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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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Work and Play
And in addition to the time management comments above (all very true), think hard about whether or not you want to be a home owner. Especially a single-family home with a yard. If you have a wife a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Work and Play
January 04, 11:10pm

Old Guys Backpacking
As I get older I've found that Tylenol has become my new best friend. That, and a pee bottle. Lighter pack weight has made it possible for me to continue backpacking, which is great because ...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 02, 12:19pm

Too many rain jacket choices
Propore is made by 3M, if that helps narrow your searching. I'm pretty sure that the Uber and Pico bivy's made by Dave at Miles Gear are also Propore - so it must be available somewhere.

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 3:31pm

IKEA woodstove
Roger - It's 3oz, and my MSR Titan kettle fits inside so the soot doesn't go everywhere.

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 26, 10:29am

Cheap is easy too
I go to REI and I see an entire wall of water bottles. Really? Mine are two re-used juice bottles that are the perfect size for my pack's side pockets. Cost = Free My drinking cup is the cut...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 1:39pm

Solo Female hikers
When I first started backpacking (in California) in the '70s it was really rare to see a female backpacker. The activity was overwhelmingly male, and if my friends and I came across a group of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 11:33pm

Power dry fleece top now $20
The Cabela's power dry fleece top is sold - thanks Stephen!

In Gear Swap » EMS Power Stretch full-zip hoody, Cabelas Power Dry 1/4-zip long sleeve
November 15, 10:24pm

Power dry fleece top now $20
See above - you know you want it.

In Gear Swap » EMS Power Stretch full-zip hoody, Cabelas Power Dry 1/4-zip long sleeve
November 15, 2:47pm

Price drop
The EMS power stretch fleece hoody is sold (to Tedd - thanks!). The Cabela's power dry fleece top is still available. With the goal of making only one trip to the post office on Monday, the...

In Gear Swap » EMS Power Stretch full-zip hoody, Cabelas Power Dry 1/4-zip long sleeve
November 14, 11:03pm

EMS Power Stretch full-zip hoody, Cabelas Power Dry 1/4-zip long sleeve
Two great Polartec baselayer pieces on the block today, one Power Dry and one Power Stretch: Cabelas Polartec Power Dry 1/4 Zip T-Neck (Long Sleeve) Men’s size XL, but it fits like a Large (I...

In Gear Swap » EMS Power Stretch full-zip hoody, Cabelas Power Dry 1/4-zip long sleeve
November 14, 5:16pm

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