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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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Happy ending
Will has finally found his Fugu. Dave - I got the jacket today. It is wonderful. I can't wait for winter now. Of course that means I no longer have one, but that's OK. I wasn't u...

In Gear Swap » WTB: New Balance Fugu Down Jacket!
March 28, 11:10am

Sleeping pad and alcohol stove for consideration
I've got a few UL items you might be interested in. I was going to eventually post them as part of a larger assortment, but these two might be good for you now. Big Agnes Clearview pad, 20...

In Gear Swap » WTB- Basically everything but a pack and clothes
March 25, 6:36pm

Ark/Exodus
I'm a huge fan of the existing MLD Ark/Exodus pack design. I particularly like that it's an ultralight pack that's built to last. Yes there are other frameless packs that are lighter, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus Backpack Review
March 22, 11:58pm

roll up stove
Holy cow. That stove is like nothing I've ever seen. Your design and production skills are off the charts. Well done!

In Make Your Own Gear » Roll-up stove
March 13, 9:19pm

Hey, they have medium tall
I went ahead and picked up a medium tall jacket. At $50 it's a pretty safe gamble, even if it's "superlight" only in name. The first ascent downlight jackets aren't available ...

In Gear Deals » Cabelas Superlight 750 Down Crazy Low prices...
March 02, 11:27am

Steam expands, you know...
Logan, Pour boiling water into a container, OK. Pour boiling water into a container and then screw the lid down tight? Something's gonna give, and chances are your oatmeal would spray everyw...

In GEAR » Idea - Cooking for the neat freak.
February 28, 10:05am

Sprint Aquatics
http://www.sprintaquatics.com/prodinfo.asp?number=901 These mesh shoes from Sprint Aquatics are super light, and surprisingly durable. I use them as camp shoes and for stream crossing. They run ...

In GEAR » Has no one thought of this?
February 18, 4:19pm

TI Goat kettle
You know, it kinda looks like they threw it together in 7 hours... I'll stick with the Backcountry Boiler when I purchase one. You can tell Devin has put serious time and thought into it. W...

In GEAR » Double walled mini volcano kettle
February 14, 10:50am

V-stand
Something like this V-stand I made for a Firefly stove would work well. It was pretty easy to make. FYI, the piece of aluminum tubing that the wires fit into (the "V" part) came from True...

In GEAR » Ultralight Pot Stand?
February 03, 2:42pm

Sale pending on the Caribou
Caribou is now sold and shipped!

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Caribou (MF Long) down sleeping bag
January 20, 5:31pm

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