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Joe Kuster (slacklinejoe) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Flatirons
About Me I'm the president of Slackline Express. We make slacklines (think of it as a backyard tight rope) but also manage an outsourced sewing shop for lightweight backpacking gear designers. We do industrial sewing, cutting, and assembly here in Colorado.
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All Forum Posts by Joe Kuster

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photo light question
Never been an issue. If you want to replicate it though, cut a 1/4" section off of a drinking straw and superglue it in place.

In GEAR » photo light question
April 07, 4:20pm

Trouble staying organized with UL pack
When packing, remember your order of operations from prior trips. Pack the least used/anticipated parts of your gear in the least accessible part areas. For instance: Your sleep system is the ...

In GEAR » Trouble staying organized with UL pack...
April 06, 7:44pm

Exped Downmat inflation issues
Sounds like you might have gotten a lemon, REI will make it right though. It's possible the o-ring or whatever in the valve wasn't set right or has a flaw. Give them a chance to make it ...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat inflation issues
April 06, 12:37pm

What about day hikes?
I normally use hydration packs, offbrand versions of the camelbacks and such or a homemade silnylon pack with enough volume for spare jacket layers and such. I don't find lumbar packs comfortab...

In GEAR » What about day hikes?
April 06, 11:09am

Aron Ralston
Bah, now I remember who Aron Ralston was.... I'm sorry, but this guy really ruffles my feathers. I'll put my professionalisim to the wayside for a moment and share what other what the ...

In Gear Lists » Are You A Survivor?
April 05, 7:33pm

Are You A Survivor?
Does 3 weeks living in an urban house (no fireplace) with no heat or power count? If so, I've done that plenty in Missouri's wicked ice storms. We had no power for 100 miles and too much ic...

In Gear Lists » Are You A Survivor?
April 04, 2:46pm

Are You A Survivor
Just an interesting observation, being prepared turns a survival situation into an "oops" moment usually. Being stuck on a mountain road in a whiteout suddenly becomes, "Well, we'...

In Gear Lists » Are You A Survivor?
April 04, 11:45am

Are You A Survivor?
Anymore I try to avoid the typical "survivor" mentallity as it tends to make you paranoid and believe the goverment is out to get you (I grew up knowing people who were the militia type)....

In Gear Lists » Are You A Survivor?
April 04, 11:19am

Rate Your Hiking Ability
I got a 56% but I have no idea really how the % is related to much. I've done no thru hikes, but lots of 4 season hikes and overall a lot of miles. If I had to guess, building your own gear ...

In On the Web » Rate Your Hiking Ability
April 03, 6:13pm

Trail running, monkey-butt, tape, and miscellaneous philosophical musings.
I've had good luck with the higher zinc concentrations for healing chaffing, but not so much for preventing it. For that, it needed more lubrication.

In Other Activities » Trail running, monkey-butt, tape, and miscellaneous philosophical musings.
March 31, 11:58am

All Reader Reviews by Joe Kuster

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Garmin Oregon 400T
Note: This review reflects using Beta Firmware v. 2.86 released Feb 4, 2009. My wife bought me the 400T as a birthday present. Now that I've had time to use it in the field tramping around Roc...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 14, 2:55pm

PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
I tried my best to like these gloves but even treated with the utmost caution my pair only lasted 1 trip before starting to show significant wear. By the end of the second trip, I had holes in both g...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 29, 1:08am

GlobalStar SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
I have to wonder if some of the units out there are possibly defective judging from other reviews. I've had mine since they first came out and I have apparently had a radically different exper...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 17, 10:23pm

Mountain House Beef Stew
Actually, it just goes to show different tastes for different folks. After a heavy exertion day the Mountain House stew is usually one of my favorites. I have only noticed it being a bit salty wheneve...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
January 24, 10:13am

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I've used one on six trips so far. It is definately a discussion piece and it's incredibly light weight. It took a little trial and error with it to find my comfort range, which is about half ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 07, 1:05pm

MiniBull Designs Atomic (with stand)
This is one of the first commercial alcohol stoves I've worked with. It does exactly what it says it should and it does work fairly well. It does have a higher capacity for longer burn time, it do...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 22, 9:08am

Evernew Nonstick Titanium 0.9 L Pot
It's non-stick titanium, how cool is that. The reality is that it does live up to most of the hype and it is a solid performer. It has a wide base and is very efficent. It is about the perfect volume ...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 22, 8:43am

Marmot Atom
At 16oz this is an excellent option for warm weather 3 season backpacking. The compressibility of this bag is phenomonal. It is unusual to find a summer oriented bag with a full hood & draft collar, m...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
November 22, 8:36am

Marmot Atom Mens Regular 40 Degree
Please Delete, put in wrong category

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 22, 8:33am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
As always, it depends on your need. If you find other stoves finicky and would like a complete cooking system that just "works", it's possible you'll like the JB. For trips where ...

In Stoves - Canister
October 04, 8:21pm