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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: California Bikepacking at it's best!
Dylan, Great trip report... thank you.

In Post-Trip Reports » California Bikepacking at it's best!
April 05, 12:54pm

Thermo neutral
It means at a specific MET level and specific insulation ensemble your core will stay at 98.6F indefinitely. The other two possible options eventually result in sweating or slow-onset hypothermia. ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad R-value
April 04, 1:46pm

Sweepers
Dan, A back ferry at 45 degrees to the current, not the shore, would have moved you sideways to the opposite bank away from the strainer. Prior to the addition of the big butt stern in 2011, I ...

In Packrafting » What you would do? - Sweeper Q / Initial Trip Report
March 07, 5:39pm

Re: Averaging R-values of sleeping bag and pad?
Edward, Both your understanding and calculations are correct. The above assumes that the ground temp tracks the air temp and it generally does. See my post at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi...

In GEAR » Averaging R-values of sleeping bag and pad?
March 05, 2:45pm

Re: Mechanical performance of Shield Sil Nylon?
Richie, I didn't measure the mechanical performance of shield but, comparing it to the weave density of most other silnylons via micrograph, it is similar. Although Shield was the best silny...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY HH Tester
March 04, 9:49am

Re: 2 persons - 1 boat theme
Very nicely done trip report!

In Packrafting » 2 persons - 1 boat theme
March 03, 10:59am

Re: Permethrin and Deluge DWR?
Rick, I had the old Pertex labs (when England based) test the impact of Permethrin on their fluorocarbon based DWR. They reported the DWR went from class 5 (good) to class 3-2 (poor). I would ex...

In GEAR » Permethrin and Deluge DWR?
February 29, 10:01pm

Re: Re: Average nylon tent fly life at Everest Base Camp
David, The following is a nylon fly useable-life deterioration graph for two flies. The first one appears to be close to what you tested; 70d PU coated Olive Drab (OD) nylon; this is the standar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction
February 21, 11:40am

Re: Re: Average nylon tent fly life at Everest Base Camp
Huzefa, It should help dramatically.

In Editor's Roundtable » Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction
February 21, 11:14am

Average nylon tent fly life at Everest Base Camp
Stuart, You said, "Does anyone know the expected life of a tent at Everest base Camp? I suspect it's in the weeks or a month or 2 before it is damaged beyond use by UV." The ave...

In Editor's Roundtable » Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction
February 15, 10:41am

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