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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.
CityLongmont
StateCO
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.slacklineexpress.com

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All Forum Posts by Joe Kuster

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Hey JMTers, what's your FOOTWEAR?
I've never felt the need for camp shoes myself. Instead, I just loosen my laces. For dealing with creek crossings, if you aren't already in the evening, you'll be moving more than lo...

In GEAR » Hey JMTers, what's your FOOTWEAR?
June 29, 6:10pm

Injinji fans
Mark, Sounds like your heel blisters are probably a shoe fitment issue. You might try alternative lacing techniques to adjust the heel cup fit, or possibly swap out insoles. Essentially it sound...

In GEAR » Injinji fans
June 29, 12:56am

Hey JMTers, what's your FOOTWEAR
If you get a move on purchasing ANY trail runner that fits, you'll be ahead of where you are at. Find what fits your feet, there are good options out there from Inov8, Salomon and several more....

In GEAR » Hey JMTers, what's your FOOTWEAR?
June 29, 12:53am

Injinji fans
Footwear depends on condtions. A leather boot + goretex gaiter is pretty much something best used for slushy winter condtions or other such significant reasons to have such a heavy and impermiable ...

In GEAR » Injinji fans
June 28, 3:13pm

Sore Back after NeoAir Use? v. stiffer self-inflating pad?
One possibility that I immediately see is that the narrowness of the pad is throwing your shoulders / arms at an angle that increases stress on some muscles in your back.

In GEAR » Sore Back after NeoAir Use? v. stiffer self-inflating pad?
June 25, 11:35am

Watch for measuring vertical speed
Suunto's the way to go. I have one, but due to needing spare cash, I might be willing to part with my spare. I've got the Observer in stainless steel. It's a great watch, but I'...

In GEAR » Watch for measuring vertical speed?
June 22, 7:05pm

crossover trail and street shoe for travel
I too have the Salomon XA Pro 3Ds, but I switched out the insoles and it radically improved the shoes handling. I use superfeet insoles, they work for me but not everyone. An upgraded insole ma...

In GEAR » crossover trail and street shoe for travel
June 20, 11:13am

lucky man
Damn, and I was just up that way on a solo not long ago. I modified my course because of conditions. He indeed was very lucky.

In On the Web » lucky man
May 15, 9:40pm

WTB: Tinny's Hinged, V-shape Pot Stand for Mini Atomic
That that falls through, I've got one as well. Honestly though, why? The pot stand was the weakest part of the atomic's kit. Use 3 tent stakes in the ground to hold the pot 1.5" ab...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tinny's Hinged, V-shape Pot Stand for Mini Atomic
May 15, 9:33pm

Colorado BPL'ers
As you noted, there are lots of us, but I don't think most of us have met in person. I'd be game. I'm out of Longmont, which is pretty close to Boulder. It's still a bit early fo...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado BPL'ers
May 15, 1:57pm

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