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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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All Forum Posts by Richard Nisley

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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

Re: Post Shrink Stress Test
D. Johnson, Thank you for the continued analysis... really interesting!

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 15, 9:09am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Polycryo Strength Analysis
Michael, The Space Brand Emergency Blanket from MPI Outdoors is .00048" thick. The material is spec’ed, by the manufacturer, as having a tensile strength of 12,500 lbs./sq. in. So, (0.000...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 13, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Polycryo Strength Analysis
Michael, You said, "I'm curious now how mylar space blankets would fare in your tests?" - Theorectically they will provide ~6 lbs of tensile strength per in2 surface area. You s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 13, 7:37pm

Polycryo Strength Analysis
D. Johnson, Really interesting analysis... thank you! Just using engineering specs, the following appear to be the theoretical (smile) limits for the materials you are using: Polycryo - (...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
February 13, 1:03am

Re: Suitable packrafting expedition backpacks?
Rob, I have used both a standard Pinnacle and modified Pinnacle (DIY frame sheet) with a decked Alpacka. On the plus sides, the clean exterior of the Pinnacle greatly reduces the risks of entang...

In Packrafting » Suitable packrafting expedition backpacks?
February 12, 1:33pm

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