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Joe Clement (skinewmexico) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southwest
About Me Old Eagle scout trying to go light to prevent a heart attack
CityMidland
StateTexas

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All Forum Posts by Joe Clement

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Tape
I'm not saying blisters will never happen. Get the right set of circumstances in the right order, anything can happen to anyone. I always carry some kind of tape. And some people may be more pr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Athletic Tape and blisters
September 26, 8:47am

Haze
We have haze all the time, but ours is from the Mexican power plants that were exempted from EPA regs for NAFTA. Thanks again Washington DC. Starts at Big Bend, moves north.

In Chaff » Haze and the JMT
September 25, 2:28pm

Tent
Tube tent?? Man, do you have any idea how long it has been since I thought about those?

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
September 25, 2:25pm

Report
I read the report, need to read it again. I think we're bailing on Philmont, and going to either the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, or Pecos this summer. Probably Wheeler Peak, since we can camp in m...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Camp Fire trip to Pecos Wilderness
September 25, 2:23pm

Groups
Pretty hard to limit your group size in Scouts sometimes. And I thought everyone taught and practiced LNT, but who knows. I am going to do the "patrol vs. patrol" idea on least impact cam...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Scout Gear List
September 25, 2:21pm

Blisters
Am I the only one that thinks it's odd that you get blisters after a shoe is broken in? I'd either change shoes, change insoles, or wear a liner sock. I just can't consider ongoing blis...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Athletic Tape and blisters
September 25, 2:12pm

Pocket rocket
Just noticed the pocket rocket. Has my pack shipped?

In Gear Swap » FS: Stuff
September 24, 8:48pm

Thinking hard
This is killing me. I'm trying to figure out a way I could pay for it.

In Gear Swap » FS: TNF Hightail 15F
September 23, 8:50pm

Gospel........
I started changing myself, when I realized that advancing age and a lack of physical fitness made it impossible to do the silly things I did 35 years ago. Now I have a captive audience of Boy Scout...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are You Spreading the UL Gospel?
September 23, 3:58pm

Jam2
Payment sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stuff
September 23, 3:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Clement

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Marmot Atom Mens Regular 40 Degree
Nice bag. 1/2 zipper is kind of a pain, and makes it hard to use as a quilt. Seems true to rating.

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 26, 10:24pm

ULA Catalyst
Replaced my Exos 58 with this, much more comfortable, with more weight. Got a deal on a 2008 model, and added the dual stays. A lot bigger pack than I'll use most of the time. Gained some weight o...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 07, 8:53pm

ULA Circuit
Switched to this for more durability, and the ability to carry more water in the desert. Works like a champ, and you couldn't ask for better customer service.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 07, 8:50pm

Osprey Exos 58
I have to ding it a little for the hip belt. I think the hip belts on the large runs small, because it didn't wrap around me enough to be effective. And that may not be fair to ding it, because al...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 07, 8:46pm

TarpTent
Tolerated my questions and suggestions for design improvements, and never laughed once. Called my cell phone after an email question about tent set up, requested emails pics, diagnosed the problem, an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:11am

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
Great deals, lightening fast shipping.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:06am

ULA Equipment
Got both a Catalyst and Circuit. Great phone service, answering questions. Sent an email when the new Circuit came, and Casey called me on my cell phone within 24 hours. I almost didn't answer, si...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:05am

Pro Lite Gear customer service
Had a problem with an underfilled Ultra 20, never a question about making it right.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:00am

Gossamer Gear
Quick to answer questions, and even call you back. Hard to beat. Retrofit my Mariposa with the new aluminum stay for next to nothing, and had it back in a week. Service and products so good, I am will...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 11:59pm

Golite Ultra 20
Mine kept me warm in the upper 20s, so I'm happy. I'm not completely sure it would reach 20, and keep you warm for 8 hours. But it's a great product for a great price.

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 07, 12:17am