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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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Re: Soggy bivy nights-revisited
SK, Regarding 1, "it would close" should have read "it will be close". 2. "Part clo" refers to the clo of the part taken by itself. For example, the GG pad has an R...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
December 08, 9:33am

Soggy bivy nights - revisited
Dave T's posted a question on 11/28/07 regarding how he could reduce bivy moisture for a specific night time temperature, location, bag, and bivy. There was consensus on overhead IR loss block...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
December 08, 12:38am

Re: rocky gore-tex socks
George, A neoprene socks sold by Campmor, REI, etc is called the Seirus Storm SockĀ®. They are comprised of a nylon outer layer, a 1.5 mm perforated neoprene core, and light polyester lining. Th...

In GEAR » Looking for socks to wear with trail runners
December 06, 9:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: bivy.
Tom, Yes, that is a very good solution if you can't set up under foilage for additional IR interceptions.

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 10:08pm

Re: To Bivy or Not in Point Reyes
Casey, No bivy at Pt Reyes could be even worse. The dew point could then occur just occur lower in the down insulation.

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Tarp & Bivy
There is one other condensation mitigation factor that I originally thought was too obvious to mention. On second thought, it bears mentioning. An area sheltered from the wind or your tarp pitched ...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Tarp & Bivy
John, You are right, the tarp doesn't enough warm air to raise the dewpoint. What a tarp does is provide a partial IR block which reduces the probability that the bivy temp will be lower tha...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 9:30am

Re: Re: Re: bivy.
Inaki, Yes, thickness and material also play a role. One layer of shiny aluminum coated mylar will block the loss. Polyester and nylon fibers absorb and then re-radiate ~ 1/2 up and 1/2 down.

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 8:46am

Re: bivy.
Dave, The ocean temp in that area averages around 50F year round. When you sleep close to it, you will experience a larger night time temp drop than just one block inland. The more the temperature...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 28, 7:19pm

Best camera for backpacking and packrafting?
Which camera, the Olympus 790 or the Pentax Optio WP30 is best for backpacking and packrafting?

In GEAR » Best camera for backpacking and packrafting?
November 28, 12:28pm

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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