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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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Fat V Carb
Al, Calories as you have given. To optimally dial in your on-the-trail-diet prior to the attempt you can go to a physiology lab and have your RER curve (ratios of fat/CHO burned at different ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
May 10, 10:47pm

Pod30
0F not 0C.

In GEAR » WM Pod 15 & Pod 30?
May 10, 3:08pm

Pod30
With 2.8" average single layer loft, this bag is conservatively rated. The average sleeper should be fine to about 0F with an adequate pad.

In GEAR » WM Pod 15 & Pod 30?
May 10, 12:46pm

Foil Blanket - Sleeping
Sorry about misreading where you were putting the foil. Foil placed between the bottom of the sleeping bag and the top of the pad will not effectively improve the insulation value of the pad or...

In GEAR » Foil Blanket - Sleeping
April 22, 7:46pm

Foil Blanket - Sleeping
It will make no improvement in IR heat retention; it will cause the sleeping bag to loose conduction insulation because it won't pass moisture to the air; and will only prevent convection heat loss...

In GEAR » Foil Blanket - Sleeping
April 22, 4:37pm

Home made Goo
Tom, You should be fine with any of the 6-8% CHO concentration you are considering. You can customize your goo with any of these CHO sources. BLOOD GLUCOSE RESPONSE (AVERAGE CHANGE ESTIMATED:...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Homemade GOO!
April 16, 10:06pm

Home made Goo
Homemade Goo provides convenience to the long distance backpacker but not increased exercise performance. A conventional high carbohydrate snack such as Fig Newton or bagel will provide the same ty...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Homemade GOO!
April 15, 9:54pm

difference in the clo/oz value between Primaloft Sport and Primaloft One
Primaloft Sport is .74 clo/oz. Primaloft One is .84 clo/oz.

In GEAR » Best light synthetic 15-25F sleeping bags
April 08, 9:14am

insulation values of synthetics
Jim, You said ,” But, the clo-values/oz provided by their respective manufacturers (as reported at thru-hiker.com) say that Primaloft provides 8-9% more insulation value per oz (.74 vs .68).” ...

In GEAR » Best light synthetic 15-25F sleeping bags
April 07, 8:43pm

Best light synthetic 15-25F sleeping bags
I assume that you want a synthetic bag for its ability to retain its insulation value better than down when wet rather than its initial lower cost. Polarguard Delta looses ~40% of its insulation va...

In GEAR » Best light synthetic 15-25F sleeping bags
April 06, 12:42pm

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