We made a video how I changed my standard Climbing Harness to a full dedicated Trad Climbing Harness. I always was searching (rather blind) for my small gear when I needed them the most and urgent. I created two additional material loops on the front for short trad climbing gear. This to have quick and easy access to essential gear when it really matters. No time to loose in searching for gear. Please watch the video how I created those additional loops.
We normally take care of our climbing gear in the winter time which is normally the off season for our trad-climbing activities.
We inspect our cams (friends, camelots) ballnuts and other small gear on any possible damage, miss function or wear. We take out the bad pieces for safety. The good ones we clean and give them maintenance and being lubed up again for the next season. We made a video about this activity to share how we do that. Please go to the youtube episode for this and also enjoy the examples of gear placements in a couple of trad areas. Some nice drone shots in our favorite local trad location Ettringen in Germany