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Richard Nisley (richard295) - BPL Premium Member

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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: optimizing backpacking menu
Sam-Yes

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 06, 11:11am

Re: optimizing backpacking menu
Tom-A unit of metabolic equivalent, or MET, is defined as the number of calories consumed per minute in an activity relative to the basal metabolic rate (BMR). A single unit (1 MET) is the caloric ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 05, 9:53pm

Re: Answers and Questions for Richard
Bill-Thank you for the status update. I will be closely monitoring your "tell it like it is" test reports. It will be very interesting to see if the theory matches the real world.

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
November 04, 10:36pm

Re: What is the deal with soft shells?
What is the significance of Primaloft37 after your name? Do you work with this type of insulation? Soft shells work for 80% of the people 80% of the time. That is, when it isn't storming. They p...

In GEAR » What is the deal with soft shells?
November 01, 12:15am

Re: The North Face Propel Loft
I did a fairly detailed analysis for one of the BPL forum subscribers. His ensemble included wearing long underwear, a Cocoon top/bottom, an insulated hat, using a Nitelight pad, and a bivy. The co...

In GEAR » The North Face Propel Loft
October 30, 7:21pm

Re: The North Face Propel Loft
Mike-Thank you for the prompt response.

In GEAR » The North Face Propel Loft
October 30, 2:05pm

The North Face Propel Loft
Please post the double layer loft and if it is fairly equally distributed throughout the bag? Also I would like to read your summary warmth impression of this bag. Please specify if it is the pr...

In GEAR » The North Face Propel Loft
October 30, 11:47am

Re: Winter Jacket
Alec-I am heading out for a backpacking trip in a few hours and so won't be on again for at least four days. When you sleep your Met rate is .8. When you work at a desk, your MET rate is about 1...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Jacket
October 26, 4:44pm

Re: Question fo Richard or others
Bill-I assumed all insulation batts were 2.7 oz/yd2 PG delta. The first scenario, using the Gossamer Gear NightLight pad, will yield an EN 13537 Lower Comfort temp of 27F. The second scenario, usin...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
October 26, 4:04pm

Re: Winter Jacket
Alec-A Primaloft One vest won't provide you with the breathability that you will need while racing and a VBL would be even worse for ensemble layer 1. A Primaloft One vest augmentation would be exc...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Jacket
October 26, 2:45pm

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