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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: Jury rigged pfds
I went to a couple of paddling shops and weighed all of the L/XL PFDs they had on display. My chest is 45" and so this is the size I weighed. I also measured the weight for a number of PFD siz...

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
April 18, 5:03pm

Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
Roman - The lightest non-inflatable PFDs use kapok instead of CC foam. Astral and Norge are the two primary manufacturers of this PFD type.

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
April 17, 11:54pm

Re: Re: Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
Ryan - In the photo Packraftingboulder8 the pack rafts are outside the shelters. Did you leave them there overnight? I have found that if I invert mine and put a thin insulating pad on it, it m...

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
April 16, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
Ryan, What do you use as a PFD?

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
April 16, 12:44pm

Toray Dermizax
Erin - In your Beta test, how many miles of bushwhacking were you able to go before the DWR was worm off the areas the brush rubs against? My experiences in SE Alaska were between 30 and 60 mile...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 16, 12:21pm

Re: Water repellent product that don't make straps slip
Fluorocarbon based DWRs, such as Grangers, ReviveX, etc., will last approximately 40% longer than a wax based DWR like Niwax as well as be less slippery.

In GEAR » Water repellent product that don't make straps slip
April 15, 8:35pm

Re: GoLite's Trinity Fabric
Andy - A Trinity breathability spec URL is http://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.uk/index.cfm?action=article.read&articleId=745F6C24-CB69-74E6-EC5A0FFFC90C4D72 BPL has a bug in their forum software...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 14, 3:28pm

Re: Re: GoLite's Trinity Fabric - PR Speak Translation
Ross-There is no Web site that has this information that I am aware of.

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 12, 11:17pm

GoLite's Trinity Fabric - PR Speak Translation
Their specifications list the breathability level as: 10,000g/m2/24 hours. They don't list the test method which would make it very easy to accurately compare it to the breathability of other a...

In GEAR » GoLite's new Trinity Fabric
April 12, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
Doug - And truth be told... yes those activities do have impacts but the knowledge available through this site also reduces our relative contribution. By using a backpack for recreation rather t...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
April 08, 11:57am

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