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All Forum Posts by Joe Westing

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Re: Re: "Youthful Posters"
When I first found this forum (when I was a minor), I thought I knew a lot about backpacking and the outdoors in general. The more time I spend here, I realize that I really know very little - the...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Youthful Posters
February 08, 9:20am

Re: "XUL First Aid Kit"
Evan - No need to get excited. Leukotape has many benefits over duct tape. It is soft, breathable, and cushioned. Most importantly, it is vastly durable and will stay on your feet for days, ...

In Gear Lists » XUL First Aid Kit
February 07, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
Wow, inspiring story. For anyone who has not seen any of Jamie's post, check out this thread about his first SUL trip (w/ photos). IMO, it should be required reading for anyone wanting inform...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: My Journey into Lightweight Backpacking
February 03, 8:47pm

Re: Details on "Water Handling"
The water tank seems like it has more capacity than you would need. Do you really want to carry 6L of water in your pack at a time unless it is absolutely necessary? If you absolutely need 6L of ...

In Gear Lists » Base Weight
February 02, 5:55pm

Re: Winds
The link worked after I got rid of the slash (/) at the beginning of the link. BTW, looks like you had a fantastic trip. The Winds look absolutely gorgeous. I would love to get out there some ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Trip August 2008
February 01, 8:51pm

Re: "SUL 3 season gear list"
>"6. I've chimed in too many times on these forums about TP, do whatever you want. But, you CAN go without..." "I'm not that crazy!!!" I have to say that, IMH...

In Gear Lists » SUL 3 season gear list
February 01, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: looking to purchase 2-man tent
Although it's over your budget, I can recommend the REI Half Dome 2. I have an older (and cheaper) version of the REI Quarter Dome 2, which I love and have used extensively. The Half Dome is ...

In Gear Swap » looking to purchase 2-man tent
January 31, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Re: free standing
Jeremy - Haha, unfortunately I don't think there is such a term. Saying freestanding is fine - I just wanted to help clarify exactly what freestanding "officially" means. Sorry i...

In Gear Swap » looking to purchase 2-man tent
January 31, 6:30pm

Re: Re: free standing
Um sorry, I think you are misunderstanding my post. I never said that all tents needed to be staked down - In fact I said in my post that "a freestanding tent is any shelter which doesn't...

In Gear Swap » looking to purchase 2-man tent
January 31, 6:26pm

Re: looking to purchase 2-man tent
Just a general FYI: Just b/c a tent isn't freestanding, doesn't mean that it requires trekking poles. In fact, you could have a freestanding tent that REQUIRES trekking poles (such as t...

In Gear Swap » looking to purchase 2-man tent
January 31, 5:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Westing

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After having a problem with my BPL print subscription (totally my bad), Karen quickly (within a day) and kindly fixed everything. Couldn't ask for anything more.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 11, 5:09pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
This is a great pad. It is fairly comfortable, although it gets less comfortable with use. I would give it five stars if it maintained its initially level of comfort. Still, it doesn't wear dow...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
July 19, 12:18pm

Leki Ultralight Ti
Had these poles for a few years and they've performed very well. Only had one time when the poles slipped and that was quickly fixed by cleaning the poles. These titanium poles are fairly light ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 11:01am