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Joe Kuster (slacklinejoe) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Flatirons
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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Ultralight Rifle
"Chris, are polar bears really that bad up there? I'm surprised they actually required you to bring a gun. " I cannot say for 100%, but I believe that this is an outfitters require...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 11, 7:17pm

Winter Goggle Recommendations
Wow, good idea on the sky diving goggles. Do they fog up much?

In GEAR » Winter Goggle Recommendations
October 11, 1:16pm

Ultralight Rifle
"If REI carried the rifle I might consider purchasing one. I would like to be able to try one out for a few years before I committed." Rifles are typically non-returnable. However, the...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 11, 11:39am

Ultralight Rifle
"I've walked and camped all over the place in Canada too. Ths situation isn't the same in the USA where I don't think trespass is considered a minor issue. " I'm afraid...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 11, 11:36am

Ultralight Rifle
"So, who here has ACTUALLY stalked and shot and prepared and eaten ANY of the various animals that one might try to kill for sustenance if lost in a wilderness area? I do NOT mean "huntin...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 10, 7:12pm

Winter Goggle Recommendations
The lightest option I have was to pick up a pair of goggles from a convenience store near the ski areas around here. Wrap around band, build as a hybrid sunglass/goggle. They work well until you st...

In GEAR » Winter Goggle Recommendations
October 10, 6:00pm

Ultralight Rifle
"Joe, do you think our ding dong marksman Daltrey had time to load when the bear charged him or that he had it loaded and ready (hopefully on safety) beside him while he cleaned his rabbit?&qu...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 10, 2:28pm

Ultralight Rifle
"Bump an unprotected rifle trigger and it could kill you or someone else. I just happen to think that the trigger guard is a pretty essential safety component on a gun. I guess this gets into...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 09, 4:54pm

Ultralight Rifle
Not to overstate the obvious, but there's a lot of inflamitory attitudes on this topic that are less than helpful (on both sides). Whatever your thoughts on it, hunting with license in most...

In GEAR » Ultralight Rifle
October 08, 12:46pm

Colorado Rockies: Moose, poison oak?
As the others have said, yep, we have moose in Colorado. They seem to be making a come back. I've seen one so far in a marsh in Rocky Mountain National Park and another in the Wilderness Pe...

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Rockies: Moose, poison oak?
September 28, 7:51pm

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