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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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I like it!
Great knotless method - easy to do and easy to remember! I'll be using it this season whenever I need to hang food. Thanks!

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Knotless PCT Bear Bag Hang
April 27, 5:53pm

Future sale
Hi Devin, Kudos to you for taking this product from vision to reality. Though I have no immediate need for a Montgomery Kettle, I thought I would mention my interest because I suspect I am not t...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (ultralight chimney-boiler) reservations
March 31, 1:33pm

Lafuma Xlight Mids
I picked up the same mids at Sierra Trading Post, when they were clearing them out earlier this year. Good fit for my feet, and the upper/lower lacing scheme is rather nice, but it leaves you with ...

In GEAR » Lafuma Xlight Mid - opinions?
March 26, 10:23am

I trolled around today and found a few more details on the Mammut Light Pump Mat. Here are the interesting ones: - New Square TX fabric is touted as durable, non-slip and very light. - Hand-pu...

In GEAR » Mammut Light Pump Mat
March 25, 7:44pm

I've used a Sweetwater filter for 6 or 7 years now, and love it. No chemicals to affect the taste or leave residues, no waiting, no futzing around, just pump and drink. Even though mine is arou...

In GEAR » Nearly There!
March 24, 9:26pm

IKEA cutlery caddy
The IKEA cutlery caddy woodstove mod weighs about 3oz. I like the one I made:

In GEAR » New Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove...Opinions?
March 10, 12:05pm

Mammut Light Pump Mat
Anyone know more about the new Mammut Light Pump Mat? It was highlighted in the recent Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide, and with 3 inches of cushion at only 20oz with integrated air pump it looks ve...

In GEAR » Mammut Light Pump Mat
March 10, 11:34am

3oz IKEA woodstove
I cut up a couple of the IKEA utensil holders and am pretty happy with this version. First I cut one large feed hole and two smaller vent holes: Then I used a stepper drill to enlarge some of th...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
March 03, 6:25pm

FUGU Jacket
Tad - I'm 6-2 and about 180 pounds. I normally take a 36/36.5 inch sleeve length, and while the 35 inch sleeves on my large Montbell Thermawrap UL jacket are fine, on the Fugu the large size...

In Gear Deals » NB Fugu down jackt $119
February 03, 9:47pm

FUGU Jacket
Received my Fugu Jacket today - I think it might be one of the very last large talls they had. It was an exchange for a previously ordered large size that was just a little too short in the arms. I...

In Gear Deals » NB Fugu down jackt $119
February 03, 6:18pm

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