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Richard Nisley (richard295) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me My outdoor hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snow shoeing, skiing, fishing, and hunting. I enjoy continuously refining my equipment and techniques with the emphasis on less weight and volume.
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All Forum Posts by Richard Nisley

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Re: Testing
Kyle, I am on kayaking trip until Aug 26. If the sample is delivered to me by this date, I can test it before I leave for another 2 week adventure trip on Aug 31.

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 12, 10:42pm

No spray-on or wipe-on changes the HH
I tested a wide range and there was no difference in the HH after application.

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 08, 5:26pm

The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
Executive Summary: Sam Farrington sent me 6 premium tent fly material samples to analyze. The samples are listed in the order of increasing areal density. According to ISO 811, materials wi...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 06, 9:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Columbia jacket
Michael, My tests show an average of .73 versus an average of .50 for eVent.

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 29, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Columbia jacket
Woubier, On my test equipment the most breathable eVent measured .84 CFM, the average was ~.50 CFM, and the worst was .35 CFM. All of the MP PU garments tested ~.17 CFM. I personally put more...

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 29, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Columbia jacket
Greg, You asked most of the open questions. One that is missing is what is the moisture transport / air permeability? The WPB layer is microporous (MP) polyurethane (PU); on other jackets I ...

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 29, 2:13pm

Re: Power Banks / batteries
Richie, For a north of 10,000 mAh measured output capacity, the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E5 tested better (output capacity mAh / oz) than 5 other batteries that I measured in this capacity category. ...

In GEAR » Power Banks / batteries
July 16, 11:47am

Re: BPL Exclusive! Aluminized Cuben On sale now!
Your site says, "7/5 Update: Back in town and catching up on orders. Things are humming along. I'm excited to build some Cuben shelters!!" Will you build a tarp using Aluminized Cu...

In Gear Deals » BPL Exclusive! Aluminized Cuben On sale now!
July 08, 8:16pm

Re: Which is warmer?
Christoph, Merino Wool clo/oz .084 Polartec Power Stretch .143 Polartec Alpha clo/oz (avg) .325 So: "What weight of polartec alpha do I need to outperform Merino?" = 59% of Meri...

In GEAR » Which is warmer?
June 26, 12:47pm

DP VS75 Construction Detail
DP VS75 Construction Detail Unlike an Emergency Space Blanket, this material has a substantial scrim layer which allows it to be easily sewn and it is dramatically more tear resistant. It is co...

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben vs DP VS75 and Others
June 23, 8:59am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Nisley

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Lite my fire firesteel scout firelighter
I went back to the Midwest, this month, for a family reunion and fishing trip. I took my fire steel with me. My two nephews are 10 and 12 and they love to fish. The 12 year old asked me if I would tea...

In Cookware - Other
July 21, 1:37pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
My piezo failed after a couple of days. It took one second to fix it by bending down the ignitor rod to make a slightly smaller gap (1/8" smaller). I then used it in Alaska for 1 1/2 months twice a da...

In Stoves - Canister
August 25, 5:17pm