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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: Re: starting a fire with flint and steel
To the above sage advice, I have one minor point to add. In heavy winds it helps to put your tinder in a depression prior to creating the spark shower. Ironically I watched a Survivor man rerun ...

In Philosophy & Technique » starting a fire with flint and steel
July 23, 3:16pm

Re: Re: Welcome back
PJ - I too missed your well researched and well written posts. What happened to cause your disability?

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
July 23, 8:09am

Re: Lafuma temp rating
Most US manufacturers post their US ratings based on the ISO TR 11079 - Extreme standard. Like the EN 13537 Extreme rating, this rating defines the hypothermia survival point, not the comfort ratin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lafuma Pro 650 Down Sleeping Bag REVIEW
July 19, 10:03am

Re: canister stove problems
The Lyndal valves sometimes fail even after operating for a few minutes. In the course of a 1 1/2 month expedition along the Alaska coast last year, I had two MSR 8 oz IsoPro canisters fail. I subs...

In GEAR » canister stove problems
July 17, 9:43am

Re: Re: Permethrin treatment
The normal concentration for Permethrin on clothing is .05%. Permethrin is mixed with different inert carriers for different applications. The water carrier used in the yard version results in the ...

In GEAR » Mesquito Repellant Questions
July 07, 10:43am

Re: Re: Re: Layering observation
When reporting thermal comfort using wool, or any other material, the color of the fabric needs to be indicated to make an informed judgment as to the merits of the material type. Since there about...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 06, 8:46am

Re: Re: R values, loft, AYCE
David-Your calculation is correct, but their published value doesn't match up with other independent tests.

In GEAR » R values everywhere!
July 04, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Layering observation
Layering Observation Conventional woven fabrics, like cotton and wool, average 4 clo per inch versus only about 5 clo per inch for the most advanced non woven insulations like Climashield XP and...

In GEAR » Layering observation
July 03, 1:24pm

Re: Re: R values, loft, AYCE
David-Thanks for the table of insulation prices. Regarding your question, “Could liteloft still be a competitive or even superior insulation even if it is only available at dogbooties.com?” ...

In GEAR » R values everywhere!
July 03, 12:49pm

Re: MB Dry Tec vs eVENT
The following comparison uses JIS L 1099 B for both tests. The Montbell number is from page 10 of their catalog. Breeze-Tec.....15,000 eVENT EV121.....21,997

In GEAR » Rain jackets and rain pants
June 26, 10:20am

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