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Nick Gatel (ngatel) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Started backpacking in the 1960's and still going strong.
CityPalm Springs
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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Who inspires you? [ Photo + Video ]
John Doddato

In Photography » Who inspires you? [ Photo + Video ]
March 25, 10:42pm

Re: Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
"How much of a difference does a padded hipbelt make versus hip belt webbing in regards to load transfer in a frameless pack? I will be using a ccf pad "burrito" style to make up for...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 25, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Suluk 46 - Social Media
Steven, Please keep sending me emails. I don't do social media. edited: Sometimes I get confused betweenLawson Kline and Steven Evans. I have bought gear from both and highly recommend b...

In On the Web » Suluk 46 - Social Media
March 25, 10:28pm

Re: Re: The Wave
The problem isn't the Euros, it's the media and the Internet. Back on topic... incredible pictures!

In Post-Trip Reports » The Wave
March 25, 10:26pm

Re: Re: Re: measuring USB power bank capacity
"Since the USB voltage is a constant 5 volts (+- 0.25) it doesn't matter whether you talk about amp-hour or watt-hour, although the +- 0.25 makes a small difference. I wonder if devices be...

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 25, 10:22pm

Re: measuring USB power bank capacity
mAh or Ah are bad energy storage method measures. We really need wH. These manufacturers use a discharge rate of 1/10th of the rated capacity. So a bank rated at 2,000 mAh uses a discharge rate ...

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 25, 8:44pm

Re: Four days in the Minarets in winter
One of my favorite quick trips. I am gonna be really mad at you guys if next summer the trailhead parking lot is full!

In Post-Trip Reports » Four days in the Minarets in winter
March 25, 8:14pm

Re: Aluminized Cuben Shelters
I would want to be absolutely sure the aluminum layer would not delaminate. This has not been the case with other aluminized coated materials I have used in the past. For over 10 years I used al...

In Gear Deals » Aluminized Cuben Shelters
March 25, 8:12pm

Re: Patagonia Houdini for $48.83 at REI
So... It is not very breathable. Why would anyone buy it, even if it was only $0.99 ?

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Houdini for $48.83 at REI
March 25, 7:37pm

Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
A good series of articles. Works for him. May not work for everyone else. Mine is similar, but I use a wind shirt. Dogs, children and mosquitos don't like me, so a bug shirt is not necessary. G...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 25, 7:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

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BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
Cool enough in 82F weather, warm in cool weather. Hood replaces light cap and light baclava. One piece of gear replaces several single items! Sizing is not 'standard.' But... if you review ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 09, 11:38pm

ULA Equipment
5/5 It seems that from earlier reviews, ULA has solved the communication issues with the addition of Casey to the staff, which must have solved that void. Not only was the communication great (t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 23, 1:49am