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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: Climashield - COMBAT - Quilt
Bill-Your quilt liner will result in a total clo value up to .3 - .5 higher than the total of the two insulated items. This is a result of the air trapped between the liner and the quilt, assuming ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Climashield COMBAT for MYOG
September 28, 10:09pm

Re: Coleman Powermax fuel container failure
I had an MSR 8oz cartridge fail this summer. The Lyndal valve wouldn't work with either of my stoves. The cartridge was full and I could expel gas by pusing against they Lyndal value using a screwd...

In GEAR » Coleman Powermax fuel container failure
September 28, 2:13pm

AeroGel Garments (Will AeroGel ever replace down?)
An Aerogel jacket of equivalent warmth will not be lighter than a high quality down jacket. Although the thermal conductivity of the best available Aerogel fabric (Spaceloft 6250) has .5x the therm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AeroGel Garments (Will AeroGel ever replace down?)
September 28, 10:37am

100 weight fleece examples
J R-Referencing your post stating in part…"With only moderate activity it is good for about 50F used with your light water resistant jacket (RN)…" this is a pretty subjective statement (JR). Ye...

In GEAR » 100 weight fleece examples
September 18, 4:36am

Re: 100 weight fleece examples
100 Series (frequently called Micro Fleece) weighs 5.9-6.2 oz/yd2 and is .944-.992 clo. With only moderate activity it is good for about 50F used with your light water resistant jacket. Campm...

In GEAR » 100 weight fleece examples
September 17, 12:05pm

Re: eVENT
I recently returned from a 1 1/2 month expedition along the Gulf of Alaska in the SE. It rained for 16 days straight before we had the first day of sunlight. Again it rained most days after that. ...

In GEAR » Montane eVENT® Quick-Fire and Superfly and Other Light eVENT Jackets
September 12, 7:22am

Re: eVENT and pit zips
My Lowe Alpine Evolution jacket uses eVENT as the WPB membrane and it was manufactured with pit zips. I bought it on a close-out at Sierra Trading post last year.

In GEAR » Montane eVENT® Quick-Fire and Superfly and Other Light eVENT Jackets
September 11, 8:00am

Re: Clo?
Michael-R value, m2K/W, clo, and TOG are just different names for thermal resistance of a specific insulation thickness. See my earlier BPL forum posting http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/bac...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
September 06, 11:15pm

Re: Clearly not an Electrician
It is the latter; you will be OK.

In GEAR » Solar Chargers for Long Trips
September 05, 6:40pm

RE: Necessary Wattage for Solar Chargers
Perrin- Unlike a normal solar charger, 1) the Solio charges an internal battery from the sun and 2) then uses a variable voltage DC to DC converter to output from its internal battery to your devic...

In GEAR » Solar Chargers for Long Trips
September 05, 11:10am

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