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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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Benzoin and Leukotape
Exact time depends on thickness of application but wait until the Benzoin is tacky for best adhesion. Applying tape too early does not let it set up properly.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Benzoin and Leukotape
May 03, 1:15pm

WTB or Rent / Borrow Bear Canister for May 9-30 Boulder Area
Renting from the shops unforunately ends up close to cost of buying one for a trip of that length.

In Gear Swap » WTB or Rent / Borrow Bear Canister for May 9-30 Boulder Area
May 01, 3:46pm

WTB or Rent / Borrow Bear Canister for May 9-30 Boulder Area
I'm looking for a generic bear canister for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park for May for a friend. Not picky on type, weight or whatever. Would love to just borrow it or rent it for the t...

In Gear Swap » WTB or Rent / Borrow Bear Canister for May 9-30 Boulder Area
May 01, 1:25pm

Need to Borrow / Rent / Buy Bear Canister May 9-30 - Boulder Area
Anyone in the area have a spare bear canister? I have a friend (college student) flying in with a carry on bag only and no bear canister and he plans on hiking Rocky Mountain National Park's ba...

In Gear Swap » Need to Borrow / Rent / Buy Bear Canister May 9-30 - Boulder Area
April 30, 7:43pm

College Outdoor Rec Programs
I was the Advisor and club member of Natural High Club at Missouri State University. We don't list our trips as UL specific but we teach lightweight workshops before them to help people drop th...

In Philosophy & Technique » College Outdoor Rec Programs
April 30, 9:16am

Train Yourself to Hike a 30-Mile Day
Not that I think this article isn't useful, but isn't this a straight copy / paste job from one of the print magazines? Not that I consider it a major offense and I'm sure it's a fr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Train Yourself to Hike a 30-Mile Day
April 28, 10:32pm

Insoles for Inov-8
I use superfeet and haven't looked back. They fit just fine. The factory insoles are ok but certainly have room for improvement.

In GEAR » Insoles for Inov-8
April 27, 8:26pm

Stuffing Synthetic Insulation
There isn't a set compression amount for synthetics. It depends on the type of synthetic, how long it'll be stuffed and what your personal trade offs are on volume of item in pack vs expect...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stuffing Synthetic Insulation
April 27, 12:43pm

sleeping cold..need help
>My quick two cents is that the air mattress might be actings as a heat sink and pulling the heat off of his body. The Big Agnes Insulated Air-core pad is an inflatable that has a Primaloft c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sleeping cold..need help
April 26, 10:14pm

sleeping cold..need help
As a cold sleeper I can relate. However, an BA insulated aircore pad should keep you insulated into the 30s. Perhaps I've had different experiences as the other posting saying it was optimistic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sleeping cold..need help
April 26, 5:47pm

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