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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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Thermawrap Parka
Thanks, but I'm looking for the older version. Bump to the top!

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell U.L. Thermawrap Parka size Large
February 09, 11:39pm

Thermawrap Parka
Interested, but first a question: Is this parka the new(er) style with the elastic wedges at each wrist, or the older style without the wedges? Dave

In Gear Swap » FS: MontBell U.L. Thermawrap Parka size Large
February 09, 9:06pm

Starlyte stove
+1 Starlyte stoves rock.

In GEAR » Zelph Starlyte alcohol stove
February 01, 6:21pm

Roger's business model
Great idea! I try to hit an In-and-Out whenever I travel and find myself near one.

In Gear Deals » SummitStash - Discovery box for hikers, bikers, backpackers and lovers of the outdoors (New service)
January 27, 3:07pm

New Pico bivy, perhaps?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one yet: http://www.milesgear.com/PicoBivy.html No need for a tarp, and only 23oz with the tyvek groundsheet

In GEAR » Best stand-alone bivy?
November 17, 4:22pm

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

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