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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: Leather Boot re-waterproofing
Oh Oh. All these make your boots heavier.

In GEAR » Leather Boot re-waterproofing
May 13, 9:28pm

Re: Re: woohoo
I'm gone for a month and see Ken was finally able to fix this. Good job. Now can we sent Gear Swap to the back hole Chaff resides in? I would be most appreciative.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Woo Hoo!
May 13, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
Maybe Doug should add a suntan to his wish list -- no extra weight either :)

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
May 13, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Solo
"#1 is like a trap as well - the more you go alone the less tolerant you can get adjusting for other people. Too fast. Too slow. Too loud. To much time to convince them to come along. Why both...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 3:25pm

Re: Runner seeks trail close to Vegas strip!
Take Charleston Blvd west past the Red Rock Casino. You will come to Red Rock Canyon. There is a ~ 12 mile loop trail which is pretty good in most places, although some section may be easier to run...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Runner seeks trail close to Vegas strip!
April 15, 3:23pm

"I was most interested in the marketing as it relates to SUL definitions." Well it is marketing... Or buyer beware? :) If you want the SUL definition of under 5 lbs, I can do...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 15, 12:58am

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
It is time to get rid of the labels all together How can a pack be SUL or something else? A pack has to have enough volume to carry all your gear, food, water, food, etc. And it should carry it ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 9:00pm

Re: what do you want to do?
"Sooo....before a device is suggested, what do you want do with it? I use a tablet, phone and laptop...all for different things. :)" I can do almost anything with an iPhone and an iPad...

April 14, 5:15pm

Re: Sul option
"Wear a hat, head net, and a windshirt with a hood over it. Wear some ear plugs to bed if they're annoying" +1 Might need more for Minnesota or Alaska only.

In GEAR » What is your bug solution?
April 14, 5:11pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
As I do most years I have a dividend, I am going to request a check.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 14, 5:00pm

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