I never allow myself to be consumed into any fad, craze or trend. Appreciation for life and your surroundings can be more precious and endeering than any piece of gear, tech or upgrade! Sure, you have to have some gear in order to sustain a level of comfort and security. Do we need to keep seeking out MORE? I don't think so. Functionality is key. As a prepper, I like to get out in different conditions and take in the world in order to 'live'.
We are a mere fraction of the timescale and chain of life. The plants and trees, although now Winter, go through their cycles again and again. Don't let life pass you by. Ensure your protection and future, but also take time out to live and enjoy life.
Strange how things stand out when we look at colours selectively.