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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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Re: Lite insulation layer
Aaron-Why did you use the blue material for the seams in addition to the wedding veil material to hold the insulation? Couldn't the veil also act as the seam?

In Make Your Own Gear » Lite insulation layer
January 15, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Erin-I will assume the couple is in a spoon or back to back position. That would reduce their respective quilt exposed body surface areas by about 40% and hence their respective insulation requirem...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 12, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Maroon Bells (Oct 2006)
Steve-You are going to be famous. Your photography is awesome. Thank you for sharing it with us.

In Photo Gallery » Maroon Bells (Oct 2006)
January 12, 12:54am

Re: Determining ideal R-value for pads
The average insulation value for 1" of dead air space (loft) is 4 clo or R = 3.5. Conventional high loft insulation such as Polarguard or old style insulation like wool blankets will closely m...

In GEAR » Determining ideal R-value for pads
January 12, 12:50am

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Mike, My Jardine plot was derived from an old article pointing out the discrepancies between the Jardine and Jordan rating systems. They were the two acknowledged gurus during the bygone era whe...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 12, 12:22am

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Dondo-Laurence should be able to provide the numbers for MH in Europe. His contanct info is as follows: Laurence Ohlmann, Mountain Hardwear Coordinator Mountain Hardwear, GmbH Espace Europee...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 7:01pm

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Mike, I just re analyzed your numbers and came up with a R2 .9919 linear regression fit. The non linear regression fit yielded an R2 of .9935. I thought the small difference was in the noise lev...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 6:46pm

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Mitchell-Yes there are a number of real world variables that can raise havoc with a rating. Those that come to mind in priority sequence are as follows: -The standard assumes you are using a pad...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 5:37pm

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Mitchell-A method for adjusting the “average” temperature rating was covered in prior forum posts. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/3249/index.html?ski...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 12:56pm

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
The variation in a bag's perceived warmth, assuming the same environmental variables, is primarily determined by the individual’s basal metabolic rate. It can be simply calculated (inputs are...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 11, 10:38am

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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