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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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Chameece - The 3 Classes of Insulation Generally Have Well Defined Thermal Efficiency Ranges
Andrew Skurka posted an article to his blog recently where he best summed up the most important criteria for evaluating UL backpacking insulation: "My sole consideration in an insulated garm...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 23, 1:08am

Re: A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
Amy, Thank you for posting another very informative trip report. As a Bay Area resident, your adventures always get filed in my "to-do" list. Please keep up your exploration of this area!

In Post-Trip Reports » A Diablo Loop Hike: 58 parks in 11 Days
March 20, 7:45pm

Re: John Muir Trail, July 2013
Kyle, Thank you for posting your very well done video of your trip. The fishing looked to be great.

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail, July 2013
March 17, 6:39pm

Re: Wide Ultralight Sleeping Pad
John, It would easier to find, more flexible as a sit pad, and easier to carry if you just connected the two pads together in your shelter. There are commercial and DIY options to do this.

In GEAR » Wide Ultralight Sleeping Pad
March 09, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tensegrity Wind Tunnel Video now available
Larry, See Ryan;s post at I don't recall reading any follow up by ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 06, 12:20pm

ZPacks Windshirt Fabrics Test
Joe Valesko recently sent me an email, which said in part "Would you be interested in testing our Ventum nylon fabric to see how it compares in breathability to Pertex GL? It feels about the s...

In GEAR » ZPacks Windshirt Fabrics Test
March 02, 7:35pm

Re: Keep thinking about this
Steve, Yes it is the closest correlation factor to warmth, outside actually measuring the heat conduction in a laboratory.

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
February 26, 4:34pm

Cuben is heavier than knowledge

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 4:11pm

Re: curious?
Brett, The Westcomb Crest Hoody is made from Pertex Equilibrium. Rab specs this material, via ASTM D737, air permeability as 10 cc (SI). The equivalent ASTM D737 imperial value is 19.69 CFM. Spe...

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I lost my Houdini. What now?
Woubeir, Now I understand. The two 2013 models tested identically and so I strongly suspect there is not inconsistent coating from the fabric-supplier.

In GEAR » I lost my Houdini. What now?
February 24, 1:27pm

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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