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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: Re: Humboldt BPLrs
Doug, Thanks for the compliment. I see no insults in your post.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Humboldt BPLrs
May 03, 10:57am

Re: Gear List: Goal of 10lb Base Weight
In the overall picture of things, going from 11.5 to 10 lbs isn't a lot of weight, given that your legs are already carrying a 200 lb body. However, losing that 1.5 lbs (or more) is going to re...

In Gear Lists » Gear List: Goal of 10lb Base Weight
May 03, 10:53am

Re: Re: Humboldt BPLrs
Ha! I was hiking in afternoon snow flurries last weekend down here. I spent some time up your way last year and it was generally overcast, foggy, drizzly, and windy. It was like a trio to an alien ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Humboldt BPLrs
May 02, 7:06pm

Re: Humboldt BPLrs
Sometimes. My daughter lives within walking distance of Humbolt State. I'll be spending more and more time up there. The CEO of the Gatel Household, which obviously is not me, has issued Execut...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Humboldt BPLrs
May 02, 6:48pm

Brian, There is this concept called called courtesey. When in the wilderness, courtesey dictates that, as much as possible, we allow others to enjoy the wilderness in its natural state. There is...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 30, 8:44am

Loudspeakers on the trail, in backcountry campsites, in developed campgrounds, on beaches, on summits, or in ANY public place are an abomination and extremely inconsiderate. This fact should be sel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 29, 9:31pm

Re: Adventures in the land of insurance
Thought I would share our experiences when our tent trailer was vandalized a couple years ago. Tent trailers are not common items, and I am fairly knowledgeable about them. My insurance company is ...

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 29, 9:20pm

Re: Hot Weather Pants
Years ago I bought a Eco-mesh shirt and was absolutely thrilled with it. I was hesitant about the trousers, worried that the mesh wouldn't hold up in cross country travel. I bought a pair of th...

In GEAR » Hot Weather Pants
April 29, 8:24pm

Re: Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
I have one of the zPacks with Velcro at the bottom of the slit. This is handy because when in difficult terrain if you have to leap, jump, or ever extend your legs the Velcro will give. I think a z...

In GEAR » Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
April 28, 12:13am

Re: Great Feedback
You mean cast iron, right? Yeah, you need a sturdier stove. I had a Coleman stove that had an optional griddle for one side of the stove. When my son was out of college we spent one Christmas va...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 11:21pm

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