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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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3-legged chair
Hey Mark, I always carry a 3-legged chair that I bought several years ago at Costco. It's similar to the Roll-a-Stool chair you mentioned, and just a few ounces heavier at exactly 1 pound. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reinventing... the chair
September 28, 9:07pm

Silnylon stake bags
I believe Joe at Z-packs makes silnylon or cuben bags in small sizes that may work well for stakes.

In GEAR » Silnylon Stake bags?
September 18, 11:24pm

Another vote for Sprint Aquatics
I've used the Sprint Aquatics for a couple of years now, and they work very well for stream crossings here in the Cascades, for washups, and for walking around camp if I want to get out of my b...

In GEAR » Camp shoes - slip-on, substantial, light
August 23, 10:44pm

GPS for occasional users
Earlier this month I confidently turned onto a faint trail that I was SURE had to be the loop connector trail I was looking for. There was no signage (other junctions had been lacking signage too),...

In GEAR » GPS for occasional users
August 20, 3:59pm

Rubber tip for Goat Poles
Sara, The REI-brand rubber tips (REI Trek Pole Walk Tips) work great on my TI Goat poles. They are smaller and much lighter than the Leki-brand rubber tips, and so do not affect the weight or sw...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber Tips for Trekking Poles
August 03, 3:33pm

An SPF rating for those shirts?
I looked at a couple of sites that carry these 3.2 oz nylon shirts and none mention if the shirt provides any UV protection. Has anyone here drilled a little deeper to find more specifications on t...

In GEAR » 3.2 oz. $7 shirt
July 20, 11:31pm

Rolled foam in a frameless pack
May I ask why some here worry about making a cylinder with foam, and then packing your stuff inside it? I have a MLD Ark, and it works just fine with my sleeping pad folded up as a back panel (only...

In GEAR » Frameless packs and rolled foam
July 15, 5:52pm

Clearview pad + Thinlight temp rating
John, Last year I used this combination on a trip in the WA Cascades, and on a couple of nights that reached the low 30s I was feeling rather cold. I was in a Contrail tent, using a WM Caribou b...

In GEAR » Clearview + Thinlight temp rating
June 02, 7:26pm

Flat Pack Triangle Woodburner Stove
Bill, I've followed your directions for creating a paper mockup (it was pretty easy, thanks), and I have a question for you. In the version you made for your red pot, I see the pot edge snug...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flat Pack Woodburner 1 piece
May 07, 2:13pm

Flat Pack Woodburner
Bill, My compliments on the elegant simplicity (and versatility) of your triangle design. Do you have a pattern that you're willing to share with those of us who lack your creative skills?

In Make Your Own Gear » Flat Pack Woodburner 1 piece
April 24, 12:23pm

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