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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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Tarptent Protrail
I have a Contrail, but the Protrail design is a really nice evolution. I like it.

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
January 16, 7:29pm

Oddest single piece of gear you've seen on the trail
Related to the baby stroller sighting in the comment above, I was taking a rest break and started hearing a huge clattering noise coming up the rocky trail stretch I had just completed. Turned out ...

In GEAR » Oddest single piece of gear you have seen on the trail
January 13, 12:59pm

What our gear says about us...
I think our gear choices reveal our fears, as well as our price/value justifications, our place on the style vs functionality curve, the level of confidence in our abilities, our hobbies, and our o...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 09, 6:38pm

Sleeping booties and socks
You could also try an old BPL favorite - Possumdown socks.

In GEAR » Ultralight Booties: What's Out There?
January 08, 11:45am

Montbell thermawrap parka
I've been a fan of Montbell for years, because they tend to fit me really well. I have a Thermawrap UL Parka that's a few years old and love it. The new Thermawrap Pro models introduced in ...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight synthetic parka to buy and why?
January 07, 3:28pm

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

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