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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: How About Blue Foam Pads?
Blue foam is not as durable as GG's EvazoteĀ® nor as warm for a given thickness. Although all blue foam looks much the same, its quality varies widely. Squeeze the foam between your thumb and f...

In GEAR » GG ThinLight R-value
December 29, 12:16pm

Re: GG ThinLight R-value
3/8" = ~1.36 1/4" = ~.90 1/8" = ~.45

In GEAR » GG ThinLight R-value
December 29, 8:48am

Re: Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Erin-Primarily for pack rafting and secondarily for heavy rain, the dry suit is mandatory. Consider the EPIC shirt and pants not as an extra layer but, as your only shirt and pants for the trip. If...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 28, 1:20pm

Re: when you can't rely on DWR
Erin-I have made two multi-month trips along the Alaska coast using a folding kayak and hiking. A Kokatat Gore-Tex dry suit, in combination with a light fleece insulation layer kept me dry and warm...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
December 28, 10:54am

Keen Growler Alternative?
Are the Keen Growlers a viable alternative for a lighter weight, more breathable, warmer, and less costly mountaineering boot? Is either of these boots better suited for snow camping / snow...

In Editor's Roundtable » La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot REVIEW
December 26, 6:47pm

Selk' Bag concept has two thermodynamics flaws
First, your metabolic rate is nominally three times higher doing camp chores and ten times higher hiking. As a result, the insulation you require is 1/3 and 1/10 of what you require to sleep at the...

In GEAR » Selk' Bag - body shaped sleeping bag
December 25, 11:58am

Re: Re: Patagonia Houdini is magic, I am intrigued
I took all of the fabric weave comparison pictures at 200x magnification, using a microscope. As a result of the uniform magnification for all fabrics, you can use your monitor to estimate the rela...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 23, 7:20pm

Re: Just Got My Marmot Ion
Ben- See my prior post on how to distinguish Pertex Quantum to answer your question.

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 23, 5:53pm

Patagonia Houdini is magic
I own both a Patagonia Houdini and a Montane Lite-speed. The breathability of the two jackets seems similar to me but, the water resistance of the Houdini is dramatically better. Mountain Walker al...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 23, 10:57am

Re: Re: EvF # Paradox
Paul-The answer for experienced folks like you is, no. For someone just starting out in BPL, the answer is, yes. There are diminishing returns as you continue to shave gear weight. The objective...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 21, 4:20pm

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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