
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    @snwcmpr - "I'm selling a 1932 Primus, unfired, in original box . . . "

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    Well done.

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    These responses are fantastic. The amazing thing is, I have the full support of my wife in collecting/restoring these gems (so long as I only work on one at a time until it's restored and working). That seems reasonable, but it DOES offer some challenges if I happen to pick up a stove or lantern with missing hard-to-find parts. I guess the only real limitation is storage space. I might need to purchase a retired 40-foot sea/land container. Easy enough to install some shelves. Would this be overkill?

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    I thought with Texas being in tornado ally everyone had storm shelters as big as the house. Can you not find a small corner in there?
     
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    In this corner of Texas, we have more potential for hurricane and flood. I do have a nice storage shed/workshop. I guess it's time to clean out more junk I no longer need (lanterns and stoves I NEED).
     
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    @mlkimmel92 Are you sure one sea/land container will be enough?

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    For starters...they ARE stackable.
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    They, like sheds, are always just the right size........
    Until right after you start using them.
     
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    I've been thinking about one of those containers, especially since we were under evacuation warning during the fires.

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    The containers are not as silly as they sound but they do get a bit too hot in warmer climates. Shelving can be easily installed as previously mentioned.

    Coming back to the original question, for me I can't see them becoming an addiction until I start spending too much time cataloging them, researching them, shopping for cheap ones, maintaining them and trying to find them again. That simple.
     
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    Them when you learn how to solder you start to buy also stove in pieces...
     
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    We saw a documentary about people who used those containers to make homes. Insulation and all the trim.
     
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    Here at work, our back lot is full of those shipping containers, which we rent out as storage. Very cost effective for us to put up vs. a normal building, and much more secure than a normal storage unit.
     
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    If you tear up you cave looking for Your Precious, then maybe