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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
My Website URL
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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: GGG and my faux pas
As an "outsider" looking in, I don't see a problem and I fully understand a hand few of people who have developed friendships over the years wanting to get together for a more intimat...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG and my faux pas
April 07, 8:45pm

Re: The downward spiral continues
A good read is Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner. Amazon has it in print and Kindle. Bottom line: the southwest and California cannot support the booming populations and agriculture industries. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 07, 10:04am

Re: hiking cadence
Hmmm... I just walk and don't think about it. I'd go nuts if I was monitoring steps per minute or heart rate. Once in a while I hike with an engineer friend. Since I am much more experience...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
April 06, 12:16am

Re: Re: water use.
Most meters in the US read cubic feet. However, most agencies bill at the 100 cubic feet rate. On the right hand side of the meter the "ones" and probably the "tens" digits are...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 05, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: explosions.
Pick a date and I'll get a kitchen pass. She likes you apparently.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
April 05, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: gross
Many, if not most, water agencies bill in units of 100 cubic feet of water. So if your bill is 10 units, you used 1,000 cubic feet of water. One cubic foot of water = 7.48 gallons. 1,00...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 05, 8:30pm

Re: Re: explosions.
And Happy Easter to you and your family. Since there won't be any updates on the Trailstar, I might as well update everyone on other stuff. My wife made me come home for Easter dinner. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
April 05, 6:10pm

Re: Re: SD Tensegrity...
" 'And why are so many of us so vitriolic' i think it is really just healthy skepticism. Many posts come across as curt. Such is the inter webs. And let's face it SD has had many a...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
April 05, 5:27pm

Re: Solo.
Ryan started his piece with this: I have a lesser need to “feel” like I “need” to hike solo today than yesterday because the depth of my experience as a solo traveler will be known only ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 05, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Learn to Packraft! update?
Ken, Your head is going to explode. There will be no follow-up, updates, or the next installment of anything here. Deal with it ;)

In Editor's Roundtable » Learn to Packraft! Episode 2: Stillwater Basics
April 05, 4:54pm

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