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Richard Nisley (richard295) - BPL Premium Member

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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: 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

Re: MilliAmps
Perrin-Multiply volts x amps to get watts. In your case you need a THEORECTICAL 5.184 watt solar charger output. Portable solar chargers are rated in output watts assuming they have a clear sky...

In GEAR » Solar Chargers for Long Trips
September 04, 8:41pm

Al-The problem with carrying a down sleeping bag is that you would have to carry shelter to keep it dry where as your WB jacket would protect a down jacket while napping. You could experience nappi...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
September 03, 7:35pm

Bag testing
Joseph The going rate for a certified lab to test just the temperatures using the EN13537 dummy ranges between $577 and $1,218. A complete EN13537 test sequence costs approximately $1,925.

In GEAR » Montbell stretch bags
August 31, 11:35pm

7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
Bill-You and Brian were very polite to not rub it in that I had miscalculated the Polarguard Delta clo/oz value in an earlier thread… thank you for the education and the courtesy! You and Brian a...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
August 31, 9:15pm

Re: Montbell stretch bags
The evaluations of sleeping bag warmth would have significantly more value if the posters specified the R-value of the mat they used to make their evaluation. Up to 1/2 of the body heat is lost thr...

In GEAR » Montbell stretch bags
August 31, 7:22pm

Re: loft/warmth?
Christopher-Extrapolate Bill's loft number from Mike Martins table at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bpl_sleeping_bag_position_statement.html to find out what top loft an ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
August 27, 10:15pm

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