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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: is a knife a non-essential item?
A man needs a knife...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 8:04am

Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
I dislike Gear Swap cluttering up the list of recent threads. I ignore it. Many people like it. Let the moderators monitor and police it. I don't understand why the OP felt the need to preach t...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 7:14am

Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Maybe BPL member Bob Shaver will see this thread and comment. He is a patent attorney.

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 7:05am

Re: sharing the fun
My wife can easily do a strenuous 16-18 mile day hike, and she likes doing them. However, she will never, ever go backpacking. She will never, ever sleep on the ground. At the end of the day she...

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 22, 3:33pm

Re: Traveling light
Yes, I do it all the time on business trips -- about 30 times per year. Sometimes if I am doing a one day meeting I just use my backpack as carryon luggage and carry my laptop in its separate case....

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 3:24pm

Re: Camping with Toddlers
Both my kids started camping at 6 months. And we went camping every year during our 2 week summer vacation, plus many weekend trips. To the kids, camping wasn't a special event, it was just som...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
August 22, 9:31am

Re: People's experiences with warranties?
I have never exercised a warranty claim. When I buy gear I research it, buy quality, and never have problems. Of course, sometimes the best brands have defects. Although I have been a member of ...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 21, 11:44am

Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
More fuel for the predictable firestorm... Contemplating the Fastest Known Time

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 11:33am

Green Greed
Last post for a couple weeks. Getting ready to take off in my big SUV for the Eastern Sierra Nevada to see if Mosquitos are a problem. Green Greed

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
My efforts... I drive a large SUV. I live in the low desert, which requires A/C. I fly over 100,000 miles per year. When accosted by Eco-nazi Prius owners in California gas stations ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 6:34am

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