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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Paul-You are correct. I meant sleeping bag heat transfer. I just updated my post to preceed "heat" with "sleeping bag". In this context, heat is actually generated if any moistu...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 9:55am

Re: Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Relative to point 2: Sleeping bag heat is lost through three transfer mechanisms. -Natural convection heat loss is negligible for all insulation types. -Conduction heat loss is inversely propo...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 12:31am

Re: What exactly is clo?
It is a measure of thermal resistance for some specified thickness of insulation. clo, R value, TOG, and m2 K/W alll measure the same thing and you can convert from one representation to another. c...

In Make Your Own Gear » What exactly is clo?
January 09, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Nicholas-Many manufacturers use their own brand names on fabrics they purchase OEM from Brookwood. I suggest you use the same approach that Bill F. has used in the past to get additional informatio...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
January 06, 9:15am

Re: Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
Bill-You said, "The Ion seemed to be better and after a couple of miles I would have to un-zip the Ion but my body never really moved much heat to my arms." The above leads me suspect ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
January 04, 2:14pm

Re: How to identify Pertex Quantum?-Litespeed Quantum Version
Ron Bell, of Mountain Laurel Designs, made an excellent post to the forum on 11/4/06 entitled, “fabric madness, i need more nexium”. In part he mentioned there were at least 9 current versions ...

In GEAR » How to identify Pertex Quantum?
January 04, 1:36pm

Re: Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
Bill-Are you taking a wind shirt with you? If so, have you tried it with your Patagonia #2 Wool Crew to keep your arms warm while hiking? Even if you did take a wind shirt, I can still see the bene...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
January 04, 10:51am

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

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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