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Tim Heckel (ThinAir) - BPL Premium Member

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Rohan ether has Men's Ether Trousers on sale. Pricey but very nice.

In GEAR » Pants, Pants, who's got the Pants??
November 14, 8:05am

No more metal....
Love my Bamboo spoon.

In GEAR » No more plastic...
November 13, 7:13am

Mine has a patch.... Still working fine.

In GEAR » Windshirt durability?
September 30, 7:23am

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

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

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

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

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

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