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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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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

Montbell Versalite rain jacket
At OR I liked the looks, fit, and weight of the Montbell Versalite rain jacket. Montbell stuff seems to fit me really well, so I might be a tad biased. Velcro cuff adjusters, pit zips, and a hood t...

In GEAR » Rain jackets, again
August 12, 3:20pm

Sardines
Never touch 'em at home, but in the woods, with crackers... oh yeah.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there something you eat in the backcountry that you don't eat otherwise?
August 08, 1:48pm

Scouts and oatmeal
Ahhh, oatmeal. How can you go wrong with oatmeal? It’s light, easy to make, comes in lots of different flavors, and there’s no trash because when you’re done you can burn up the little pouch ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » BPL Meals for Scouts
August 07, 3:01pm

Sea to Summit tents
I was at OR last week (my company was an exhibitor) and when I was freed from the booth I had a chance to wander the show. The Sea to Summit booth had quite a bit of innovative gear on display, and...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer 2013
August 05, 1:11pm

Mid's
Ron - I sent you an email

In Gear Swap » FS 3D Salomon Fastpacker Mid Gore-tex Hiking Boot SZ 11 mens
July 29, 12:30pm

Powdered rice milk test
Hi Leigh, Any news regarding your test of that powdered rice milk? Is it a keeper?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Good powdered rice milk
July 15, 4:49pm

Good info
This is a fascinating discussion, and explains a lot - like why a WM Caribou I used to own, marketed as a 35F bag, would not keep me warm if nights dropped to the low 40's...

In GEAR » Adding overfill to a Summerlite
July 12, 5:24pm

Roomy but not super light
Here's a bivy from Aqua Quest that I've been considering: http://www.aqua-quest.net/185.htm http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-Quest-Waterproof-Breathable-Season-Single/dp/B0056SOA48 I lik...

In GEAR » Looking for a lightweight, affordable, waterproof, all-weather bivy...advice greatly appreciated
July 11, 12:56am

Olympic timing
August and September are generally good weather windows, even into early October. After that, as others have said, it's wise to have a fallback plan.

In GEAR » Olympic NP in late October - Advice?
July 03, 2:45pm

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