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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
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Post-Hike Stinky Shoes?
This has happened to me twice. Once when I sat in a hot spring with my shoes on. The smelled like sulfur. Second time a few months ago when I hiked a few days in non-stop rain, threw my wet shoes i...

In GEAR » Post-Hike Stinky Shoes?
September 25, 6:05am

Re: When puppies fly
This one is better.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » When puppies fly
September 24, 8:20pm

Re: Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern
Take the Forest Service road a couple miles east of Johnsondale and turn right. Drive about 20+ miles to Lloyd Meadows. There is a trail to the Forks of the Kern. You are entering the Golden Tr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern
September 22, 5:17pm

Re: Lens Case
Bubble wrap and packing tape. Use Vekcro to make a cap.

In Photography » Lens Case
September 21, 10:27pm

Re: The Perfect Wool Hat
Have one hand made by BPL's Katharina! They are awesome. You can pick what kind of wool, colors, and designs. I bought 5 of them last year to give out as Christmas gifts. Everyone loved them...

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 21, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Re: carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
With all the panels on the Trailstar there is a lot of tension to make it taut, which is why it is so good in the wind. Need beefier poles.

In GEAR » carbon fiber tarp pole breakage.
September 21, 9:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
"I may do Nick, once I get a green card :-)" My mothership (corporate office) is in Michigan, so I have spent a lot of time there and have backpacked in the UP, plus Ohio and Illinois....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 21, 9:03pm

Re: Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
What did you people expect? The whole concept of crowd funding is flawed. This is what happens. I knew this kind of result would replicate itself over and and over the first time I read about Ki...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
September 21, 9:03am

@ Buck
Good to see you made it back. Enjoyed following your 2 month living off the land Alaska trip. You should post it on BPL.

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 21, 8:52am

Re: Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
"For me to get to mountains I need to drive 10-11 hours or get on an airplane." Move. As Horace Greeley said, "Go west young man, go west."

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 21, 8:50am

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