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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: 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
Bill-Theoretically Cuben will degrade your insulation if it is on the top layer and it will become a potentially uncomfortable vapor barrier if placed on the bottom layer. Cuben on top - Your bo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
August 27, 8:08pm

Re: Shelter/Insulation
John- You have most succinctly stated the objective - This simple addition will keep you at a SUL base weight and keep you from being SOL. For most hikers the Heatsheet is a viable safety item but ...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
August 26, 8:54am

One dangerous problem needs to be addressed
Al - As you correctly noted, your biggest vulnerability is going to be your body temperature when you attempt to take a nap. Your MB down inner jacket insulation layer is .8" single layer and with ...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
August 24, 1:45pm

Re: Black Diamond Megamid/Megalight and bug advice
Adam- Some versions of this shelter come with one black 7 ¼” loop (7 ¼ B2) connected to each gross grain ribbon stake point (B1). You need two 7 ¼ loops connected to the Meg for setup flexi...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Megamid/Megalight and bug advice
August 23, 10:14am

Rain Gear for Alaska
Ryan, Please consider a gear review of DWR effectiveness for a future BPL issue. Specifically how fast does stuffing, dirt, brush abrasion, and constant rain degrade each brand of DWR on nylon f...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 17, 2:14pm

Re: Rain Gear for Alaska
Don, the Gore-Tex or eVENT (WB) did not fail in the past nor does it now when hiking in Alaska. In contrast, the companion durable water repellent (DWR)treatment on the outside of the fabric can be...

In GEAR » Rain Gear for Alaska
August 16, 10:31pm

Exped Down Airmat 7
Carol, Many, if not most, of the Exped "slow leak" problems can be easily solved by a procedure change. The air valve on this mattress hits what appears to be the stop point before it is complet...

In GEAR » UL Sleeping Pad - Thermarest Ridge Rest vs Gossamer Nighlight vs Others
June 23, 12:43am

What is the URL for a site that sells the blanket you are referring to? Approximately how thick is it, what are the dimensions, and how much does it weigh?

In GEAR » Low cost 20-35F bags?
June 22, 10:35am

Re: 1000 miles without resupply
Ryan F., Yes Andrew’s proposed feat is amazing. Consider the difference in energy required for hiking a trail versus hiking cross country through Alaska. In that perspective the amount of food...

In GEAR » 1000 miles without resupply
June 11, 9:40am

Ryan's Journey
I scan the Artic 1000 site a couple of times per day and have posted three times as Richard295 versus Richard Nisley on this forum. Since I leave for a two month Alaska expedition on July 8, I f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ryan's Journey
June 09, 9:57pm

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