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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: Uodate Re: Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
Hk, I lab tested them both on a guarded hot plate; the Cap 4 = .144 Iclo and the R1 = .290 Iclo. In laymen's terms, the R1 = ~2x the warmth of the Cap 4.

In GEAR » Confusing info about Cap 4 vs R1
April 16, 8:56pm

Re: degradation
Lachlan, 50% is a clo loss plateau for short-staple synthetic insulations and it cannot be recovered. The first 30% occurs quickly and the next 20% a little slower. I have MUCH less lab test ...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
April 15, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chameece - The 3 Classes of Insulation Generally Have Well Defined Thermal Efficiency Ranges
Brian, You asked, "The Xenon, stuffed, loses more than half it's clo?" Yes. After a 3.5 week backpacking trip in AK, my previously new RAB Xenon tested at a 47% reduced insulati...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
April 15, 12:03am

Re: Dark Canyon Wilderness
Tim, Great report; thanks for sharing!

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon Wilderness
April 11, 3:29pm

Resource Allocation of Long-term water usage in California
J Dos, I did a Google search for "ca water use" and then looked at the images. The agriculture % was listed as 77% in the first graphic source. Every following image source provided a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 29, 6:29pm

Re: "Luke's UltraLite Argon CS90 Wind Shell Feedback"
See the following link for my Argon fabric tests: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=100458 See the following for my Rab Alpine ...

In GEAR » Luke's UltraLite Argon CS90 Wind Shell Feedback
March 28, 8:25am

Question for Eric, Jeffry, & Monte only: My "wind shirt" rant...
Gentleman, Please answer this question: What function(s) do you think a wind shirt, like the 2012 Houdini, provides and what do you currently use to address the function(s) including the weight(...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 24, 1:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
Jack, Cubic Feet per Minute which is the imperial measure of air permeability.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 23, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
Jennifer, His Core Clothing Go Suit — Item 3: Bug Shirt is an arbitrary name for functionally equivalent to a windshirt. I tested his recommended Ex Officio bug shirt at 62 CFM.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 23, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Chameece - The 3 Classes of Insulation Generally Have Well Defined Thermal Efficiency Ranges
Jerry, Minor point but, the down Anorak, shown on the charts, was made by Montbell rather than Patagonia. I acquired 4 brand new Rab Xenon hoodies for testing. One garment is a reference garm...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 23, 12:39pm

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