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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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Reflectix is not the solution
Jim Ellis said, "I will put a 1/4" reflectix pad below the air core tonight and see what difference there is and report back." Your body looses heat 3 ways simultaneously, 1)radiation, 2)convection...

In GEAR » big agnes mummy style mattresses
May 17, 11:28pm

69F versus BA Insulated Air Core Temp Rating of 15F
The BA Encampment sleeping bag is conservatively rated as a 20 degree top bag without any insulation on the bottom. I measured the top loft at 2 ½ inches of Polarguard Delta. I was not wearing any...

In GEAR » big agnes mummy style mattresses
May 17, 1:52pm

Bill, Thank you for providing information on the plastic you referred to. I very much enjoyed reading about and seeing the pictures of your project. I am looking forward to further updates on yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 9:38am

Great Report
I have a different "make your own equipment" idea in mind and would like to use the material you mentioned. Will you share what it is and what it costs? Richard

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultra-Light External Frame Pack
April 23, 12:54am

DWR and Permethrin
Mosquitoes bite through light wind shirts made of materials such as Pertex Microlight. Permethrin, put on after any DWR, cuts the DWR effectiveness in about 1/2. Permethrin put on before the DWR cu...

In GEAR » Revivex wash-in vs. Revivex spray
March 29, 3:25am

The wash-in version is easier to get complete coverage, but they work equally well in my experience. The wash-in version should not be used with wicking linings.

In GEAR » Revivex wash-in vs. Revivex spray
March 27, 4:06pm

Tyvek waterproofness depends on the style
Hydrostatic head is a measurement of how waterproof a fabric is. It refers to the height of a water column the fabric can support before leaking. It depends on which Tyvek style you purchase as to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is Tyvek truly waterproof?
March 22, 12:29am

See http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?p=WX2&i=90770&bt=N

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Prepackaged vs Homemade
March 21, 4:07pm

Hammock Primaloft Quilt
http://www.peak.org/~webdawg/Hammocking/Under-Over-Quilt/index.html has good directions for making a 1.5" thick Primaloft underquilt, for the 40 degree temp you require. Another source for a patter...

In Make Your Own Gear » HH underquilt
March 21, 1:11pm

40 degrees requires 1 1/2" for an underpad
As a woman requiring a 40 degree comfort level you need an insulation value of approximately .9 mkv. This translates into about 1 1/2 inches of down or synthetic insulation. You have obviously done...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hennesy Hammock
March 19, 1:52am

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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