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Joe Kuster (slacklinejoe) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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Yellow Heet on plane
Depending on the location, denatured alcohol is nearly universally available in most cities that will have an airport - after all, they have to paint the numbers on the planes don't they? :) ...

In GEAR » Yellow Heet on plane?
August 31, 1:11pm

MYOG: Silnylon Floorless 2-Person Tent
My best suggestion for someone to start sewing their own backpacking gear: Stuffsacks. When you've made enough stuff sacks for all of our gear, your friends and your family, then tackle somethi...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Silnylon Floorless 2-Person Tent
August 25, 9:23am

Need pack able to carry wetsuit on outside."
I made a few mesh sacks for my wetsuit gear and snapped it to the sides of my pack with bungies / velcro / etc. Booties / gloves on one side, shirt on the other. Pants in another one hanging un...

In GEAR » Need pack able to carry wetsuit on outside.
August 24, 2:49pm

Washing Tyvek to Soften it
Depends on your particular piece of tyvek an how picky you want to be. If it's the home wrap and you want it soft enough to make clothing out of it, it can take upwards of 4-8 washes. If it'...

In GEAR » Washing Tyvek to Soften it?
August 24, 2:42pm

Backpacking Shepherd's Pie
Sounds great, I'll have to try this at home! I've been using 4 cheese Idahoan potatoes on top of Mountain House Beef Stew packages (pretty good combo interestlying) but this would give m...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking Shepherd's Pie
July 06, 2:07pm

If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket
It'll have the exact same limitations of most hardshells with the addition of being fragile. That however, might be worth while making. Some of the higher end hardshells have very well thoug...

In Make Your Own Gear » If you were to make a Cuben rain jacket...
June 10, 11:02am

gear shops in denver
Go north to Boulder, you'll find several places worthwhile for your UL pursuits. #1 Montbell's store: if it's UL and sometimes a bit wacky, it'll be there. #2 REI (in denver,...

In GEAR » gear shops in denver
May 19, 12:39pm

Help Me Shop for a GPS
I'm a very heavy GPS user during sales trips as well as back country trips. A device that does one very well is often the antithesis of the other purpose. What I want in a driving GPS: Big...

In GEAR » Help Me Shop for a GPS
April 20, 1:35pm

Easy dinner suggestions - what would you eat?
Well, since we're talking a single overnighter and you're going to want to enjoy this trip, I wouldn't try to go gormet your first night out. There's absolutely nothing wrong wi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy dinner suggestions - what would you eat?
March 23, 11:23am

How to make the most of a Garmin Oregon 400T (or most of the similar models)
It seems folks were paying attention when I posted above regarding the Oregon GPS as I received a suprising number of PMs regarding the device. Most of you wanted to know what type of mapping s...

In GEAR » Anyone has experience with Garmin Oregon/Dakota?
January 20, 9:27pm

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