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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: Black Diamond Megamid/Megalight and bug advice
Adam- Some versions of this shelter come with one black 7 ¼” loop (7 ¼ B2) connected to each gross grain ribbon stake point (B1). You need two 7 ¼ loops connected to the Meg for setup flexi...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Megamid/Megalight and bug advice
August 23, 10:14am

Rain Gear for Alaska
Ryan, Please consider a gear review of DWR effectiveness for a future BPL issue. Specifically how fast does stuffing, dirt, brush abrasion, and constant rain degrade each brand of DWR on nylon f...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 2:14pm

Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
Don, the Gore-Tex or eVENT (WB) did not fail in the past nor does it now when hiking in Alaska. In contrast, the companion durable water repellent (DWR)treatment on the outside of the fabric can be...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 16, 10:31pm

Exped Down Airmat 7
Carol, Many, if not most, of the Exped "slow leak" problems can be easily solved by a procedure change. The air valve on this mattress hits what appears to be the stop point before it is complet...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 23, 12:43am

Blanket
What is the URL for a site that sells the blanket you are referring to? Approximately how thick is it, what are the dimensions, and how much does it weigh?

In GEAR » Low cost 20-35F bags?
June 22, 10:35am

Re: 1000 miles without resupply
Ryan F., Yes Andrew’s proposed feat is amazing. Consider the difference in energy required for hiking a trail versus hiking cross country through Alaska. In that perspective the amount of food...

In GEAR » 1000 miles without resupply
June 11, 9:40am

Ryan's Journey
I scan the Artic 1000 site a couple of times per day and have posted three times as Richard295 versus Richard Nisley on this forum. Since I leave for a two month Alaska expedition on July 8, I f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ryan's Journey
June 09, 9:57pm

OP sacks on close-out.
Paul, Thank you for your test results. You sold me on the OP Sack. Richard

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 08, 8:20am

OP Sac Test Request - Please
Is there anyone on the BPL forum with a dog and an OP Sack who is willing to test the OP Sack versus conventional freezer bags? I envision the tests involving dinner times for the dog and each ...

In GEAR » OP sacks on close-out.
June 07, 5:37pm

Constructing a quilt
Bill, this approach has never been published by any source that I am aware of. None the less, it is based on science rather than marketing hype. It should satisfy your requirement for something qui...

In Make Your Own Gear » Constructing a quilt for less than $54.95?
June 06, 11:14pm

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