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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: Welcome Andrew - Sub Kilo
I agree with Doug that this bag is a good value but only if your shoulder girth is a few inches less than the bag's 57 inches. What is yours? You need a bag with enough room so that you can ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm new to this and I need some (a ton of) advice
August 24, 10:26am

Re: Re: JMT Fast Packing for Old Dogs
Aaron - The chart I most recently posted is for someone who is in much older and with a much lower VO2max than you. On 1/20/07 your forum post listed your relevant values as 6'- tall 155 -...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 15, 9:51am

JMT Fast Packing for Old Dogs
Reinhold - You are correct; a ratio of 70/15/15 is best for a multiple day endurance event. The preferred combo can be illustrated by the above metabolic substrate model for a 64 year old ma...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 14, 9:39pm

Re: sleeping bag temp ratings
Terry - Most sleeping bag insulation values are measured in a temperature controlled rigid enclosure without any wind (forced convection). The rating is generally applicable to any enclosure which ...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 14, 8:27am

Re: Energy gels & fat utilization
Reinhold - The major problem with crackers, cookies, and potato chips is the relative fat content which makes them hard to digest and the relatively low carb contribution. For example, the detailed...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 1:04pm

Re: Fat/protien intake
James - We are in general agreement. I should have clarified "race diet" to mean what he consumed when running/fast hiking and not resting. Michael said, "...Bratwurst sausages w...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 11:56am

Re: Fat utilization during exercise
James - I agree that the amount of fat utilized during exercise depends on the person's level of fitness and diet. But what is consistant is as the exercise intesity moves up, the fat % moves d...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 10:18am

Re: Energy gels advantages
Reinhold - As your heart rate goes up you transition from burning primarily fat to primarily carbohydrates. For a JMT record attempt you need a very small amount of protein, no fat, and mostly c...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 9:14am

Re: Salomon S-Lab XA Pro 3 review
Michael - Thanks for the review. The pictures added a lot to the text.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 09, 9:06pm

Strong interest in a full review of Salomon S-Lab XA Pro 3
Regarding "...if you want a full review of what is left of the shoes or how they held up, let me know" Please provide a full review! This topic is especially interesting since appropri...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 08, 5:57pm

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