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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: 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

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

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