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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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The Ramen thread: How do you like yours
I get the snack mix blend of corn, peas, carrots and such from Just Veggies, add extra dried red pepper and celery from the same company. Rehydrate it when cooking the ramen. Drain. Add soy sauce p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The Ramen thread: How do you like yours?
December 13, 2:31pm

Please educate me on insulating pants
"I am perplexed that the term "collapse" is so often applied to down and is never applied to Merino wool." Collapse refers not to water absorption but to the loss of loft or ...

In GEAR » Please educate me on insulating pants
December 02, 9:28am

Please educate me on insulating pants
Some of us who've made our own gear have found that when used in a thinner layer, the baffling material necessary to keep down in place adds more weight than what a synthetic system may be due ...

In GEAR » Please educate me on insulating pants
December 01, 4:51pm

N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
Jack - thanks for the update / fact check. Either I'm forgetful or they have changed their GEOS coverage plans. I got on board very early, but either is very possible. Either way, most p...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
November 02, 2:06pm

N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
"100-percent chance of paying a fairly steep premium for hiking insurance" $7 per year for global coverage is steep?

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
November 02, 10:00am

N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
I think that for those in states that do enforce these SAR fees, it would be a very, very wise to invest in 3rd party rescue insurance. I've got a policy that came with my SPOT that'll c...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
November 02, 9:34am

Strengthening knees
"Get a balance board, balance ball, or slackline. Spend 30 minutes on it every day." As many have mentioned above, lightening your pack will reduce your pain. However, if you do wan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Strengthening knees
October 31, 12:06pm

Ultralight Rifle
The .17 HM2 or HMR are high velocity rounds and fragment like crazy on impact making them unsuitable for small game that you plan to eat. They are great varmint and target guns, but for filling the...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 13, 4:30pm

Ultralight Rifle
Dewey, Good info. My wife and I planned a trek up north (nothing as extensive as the Artic 1000, but big for our standards). Good to know the regulations and I tend to agree with the assessment ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 12, 11:22am

Ultralight Rifle
"The comments about rifle recoil are not quite realistic and I was just finishing one of my custom-built light Grizzly defence rifles today. I have two .375s, one a light packing rifle, a .458...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 11, 11:00pm

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