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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: Re: zpacks poncho
Most of my foam pads are water proof, so a groundsheet isn't needed. However, in the desert I usually bring a polycro sheet to keep sand out of my stuff.

In GEAR » ZPacks groundsheet/poncho performance
April 05, 4:50pm

Re: Re:A different perspective
"“Nick, I noticed that on your AT section hike you used your iPhone as a GPS.” Randy, I also used it a few other times too. It was my first real smart phone purchased in 2011. I took...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 05, 4:45pm

Re: Trekking poles/blisters
Jenn, As you know, blisters are caused by friction. Given that you don't use your poles a lot, that is probably the problem. There are two strategies you can employ: 1. Toughen your ha...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 05, 4:29pm

Re: blogs
"May I ask which blogs you are using for light weight backpacking." There is a list on my website: The majority are UK blogs.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
April 05, 4:21pm

Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
Roleigh, The boss said I had to be home for Easter dinner, so I spent some time out in the garage taking some pictures for you. First, the picture of the bottle you posted looks like it is ta...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 05, 4:14pm

A different perspective
So those who debate the merits of a Knat over a GigaPower to save an ounce, or argue wind shirt brands to save a few grams, and explore the feasibility of a 12 ounce pack; it seems too few of them ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Aluminized Cuben Shelters
Thanks, Doug. Backpacking, hiking, biking and camping are all good. Must spend as much time outdoors as possible. Did give up roller blading a couple years ago. The last dislocation of fingers ...

In Gear Deals » Aluminized Cuben Shelters
April 02, 8:16am

Re: Iridium GO! First Look
This unit plus an iPhone 5 weighs over 15 ounces. This assumes nothing to recharge them, no phone case, no cables, no ear buds. The weight is more than any single item in my 3 season kit and for ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 8:07am

Re: Re: Hey, Greg...
So I was thinking, if I get a dog to go backpacking with me and name him Spot, I would be safe :)

In Philosophy & Technique » SPOT Celebrates 1,000 Rescues in Canada
April 01, 10:33pm

Re: Any websites for trip ideas?
Okay, This is the one I use. edited to fix the hyper texty thingie. Come on BPL give us a short cut button to do this!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any websites for trip ideas?
April 01, 10:25pm

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