As a gear junky I like new product technology as much as the next guy but there are a few pieces of old technology gear that I can't see myself ever doing without. I'm curious what gear others have they feel the same way about. Here are a few oldies that I can't see myself doing without: Cast Iron Cookware - Sure cast iron skillets & dutch ovens are heavy and have to be handwashed and seasoned but they simply do some things better than my fancy All-Clad or ceramic coated green pans. I could extend this to stick burning cast iron bbq pits as they are so efficient at low & slow smoking. Stuff made of leather - Boots, belts, jackets, gloves, bags, straps, sheaths, cases, etc. They require special care & treatment and are expensive but well worth it. Stuff made of waxed canvas - Jackets, upland chaps, bags, etc.. They smell funny, are hard to clean, don't breathe well and require retreatment but wear like iron and have great looks. Stuff made of wool - Socks, clothes, blankets, etc. Expensive and requires special care but hard to beat as comfortable and effective insulation. Beaver Fur Hats - Expensive and requires care but so comfortable and so efficient.