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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: 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

Re: Third installment
Great pictures and text of your adventure... thank you for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Piru-Maniacs: Three Back to Back (to Back) Trips Through the Piru Creek Watershed; Ventura County Backcountry
May 27, 9:38am

Re: Re: Re: m50
Tim, When did "new" M90 replace "old" M90. Were you given any change in the description of the M90 fabrics? On 3/30/11 I tested samples of TG Intrepid, TH Momentum 90 MR, ...

In GEAR » Down Bag and Bivvy
May 12, 4:34pm

Re: Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
Neil, Yes... see

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
May 01, 12:29pm

Re: Nest 5
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In Gear Swap » WTB Golite Shangri La 5 Nest
April 20, 12:10am

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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