However painful it may be, Portlandia nailed it with the “Get the Gear” skit. Though not everyone goes this overboard, we Porlanders are gear heads at heart. With Mt. Hood, the Pacific Ocean, and the desert a mere one-and-a-half to two hours away, you sort of have to be. They say that luck favors the prepared, right? Sans Segway, the outdoor lives we live necessitate the need for transceivers, headlamps, helmets, Gore-Tex, boots, etc. Everything but the kitchen sink. It’s the price you pay for peace of mind. Thankfully, Portland has a great sense of humor. Enjoy this skit, and if you’re ever interested in reenacting it, just visit us at USOUTDOOR.com.