Yeah, I have no idea how people think 'watching TV' is a hobby. I also think having one hobby can make that person kinda autistic in a sense because they overfocus on that hobby. I have 3 (or 4 if you count reading) hobbies (firearms, metalwork, drums/music). All 3 are time consuming and expensive. It gets to the point where I spend more money on the hobbies than basic shit like groceries. Drums you can get away with not spending a lot of money later on but the upfront cost is astronomical. After that, you only need to really spend money on sticks/heads and maybe the occasional cymbal if you crack one or a new drum pedal if the ones you have wear out. The shells are pretty much fine unless you're beating the fuck out of them when taking them to gigs. I have backup cymbals for the backups though. I went crazy when I started. Metalworking is also a large upfront cost with the forge and anvil (1,500 to 2,000 if you factor in getting basic shit like hammers and tongs). Luckily, you can get scrap steel for cheap right now just to fuck around. There are ways to save some money doing it, but if you really want to invest the time and energy at some point you will have to outfit yourself with the proper tools. It doesn't help that people are gouging the price of used anvils because of how popular smithing is again. People selling 85 pound used anvils for 600 bucks when I can get a brand new 115 lb anvil for 700 and discounted shipping. FOH with that shit. If it's 5 dollars a pound or below, I think that's a good deal on a used one. Firearms and all the accessories are expensive depending on the route you go. In all honesty, you probably only need one firearm of each configuration (handgun, shotgun, rifle) if you want to make an investment but be thrifty about it but then if you want to collect or plink then you get different ones and then if you hunt there are different configurations etc. I don't hunt so all of my shit is just to collect/because I just want this particular firearm because they aren't common. I probably have more than I'll ever need but if for whatever reason there's a breakdown in society, I'll be able to outfit my entire family with a firearm. Ammunition is probably the cheapest it will ever be right now in terms of price per round so that helps.