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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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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

EvF # Paradox
Tom-Very well said! "...Bottom line, we spend a lot of time in these forums discussing ways to shave grams off our base weight, but relatively little trying to shave grams off the food we carr...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 21, 2:20pm

Re: Atom Vs Summerlite
Randy-There is an alternative source for the information you are seeking, if they sell their bags to EU countries. If they do, ask the vendors for a copy of the Informative Appendix for their bag&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Western Mountaineering Summerlite Sleeping Bag REVIEW
December 21, 11:22am

Re: pertex
Pertex Quantum fabric is highly porus. You can identify it by noting how easy it is to blow air through it compared to other fabrics. You can put an LED light under it and you should be able to...

In GEAR » How to identify Pertex Quantum?
December 19, 2:40pm

Re: Radiant heat transfer and such...
Joshua-I think that you overlooked the radiation re-emittance principal when you said, "... ANY opaque material will halt "radiant" heat loss ". As an example, in perpetually...

In Make Your Own Gear » UltralightCold Weather Hammock Pad Idea
December 19, 1:25pm

Re: Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
Bill-The Cuben should work fine as a VB garment. That is, assuming sufficient ventilation options to prevent overheating.

In GEAR » Vapo barriers, condensation and bivies
December 17, 8:10pm

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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