Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

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

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

Showing 251 - 260 of 5603 | Page: 1 ...17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ...561


Forum » Thread

Re: Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
I thought we resolved this a while back :) Even if you find a tree or rock there is no reason to lean against them... practice leaning forward I suppose that if one is going to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 9:00pm

Think inside the Box!
About 15 years ago I lived in an 8 foot long tent trailer for two years. I was working full time and had to call on clients 4 days a week all over Arizona and California. Plus I had to wear a suit ...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 01, 8:25pm

Re: The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
Hey - your pictures are sideways and somewhat difficult to view. Had to turn my monitor sideways to view ;) Every once in a while I attach a shoulder pocket to my pack to carry small frequently ...

In GEAR » The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
May 30, 7:56am

Re: Lighter Options
Eli, I have never used a hydration "system" so I really can't say much about their benefits versus just bottles. I have never used a filter either. Normally I use 1L Platys @ .9 ou...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 30, 7:39am

Re: Lighter options
SHELTER Many lighter options. Many have done the PCT with a simple tarp. HYDRATION You can get by with recycled water or Gatorade bottles. I would ditch the filter & components and use Aqu...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 29, 10:21pm

Re: Re: 2014 PCT Blogs: Dan Durston?
Thanks, Nathan. I like Dan (at least his Internet persona) and this should be a good read. Looks long though. Good thing airplanes have Internet these days, it'll give me something to do next w...

In On the Web » 2014 PCT Blogs
May 29, 5:06pm

Re: Instaflator? You mean, your mouth?
Max, You're alright!

In GEAR » The lost "jet engine" ground pad inflator?
May 29, 4:59pm

Re: 2014 PCT Blogs
I maybe follow one blog per year; sometimes none. This year I have been reading two. Both authors post about once per week. This year I have been catching Carrot's as mentioned earlier. Real...

In On the Web » 2014 PCT Blogs
May 29, 4:11pm

Re: d
Ah... you missed my humor. BTW, as a student of the Munsters and the Addams family (as a kid) -- Grandpa's official name and title was Sam Dracula, Count of Transylvania ;) He even slept...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » any LA people want to hit the sierra this weekend?
May 29, 1:30pm

Re: Aquamira A+B ratio critical?
If one deems water purification important, which I do, then IMO it is best to exactly follow the manufacturer's instructions. Given that, I find the drops to be a royal pain in the butt and yea...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Aquamira A+B ratio critical?
May 29, 1:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Nick Gatel

Showing 1 - 2 of 2 | Page: 1



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