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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
CityCamano Island

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Trauma & Pepper finish the PCT
I thought Greg's posting was pretty funny. I know, that's a scary thought. Congrats to Trauma and Pepper. They had some luck, sure, and they might have needed it, but forever more they w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 02, 4:57pm

Nice wax stove, but...
Kudos to Russell for developing what looks to be a great little wax stove, but holy cow there are a lot of parts laid out in that "full system" photo. I'd be very much afraid of losin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Candle Stoves
February 25, 5:48pm

Sweetwater parts
I'll take the Sweetwater hose and parts. PM on its way to you.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear, Jackets, Hats, etc.
February 22, 10:33pm

Hotplate testing
Hi Roger, TOG meters were an early type of guarded hotplate that had a round shape, but long ago the ASTM and ISO standards community settled on a square design for hotplate devices. I doubt the...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 11, 2:11pm

Hotplate testing
For those of you who aren't familiar with thermal testing equipment, Richard is using a device known as a "guarded hotplate". In this type of equipment the inner test plate, outer the...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 11, 1:44pm

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
Here's a link to an industry article covering some of the new insulation and fabric innovations that were introduced at the OR Winter show.

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
February 11, 11:40am

Your recipe?
Hi Aaron, +1 to the request that you post the recipe for your nut bars

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » (Trail) Shelf Life of Homemade Energy/Protein Bars
February 10, 11:16am

Best Winter No-cook Breakfast
I took the advice from someone in an earlier thread on this topic and baked up some supercharged (and oversized) oatmeal cookies for breakfast. On my last trip I had these for breakfast most of the...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best Winter Breakfast (without cooking)
February 09, 3:15pm

How much would you spend to save weight?
I’ve dropped quite a bit of pack weight since I started this BPL adventure around 10 years ago, and at first the decisions were easy. Replace old 6lb tent with a Tarptent Contrail? Save 4+ pounds...

In GEAR » how much would you spend to save weight
February 06, 11:44am

PIF: Terramar ThermSilk Glove Liners, XL
FYI, my hand size is 8", measured from the base of the wrist to the tip of the longest finger. If your hand size is larger than that, these could be right for you.

In Gear Swap » PIF: Terramar ThermaSilk Glove Liners, XL
February 04, 4:06pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave Heiss

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Montbell Versalite
Andrea - I'm looking forward to your opinions on the Versalite 50. I've still got that pack on my short list, and hope you can provide some input on its comfort and functionality. My only conc...

In Backpacks - External Frame
August 13, 5:37pm

02 Rainwear Rain Suit
I also have an O2 Rainwear suit. I picked up a pair a few years ago and have been really happy with the performance, but I still wince at the screaming yellow color every time I put them on. It is def...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 26, 11:34am