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Dave Heiss (DaveHeiss) - BPL Guest

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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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

I use the Sunday Afternoon's Travel Hat
The Sunday Afternoon Travel hat is what I use now. I had the SA Adventure hat and liked it, but I could never figure out how to store the dang thing temporarily when I wasn't wearing it - such ...

In GEAR » What hats do you use?
November 19, 8:06pm

Axio altimeter
I like using an altimeter to gauge my progress on climbs up to or down from passes, etc ("hey, I've only got 400' to go!") and like Roger said they come in handy when used in comb...

In GEAR » Altimeters
September 27, 4:24pm

Easton Kilo 1 person tent
Keep us informed about how the Kilo 1 feels and holds up during use. I'm 6'2" and may be pushing the outer limits for comfortable use of this tent, but I remember about 10 years ago lo...

In GEAR » Easton Kilo 1 Person--Brief Review
September 24, 3:07pm

The humble mayonnaise jar
Last trip I brought an empty mayonnaise jar to use as a pee bottle. Wide mouth top (good target) and wide bottom (hard to tip over), smooth sides for easy cleaning (I used it as an extra water carr...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 10, 3:06pm

TiGoat poles
I would be interested in purchasing one of the TiGoat poles (I already own one and only need one more to make a set). If there is anyone else out there in BPL-land who wants to split Eugene's p...

In Gear Swap » FS: Ti-Goat AGP trekking poles, Patagonia Nine Trails windshell
August 13, 11:06am

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