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 5573 | Page: 1 ...17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 ...558


Forum » Thread

Re: Re: "So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?"
Here's the answer... To get to the other side of the road. Simple :)

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 5:24pm

Recommended Sleeping Pads -- Guide for Men
Age <21 = Sleep on ground 21-30 = 1/8" foam pad 31-40 = 1/4" foam pad 41-50 = 3/8" foam pad 51-60 = ProLite or similar self-inflator 60+ = NeoAir or anything you...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
May 14, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: White
"So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?" Who knows, and why would we assume it is for weather protection. Might be tradition, ancient beliefs, the only dye available, doesn...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 11:54am

Re: Dri ducks
"At $20 they are practically disposable though" And there is another thread on being a conscious buyer too... ;)

In GEAR » Rain jacket pick-a-mix
May 14, 10:23am

Re: Re: Re: Conscious gear buyer
"Ha Nick - I was just going to say that I seem to be buying gear while unconscious more often these days." What color is your hair -- is it blond? Sorry, couldn't resist :)

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
May 14, 10:07am

Re: Re: Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
:I think I will hang onto my Duomid." Good choice.

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 14, 10:05am

Re: Re: This went dumb fast
I don't want to call anyone out or embarrass anyone. Do a search on BPL stoves and take a close look at most of the stoves in use in the field. Then go search some of the blogs of the "...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 10:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Initial reactions to the Fusion
It would be interesting to find out for sure. My ULA Circuit, which had a slanted cut on the water bottle pocket was fine carrying a water bottle. But the Plays would fall out when hiking. One of t...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
May 14, 9:53am

Re: OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
I don't get umbrellas and I could make a long list of negatives. But I have never used one -- even in town. So there might be a long list of pros. But it would provide portable shade; don...

In GEAR » OK umbrella peeps...let me have it!
May 14, 9:47am

Re: poncho
Keep in mind that most ponchos are big enough to fit over a huge pack and then go down to your knees.Bob's methods work and so does a waist cord. My zPacks poncho/ground sheet is the perfect si...

In GEAR » The never ending search for alternative rain gear
May 14, 9:40am

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