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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: Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
40 miles per day with adequate sleep and meal prep times = ~12 hours of walking per day @ an average rate of 3.3 mph. At that rate of speed your metabolic rate multiplier (METs) would be as follows...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
February 16, 4:56pm

homemade inflatable pillow
Ryan (The Boy Genius), I first thought "that boy could be a genius" when you deduced that the MSR Wind Pro could be made a good cold weather stove by inverting the canister. Now with the adop...

In Make Your Own Gear » homemade inflatable pillow
January 02, 3:56pm

Re: Micro Puff Jacket vs.U.L.Thermawrap Parka
The Thermawrap parka uses 80g/m2 (2.6 oz/yd2) polyester filament insulation and the Micro Puff uses 2.6 oz/yd2 polyester filament insulation. They should be about equal in warmth with .6" of loft.

In GEAR » Micro Puff Jacket vs.U.L.Thermawrap Parka
November 07, 9:09am

Re: Trilemma: Rockies, SealSkinz, or VB socks?
I used SealSkinzs with my Solomon Water Shoes for hiking during a 1 1/2 month SC Alaska Sea Kayaking expedition this summer. My feet got cold when I walked through the inevitable water puddles. Sin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Footies-VBL's-0.22oz a pair
October 30, 10:37am

Joe, thank you for your well researched and easy to understand explanation of the PCU options and benefits.

In GEAR » Special Forces Clothing System.
June 04, 11:11am

Special Forces Clothing System
I have never stood around in -60F weather and so my research is secondary. In one of Ryan’s articles on the subject of backpacking, he recommended “Secrets of Warmth” by Hal Weiss as a good r...

In GEAR » Special Forces Clothing System.
June 03, 4:36pm

According to my source, it is .5oz Primaloft Sport.
Don't you mean 5 oz Primaloft Sport? That would make both the vest and jacket about 1.1" thick and total ensemble about 2.5" thick which is what is needed for light work at -60F and about the l...

In GEAR » Special Forces Clothing System.
June 03, 3:12pm

PCU Level 7
What is the loft of this garment class?

In GEAR » Special Forces Clothing System.
June 03, 9:33am

Richard S said, “Isn't radiant heat loss a reality with darker coloured fabrics, due to the fact that the emissivity climbs towards 1.0 as the material becomes "blacker"? The short answer is ...

In GEAR » big agnes mummy style mattresses
May 21, 12:07pm

Recommendation for Bryan
In my response I assumed no insulation added by the clothing that you wear to bed in 25 degree weather. That condition would also apply to garments such as silk weight long johns. If your sleep...

In GEAR » big agnes mummy style mattresses
May 18, 11:30pm

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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