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Tim Heckel (ThinAir) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Tim Heckel

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Re: Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
Lots of good suggestions here of course. But I can add that I use a product called no-rinse. It is specifically designed for folks that are not able to bathe regularly. I take the liquid form on...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
July 02, 7:20am

Phone
Definitely use the phone and follow up with them after they get the bag. If you can clean the bag before you send it. Send it with a carrier that has some kind of delivery confirmation so you k...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering--need a repair to a bag
December 30, 7:26am

Bear spray article
All the years I've been a member I've whined about the poor search engine on BPL. Well, I can't find the article from a couple years back comparing available bear sprays. Does anyone ...

In GEAR » Bear spray article
July 31, 6:58am

+1
Brilliant Brian! I'm not sure if that idea is a left brain or right brian idea, but apparently I don't possess that side as that idea would never have occurred to me! Thank you.

In GEAR » how do you stop pillow sliding off sleeping mat
January 12, 10:10am

Breakfast
Thanks for pointing this out Dale. It certainly might work in my kit. Another point to note, the regular flimsy disposable Starbucks lid will fit on the reusable cup and weighs less. And for K...

In GEAR » Starbucks reusable 16oz coffee cup with lid, $1 and 1.6oz/44g
January 12, 9:52am

Leave no trace
First, thank you for this article. But I have to say, again, I think BackPacking Light should be more careful to encourage Leave No Trace principles in it's publications. Two of the three cam...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 18, 10:21am

Lanolin
I periodically, after several washings, soak my merino in a mix of very warm water and liquid lanolin. It really helps restore the wool.

In GEAR » merino washing (at home/outdoors/travelling)
September 28, 9:05am

allmed?
What about this place? http://www.allmed.net/catalog/item/1,1528,3220,1624,1610 I'd buy 5 or so if you want to get a case and split it off.

In GEAR » Flexair Dual Chambered blow-up pillows - STOCK FOUND
September 25, 1:56pm

Re: Out of stock
I hope not. I was holding off to order a pad until the mini jars were back in stock. Hate to miss out on the pad.

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
September 22, 5:13pm

4 straps
Do you really have to undo 4 straps to access the main pack body? It sure looks that way from the photos.

In GEAR » Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 Arrived!
September 14, 3:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Heckel

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MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Normally I use a Steripen Aventurer for water treatment and carry MSR tablets for a backup. But I use a filter when going to an area with unknown water quality or into an area I know requires a filte...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
June 02, 10:19am

Golite Pinnacle Pack
The top strap on my Golite Pinnacle pack started coming off during my first weekend trip. The straps are sewn on with a flimsy stitch. I immediately took the pack to a local gear seamstress (who doe...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 28, 10:58am

Gossamer Gear Lightrek Plus Poles
I love my GG poles. After a year of fiddling with the REI UL carbon sectioned poles that won't lock I got my fixed poles and they are perfect for me. I do not miss the wrist straps at all. Love ...

In Trekking Poles
October 04, 3:25pm