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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: New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
Bill - You are correct that your new bivy (Pertex Shield in place of Pertex Quantum) would now be waterproof. I think that using your 3 yd. sample for vented rain wear would yield you the most b...

In GEAR » New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
July 26, 10:31pm

Re: New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
Bill - You, said, "How about for trail hiking such as on the AT? Light weight rain gear with one or more clever and light weight venting options and maybe a pair of rain mitts." It is a g...

In GEAR » New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
July 26, 5:42pm

Re: New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
Bill - Thank you for the data sheet. Based on the specs, this material is applicable for extremely light WPB rain wear as would be required for backpacking but, not bushwhacking. It is very similar...

In GEAR » New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
July 26, 1:24pm

Re: New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
Bill - Thank you for the heads up. I also would like to get some sample material to test. The second picture appears like the inside layer isn't shiny and the third picture appears like it is. ...

In GEAR » New - Pertex Shield - DWR-PU Coated
July 25, 3:01pm

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

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