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Richard Nelridge (naturephoto1) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Eastern Pennsylvania
About Me Fine Art Photographer specializing in Nature, Landscape, and Wildlife. Most of the work is sold through Art Shows, but I am looking for Gallery representation. Graduate degrees in Geology and Zoology/Biology/Ecology.
CityBreinigsville
StatePennsylvania
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.nelridge.com

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All Forum Posts by Richard Nelridge

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OR Ion Windshirt
I also have the OR Ion that I purchased from REI. I have found it to be fairly windproof but breathability is not quite as good as I had hoped. The breathability may improve with washng, but at t...

In GEAR » OR Ion Windshirt?
April 14, 11:15pm

Global Warming
Though we can not confirm man's contribution to Global Warming, I would venture that he is without a doubt a contributor. What is transpiring now in our time is something of major concern on a...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
April 11, 7:28pm

Your Avatar
I am a professional photographer and my Avatar is a photo taken in 1993 between about 1:00 and 3:00 AM after Moonset. The image records 2 eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser and the stars as the eart...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 09, 7:23am

Full-time trekking poles
I use trekking poles as well. But, I carry a much heavier pack because of my photo gear. Though my backpacking gear is light or UL, my camera equipment particularly 4" X 5" is heavy. T...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL packs & trek pole usefulness?
April 08, 9:49pm

Nunatak Luna Pad=Gossamer Gear 3/4 length Nightlight Sleeping Pad
Hi Christopher, I believe that the Nunatak Luna Pad is the same as the Gossamer Gear 3/4 length Nightlight Sleeping Pad. They differ slightly in the reported weights of 7.5oz vs. 7.8 to 8.2oz. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foam pad question
April 05, 5:42pm

Grand Canyon Recommendations
Jonathan, Carry a lot of water. In the Moab, Canyonlands, and Arches area in Utah, the normal recommendation is to carry 1 gallon of water per day since it is not readily available. Rich

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Recommendations
April 02, 7:27am

Feathered Friends Vireo!
Like Eric, I too have a FF Vireo that I like very much. I had FF make a Vireo, Hyperion Jacket, and Volant Hood all with eVENT fabric and 800+ down. Additionally, I had 2oz of overfill added to m...

In GEAR » Quilt or top bag versus reg. bag
March 29, 2:55pm

arc alpinist and Skaha with hood
Hi Tim, The weight of your option and the down fill is in line with that of the FF option that we have been discussing. The Nunatak system that Chris has suggested only has 9.5oz of down and a ...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
March 28, 8:22pm

FF Vireo and Hyperion and Volant Hood
Hi Christopher, What you can do if it is too warm is to carry a liner and possibly sleep in that with your jacket and some insulation for your lower body. Additionally, since the Vireo is an ex...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
March 28, 7:31pm

FF Vireo and Hyperion and Volant Hood
Hi Christopher, Back in 1995 I opted for FF to make my Vireo and Hyperion option (as I suggested in the other thread). I also opted for the Volant Hood as well. I opted for the combination in ...

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
March 28, 6:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Richard Nelridge

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AntiGravityGear (AGG) Customer service
Having just purchased one of the new BPL FireLite 550 Ti Pots I was interested in the Caldera Cone Stove for the pot along with the Antigravity Gear Caldera Kitchen. Trail Designs maker of the Calder...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 23, 11:11am

Feathered Friends Rock Wren II (P-BPHAL shell, no longer made)
I have a Feathered Friends Lark with P-BHAL shell. I have liked the bag very much. When I called Feathered Friends and discussed the bag with them years later(and possibly when I ordered my Feathe...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 20, 12:49pm