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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: Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
Wim, Great contribution to the forum... thank you! Of your available options, the RAB Alpine wind shirt is optimally balanced for UL backpacking in the mountains. The Pertex Equilibrium mater...

In GEAR » Coffee filter breathability test on several wind shirt fabrics
January 18, 11:45am

Re: Re: psychrometrics and Brunton
Erik, Answer to your resolution question: The most recent calibration test on did on mine, 11/5/13, was for the RH measurement versus a new Bacharach 12-7012 Red Spirit F sling psyschrome...

In GEAR » Handheld weather meters - which one?
January 07, 3:20pm

Re: Re: weather meter
Erik, With your background you can capitalize on a tenant of psychrometrics in that if you know elevation plus any two psychrometric values, all of the other relevant psychrometric values can be...

In GEAR » Handheld weather meters - which one?
January 07, 1:48pm

Re: sod cloth / snow skirt
James, Either fabric type is fine for a sod skirt.

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 06, 8:17pm

Re: EPIC tents
Tjaard, My thermal image testing indicates that: the two LARGE vents at the apex of this EPIC shelter and the large tent surface area combines to set up a substantial non-forced convective flow ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 04, 9:32pm

Re: Interesting from Patagonia re CFM: "No Higher than 15 CFM for Shells."
Delmar, It could have been FUD and obfuscation to thwart competition or a change in plans. That marketing presentation is more than 8 years old and their competitors were marketing Polartec Wind...

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
January 04, 8:50pm

Re: Winter mid
Tjaard, I think you did a good job of summarizing the pros/cons of conventional winter mids with and without an inner. There is an additional mid option that you didn't mention. I use an Epi...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 04, 12:34pm

Spirometer Calibration Using NisCofFil?
Delmar, I did a Google Shopping search to determine what brand of coffee filter was most commonly listed; it was Bunn. I ordered some Bunn filters to test in addition to the Trader Joe house...

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
January 03, 6:36pm

Spring 2014 Alpine Houdini & An Easy Way to Find Good Alternatives
Sean, Thank you for your post. After reading it, I chatted with Patagonia CS (Lupe) in an attempt to understand how Patagonia is positioning this 2014 Houdini Alpine which they call a "jack...

In GEAR » Alpine Houdini
January 03, 12:28pm

Re: Do these CLO values look right to you?
Delmar, iClo is the intrinsic measurement of the insulation only at its areal density. Clo and iClo measurements are the same for sleeping bags because the insulation covers ~100% of a person...

In GEAR » Do these CLO values look right to you?
December 30, 11:01am

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