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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: Re: Wraith Breathability
The current Wraith spec, quoted by its Product Manager, is MUCH less than what I tested on the last five Houdini model years. I haven't tested the 2012 Houdini. See the the Backcountry.com ...

In GEAR » Windshirt suggestions?
July 14, 1:37pm

Re: Re: My test failed
Many years back a dog trainer, who was an active forum member, did a series of odor blocking tests using different bags. The OP Sak was the only one the dogs couldn't smell the contents of.

In GEAR » Opsak test
June 18, 4:40pm

Re: Wrist watch GPS+
Yesterday I talked to a kayaking and winter survival guide that has been using this model for a month. He couldn't stop raving about it. See http://www.suunto.com/us/product-families/suunto-ambit

In GEAR » Wrist watch GPS
June 07, 11:47pm

Re: Re: $50K for WPB testing doesn't buy much

In Editor's Roundtable » Rain Pants State of the Market Report
June 05, 8:23am

Re: Limited lifespan for silnylon?
Piper, Yes. Other than Shield from Thru-Hiker, every retail DIY silnylon that I have tested is less than the threshold for rain proof at 1,500 mm when new. It only gets worse since wet flex degr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Limited lifespan for silnylon?
June 04, 11:02am

Re: Re: Bob Marshall Wilderness Open – Eccentric But Not Insane
Dan, Congratulations on your achievement and thank for sharing with an excellent trip report. Just curious, if you rafted where possible would have there been a requirement for an aggressive ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bob Marshall Wilderness Open – Eccentric But Not Insane
June 01, 10:50pm

$50K for WPB testing doesn't buy much
William, No single test type, such as breathability, will allow you to understand which is the BEST option for ultra-light backpacking. The problem is FAR more complex than what $50K of test equ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rain Pants State of the Market Report
June 01, 2:15pm

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In GEAR » Light but warm women's down jacket?
May 30, 10:22pm

Re: Light but warm women's down jacket?
Jen, For the criteria you specified, you need approximately 6 oz. of 800 fill. This will allow a typical women to be thermo neutral doing camp chores at 30F when sheltered from the wind. There i...

In GEAR » Light but warm women's down jacket?
May 30, 10:21pm

Re: Your own kind of dumb: Bob Open DNF report
A very well written piece balancing what you experienced both physically and emotionally! Thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Your own kind of dumb: Bob Open DNF report
May 28, 10:11pm

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