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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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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

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: 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

Weather could be nice, or not
Olympic NP is a beautiful area, but in late October you will be taking your chances. Summer has started early this year in the PNW, but Fall storms usually roll in about October 15th. I've seen...

In GEAR » Olympic NP in late October - Advice?
July 03, 12:00pm

Powdered rice milk - how was it?
Hi Leigh, How was the rice milk?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Good powdered rice milk
June 24, 1:58pm

Lashing description & photo?
Ron, Nice work! I have all the materials necessary to do the same, but I'd like you to go into a little more detail (maybe with some photos) showing how you did the lashing. I remember some ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5.5 ounce Camp Chair
June 20, 8:29pm

Ark is awesome
I have an MLD Ark and love it. I've carried packed weights up to the 25-30 pound range and it rides so nice.... no sore hips, no sore shoulders, no problems getting to anything inside it. I use...

In GEAR » MLD Ark?
December 09, 11:44pm

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