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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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Poles
After making fun of people with poles (another overpriced piece of gear!), I did break down and try them. The trails I'm on are so narrow they only allow the use of one pole, most of the time. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
May 15, 2:30pm

Size
I only gained one size, starting in my early 30's until now. Personally, I blame it on the weight I gained during pregnancy (my wife's).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Have your feet grown?
May 15, 2:23pm

Deet
All I know is I got the 100% DEET on my hands, then picked up a trekking pole, and the grip is still sticky. Kind of made me afraid of DEET. Luckily, I live somewhere that doesn't have bad mosq...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 14, 9:10am

Avatar
What's an avatar? I couldn't find any hiking/backpacking pics, so I was forced to use one from Lakefest 2007 on Lake Texoma, Texas. Edit - changed the sailing avatar to last weekends ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
May 07, 1:05pm

Bag
Rei Outlet - Lafuma Junior 35+ - $28.

In GEAR » Multipurpose moderate weather bag
May 07, 12:49pm

Prize
You win a free prize! I've been going to McKittrick forever. Woulnd't surprise me if they didn't close it off soon.

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
May 01, 12:27pm

Re: Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
I've always wanted to go there, but in the fall. Haven't made it yet. Maybe this year. So where is the only other place in Texas with Maples?

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
April 27, 2:36pm

Watch
I had a timex almost exactly like that. Used the 5 minute countdown timer for sailboat races. I wore it for 7 years, gave up on it ever breaking, and finally bought another one because I was tired ...

In GEAR » Looking for CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP Watch
April 27, 2:24pm

Well.......
Where I live, almost every thing growing has stickers or thorns. I'm not that tough.

In Editor's Roundtable » Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
April 16, 1:30pm

Pad
If it's been 20 years since you've used a foam pad, you won't be happy going back to one. Get an inflatable, it's worth the extra weight. I'm thrilled with my Insulmat Max Thermo.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foam pad question
April 15, 10:43pm

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