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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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Use the stuff sack you have
I didn’t watch the Snakey video, so I’m not sure what that thing is, but an easy stuff sack compression method that I’ve used from time to time is this: Stuff your bag/quilt/whatever into ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Sleeping Bag Compression Stuff Sack
April 17, 3:25pm

Xcomm MiFi as an alternative?
Deleted - I double checked and the Xcomm MiFi device connects to local cell services, not satellite. So never mind!

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 03, 10:30am

Esbit burner testing - different pot?
Apologies in advance if this leads to a thread drift, but I've always wondered why there isn't a pot that uses increased surface area to boost the transfer of thermal energy - from esbit, o...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
April 01, 1:00pm

New superlight crampons company
"The ultimate crampon would be this merged with Vargo's new Pocket Cleats. Going to attempt to combine them in the shop. If it works, we'll have a toothy 8 point light mountaineering/w...

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
March 16, 5:32pm

REI Dividend and 20% off sale
Continuing the joke a bit further... REI cashier says, “Thanks, but I see here at the bottom of your tax return that you OWE taxes, you’re not getting a refund”. Guy says, “Right, so go ...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 11, 11:54am

WM Caribou practical temperature range
Yeah, below 40F I remember being able to feel cold spots in my Caribou bag. Especially if there was a breeze (my tent is a TT Contrail). Above 40F the Caribou was quite pleasant, but 35F was about ...

In GEAR » WM Caribou - What's the practical temperature range?
March 09, 12:07pm

WM Caribou practical temperature range
When I had a Caribou, I felt it's comfort limit was about 35F. When I had it paired with an uninsulated BA air pad I'd get cold when ambient hit the upper 30's, and with a POE Max Therm...

In GEAR » WM Caribou - What's the practical temperature range?
March 08, 11:42pm

Reading glasses
I've started using these little "nose pinch" type readers. They're not for constant use, but for checking a map or reading a book at the end of the day, they work really well. By ...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 04, 9:47am

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

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