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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: 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

Re: International Thermal Standard (Theoretical Male)
Joshua - Correct. The definition of the standard male and female wasn't included in any public domain document that I am aware of. The first time I tried to understand it, I got stuck the sa...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 07, 4:09pm

Re: hmm... something's not clicking for me...
Joshua - Most, if not all, of the International thermal standards use the same theoretical male and female. If you multiply the W/m2 times the surface area, you will get a resting wattage of...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 07, 3:36pm

Re: Richard, calculator comment
Brett - The higher the muscle %, the higher the BMR. Generally this factor far outweighs the offsetting insulation value of more fat.

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 07, 7:40am

Re: Richard, what about fat% for BMR
Brett - Use the more comprehensive calculator set at to determine both you and your girfriend's Harris and Benedict BMR plus all other possible correlation fact...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 07, 12:35am

Re: Thanks again Richard.
Brett - You are correct. I made a detailed series of posts about this phenomenon in the forum a while back. In addition, those posts contained a BMR calculator URL. Age, sex, weight, and height are...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 06, 11:15pm

Re: thanks, richard!
Josuha - The EN 13537 tests are done with the old orange 1.75" Thermarest standard. Its specs are R value = 5.8 or M2KV = .876. Last year I posted a very detailed explanation of how to adjust ...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 06, 3:43pm

Forum bug still there after about a year
EN13537 should provide a hot link entitled EN13537. Until BPL fixes this bug you will have to manually place the URL

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 06, 1:19pm

Re: Richard's Calcs / model...
Joshua - It is a big unknown to me what percentage of the forum readers, besides the person requesting information, are interested in the same question. Also unknown is what level of detail is appr...

In GEAR » Thermawrap warm enough?
August 06, 1:13pm

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