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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Backpacker since 1973, started going lighter in 2003
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All Forum Posts by Dave Heiss

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Trail food you can't stand
Ha! I had the same experience in the early 80's with some Mountain House freeze-dried chicken salad. I like chicken salad, and I was hungry, but this stuff was beyond disgusting. Waaaaay beyond...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 18, 1:07pm

Tripod chair is my vote
I have a tripod chair with 22" legs that I bought at Costco many, many years ago. It weighs exactly 1 pound, and it goes with me on all my trips. At 6'2" I wouldn't want anything ...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 13, 10:05am

Tyvek pants
Tyvek pants are reasonably waterproof and would be much more durable than the driducks. They're super inexpensive too. It's what I use (Driducks jacket and Tyvek pants, from US Plastics).

In GEAR » Winter Gear for WA Section of the PCT
August 12, 4:48pm

Sprint Aquatics are great
Ditto to everything said above. I add a thin "insole" to my Aquatics that's a shaped cut-out from the disposable foam flip-flops my wife gets from the shop after a pedicure. I suppose...

In GEAR » "Hotel" shoescamp shoes
August 12, 1:08pm

Big Sky Wisp 1P tent
I saw the Big Sky Wisp 1-person tent at the OR Summer show last week. Bob Molen was displaying their 10.6 oz all cuben "Let it Pour" fabric version. For a compact, small footprint, single...

In GEAR » Current best single person tent around 18-20oz
August 11, 12:27pm

11th Essential (for me)
Pee bottle - essential equipment for all my overnight hikes.

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 21, 11:37am

The Bigelow Tea Company makes a powdered coconut water and green tea mix
Monty, What is the name of this product from Bigelow Tea Company? I was looking on their website but didn't see it (or saw it and didn't realize what it was).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 20, 11:17pm

What are we missing, really?
I carry an iPhone because it's my GPS, my camera, my reader, and my phone home when the trip ends. While on the trail though the phone is on airplane mode and I stay blissfully ignorant of anyt...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 17, 4:10pm

SINTESI 1 tent
Not bad at all for $135 USD.

In GEAR » What do you think of this tent?
July 09, 5:39pm

Looking for the same thing
My wife will be walking the Camino de Santiago route across Spain this summer, and I'm looking for a summer sleeping bag for her. So far the Sea to Summit Traveller TRL bag(50F/10C) looks promi...

In GEAR » Lighweight summer bag/quilt
June 30, 11:47am

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