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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: 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

Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Richard - This answer is speculative... "dry enough" is attributable to 1) the give of your garments under the poncho and 2) your body heat is vaporizing the water that passes through. ...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 07, 8:58am

Re: Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Tom- You asked what is your source that states both Patagonia and Mont Bell user Toray Entrant GII? Colin Thomas and Mark Verber BPL has a bug in their forum software that throws away links if ...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 06, 10:08pm

Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Richard and Tom -Think of rain in terms of droplets crashing into the fabric. Each one has a mass and velocity depending on how "heavy" the rain is. This gives it a penetrating ability an...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 06, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Roger-Your question made me laugh because you were my source for 8.7 PSI. I couldn’t find any end user silnylon product for sale to the US ultralight backpacking segment which had a spec higher t...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 06, 1:30am

Re: Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
Cost versus durability primarily determines the criteria for choosing Propore based raingear versus Entrant or eVENT. Material.....Cost.....Durability Propore......x........x Entrant......5x....

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 05, 6:38pm

Windshirt and raingear or poncho and windshirt
The Propore material used in Dropstoppers, DriDucks, and Frogs Toggs has an air permeability of approximately .05 CFM and a water pressure rating of about 23 PSI. It is an optimal material for inex...

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
April 05, 3:01pm

Re: Daddy's got a brand new bag
Thanks Brett. Mine arrived today also... a long 800 fill U.L. Super Stretch #2. I am 5' 10 3/4" and considered getting the standard length. That would have been a big mistake. When I close...

In GEAR » Daddy's got a brand new bag
April 04, 10:34pm

Darn it Brett - Montbell bag....ordered!
I just ordered a #2 based on your sales job. Just what I need is another sleeping bag, I currently own 3 down bags, 1 Primaloft Sport bag, 2 Polarguard Delta bags, and 2 Primaloft One bags. The...

In GEAR » Best deal on a Montbell bag?
April 01, 10:35pm

Re: windshirts in a drizzle
The fabric on the Houdini is encapsulated like the other Nextec fabrics, but is it is lighter. Patagonia doesn’t call it Epic but I believe that was purely a marketing decision. You can seam seal...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini in drizzle
March 30, 5:21pm

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