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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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Proper seam sealing for Big Agnes Pumphouse Inflation Bag repair
The BPL write up on this inflation bag says that it is made of silicone coated Cordura ripstop nylon. Yet there is seam tape on the internal seams. This leads me to believe that the inside must be ...

In GEAR » Proper seam sealing for Big Agnes Pumphouse Inflation Bag repair
March 18, 6:12pm

Schoeller Nanosphere
Joshua, Roger Caffin is our resident expert for these types of questions. He should be the first one solicited for this type of information and I yield to his opinion if we differ. I only hav...

In GEAR » Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
March 12, 10:45am

Re: Grand Canyon Packrafting
An excellent piece of journalism... Congratulations Ryan and Roman! The hair on the back of my neck was standing on end and I started to sweat as I read about this adventure.

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Canyon Packrafting
March 12, 8:47am

Re: Re: Titanium Esbit Wing Stove windscreen? Titanium Caldera Cone.
Jason, 500 ml of 45F water in 35F ambient air and light wind will reliably boil in my Caldera for the Snow Peak 700 ml. I use about 2/3 of an Esbit (7.5 min.) or 20 ml (9 min.) of alcohol in the...

In GEAR » FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove
March 10, 9:17am

Re: Re: chart
Ian, I was serious in that the soft shell fabric used in the Ready Mix, pants, etc. looks like formal wear. I wouldn't use this fabric for backpacking (too much weight and too slow drying af...

In GEAR » Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
March 10, 8:26am

Re: Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
Ian, You asked a complicated question.

In GEAR » Encapsulated fibers = low maintenance UL functionality?
March 09, 9:53pm

Re: Satellite Telephones
Douglas, Iridium is the only viable satellite network at this time. The Globalstar Gen I satellites have three antenna systems on them. The phone uplink antenna systems and the ground station...

In GEAR » Satellite Telephones
March 09, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Clo Values
John, A simple extrapolation, using the 550 and 800 fill power values I provided, will give you all of the other fill powers you want values for.

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 06, 5:55pm

Re: thanks
Michael, There is no good single source for the comparative clo/oz of various types of down that I am aware of. I have distilled secondary research from a very large number of scientific papers ...

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 05, 11:23pm

Re: Clo Values
Ross, As an UL backpacker, I assume that the primary clo metric you are interested in is clo/oz: -The now discontinued Polarguard Delta is .68 clo/oz. -Standard down (550 fill power) is .70 cl...

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 05, 9:05pm

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