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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: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
John-I am not formally trained in any of the disciplines that I post to the forum on. My degree is a BS in Information Systems Management. My resume includes 14 years in software engineering follow...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 18, 9:31am

Re: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Bill-In between planning for your: four resupply orgies, book signings, pod casts, TV interviews, etc, etc <grin> I need one additional key piece of information from you or someone that has d...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 10:31pm

Re: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Sam-In laymen’s terms: RER-This stands for respiratory equivalence ratio. A participant wears a mask and sits on an exercise bike. As they pedal, the mask captures the amount of oxygen they a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 9:47pm

Re: Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Bill-I will use your profile as one of the test cases. To do a complete AT analysis, I need someone who has hiked the AT to provide the distances and a summary of the trail segment types and I will...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 7:45pm

Re: thru hike min resupply
Ron-I used a “back of the envelope” model for the Artic 1000 backpacking forecast. I posted my 643 mile estimate to this forum prior to the attempt; the actual result was 620 miles. Of course ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 1:52pm

Re: How is Eider duck down?
Eider down locks together so that baffles aren't required like goose down garments and bags. The resultant product is lighter as a result of this. 800+ goose down is near the theoretical limit of w...

In Make Your Own Gear » down compressibility
November 16, 11:07pm

Re: why no synthetic down copies
The key design elements of synthetic down are to match the excellent insulation characteristics of goose down but not allow the insulation to degrade when wet. Primaloft One most closely matches...

In Make Your Own Gear » down compressibility
November 16, 3:14pm

Re: why no synthetic down copies
Three insulation products are polyester synthetic down copies. They are Primaloft One, Primaloft Sport, and Exceloft.

In Make Your Own Gear » down compressibility
November 13, 4:21pm

Re: Crescent Moon Neoprene OverBootie
My pair weighs 10 oz. I wear them with a pair of size 10.5 Gore-Tex trail runners and gaiters. My feet have never been cold or wet snowshoeing with them in the Sierras.

In GEAR » Crescent Moon Neoprene OverBootie
November 12, 6:50pm

Re: Re: optimizing backpacking menu
John-I agree with you. I only go through this type of food planning exercise for my multi-week expeditions. In my case that is at least once per year for trips averaging 6 weeks in duration; mos...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 10, 5:49am

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