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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: Pertex Quantum
Bill-I took a detailed look at my Montane Lite-speed in an attempt to help James B. answer his question relative to what Pertex Quantum looked like. When I answered his question, I wasn't aware...

In GEAR » How to identify Pertex Quantum?
January 03, 1:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
This bag, unlike most sold in the US, is correctly rated for a male's lower comfort at 30F or -.6C. You can trust the EN 13537 test procedure rating if you use an equivalent R value pad to ...

In GEAR » Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
January 03, 12:25pm

Re: Which one first?
Don't apply both to the same garment. Use DWR on your outer layer and Permethrin on your base layer (Capilene or wool). Two years ago I had Montane / Pertex test a Litespeed wind shirt for ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Which one first?
December 31, 10:54am

Re: Questions regarding all layers of clothing
Derek-There is no one best solution for each layer. Select what fits you well, what matches your budget, and is aesthetically pleasing to you. Simple concepts to guide you in their selections are a...

In GEAR » Questions regarding all layers of clothing
December 30, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: when you can't rely on DWR
John, The Mysterioso is used in combination with a wet suit and paddling jacket for 50 degree water.

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 29, 10:54pm

Re: Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Erin-Please let us know what fabric type will be used in your dry suit and if it is specifically designed for backpacking as a dual use feature. Also list the weight (My lightest Kokatat is 3lb wit...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 29, 2:59pm

Re: How About Blue Foam Pads?
Blue foam is not as durable as GG's EvazoteĀ® nor as warm for a given thickness. Although all blue foam looks much the same, its quality varies widely. Squeeze the foam between your thumb and f...

In GEAR » GG ThinLight R-value
December 29, 12:16pm

Re: GG ThinLight R-value
3/8" = ~1.36 1/4" = ~.90 1/8" = ~.45

In GEAR » GG ThinLight R-value
December 29, 8:48am

Re: Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Erin-Primarily for pack rafting and secondarily for heavy rain, the dry suit is mandatory. Consider the EPIC shirt and pants not as an extra layer but, as your only shirt and pants for the trip. If...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 28, 1:20pm

Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Erin-I have made two multi-month trips along the Alaska coast using a folding kayak and hiking. A Kokatat Gore-Tex dry suit, in combination with a light fleece insulation layer kept me dry and warm...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 28, 10:54am

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