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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
StateWA
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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How about a Packa?
Better coverage than a poncho, with better breathability than a jacket. www.thepacka.com

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 04, 10:30am

Dri Ducks
I use and like the jacket but ditched the pants in favor of a pair of tyvek pants from US Plastics (though lots of places sell them). I pull them on over my hiking pants when the weather or bugs ar...

In GEAR » My Experience with Dri Ducks
May 19, 12:59pm

Have one
I bought one of these last year and it works rather well. Very easy to stash away when you're down in the trees and don't need it. I don't bother bringing the carry pouch, but that'...

In Gear Deals » Sunday Afternoons Traveler Hat $10 @ Amazon - FS w/$35+ order
May 05, 6:59pm

I remember those
As David said, the bags of precooked bacon bits you can buy nowadays are just a non-vacuum packed version of the old bacon bricks we had in the 70's. I suppose you could add a little bacon grea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bacon
February 10, 4:19pm

Thermawrap Parka
Thanks, but I'm looking for the older version. Bump to the top!

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell U.L. Thermawrap Parka size Large
February 09, 11:39pm

Thermawrap Parka
Interested, but first a question: Is this parka the new(er) style with the elastic wedges at each wrist, or the older style without the wedges? Dave

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell U.L. Thermawrap Parka size Large
February 09, 9:06pm

Starlyte stove
+1 Starlyte stoves rock.

In GEAR » Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove
February 01, 6:21pm

Roger's business model
Great idea! I try to hit an In-and-Out whenever I travel and find myself near one.

In Gear Deals » SummitStash - Discovery box for hikers, bikers, backpackers and lovers of the outdoors (New service)
January 27, 3:07pm

New Pico bivy, perhaps?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one yet: http://www.milesgear.com/PicoBivy.html No need for a tarp, and only 23oz with the tyvek groundsheet

In GEAR » Best stand-alone bivy?
November 17, 4:22pm

Ursack with or without the liner?
I have used an Ursack for several years now, split about equally between using the Ursack by itself, and using it with the aluminum liner. I normally tie my Ursack to a tree at night, and have neve...

In GEAR » Ursack with or without the liner?
September 25, 4:26pm

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