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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
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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
For years my main quilt has been an Epiphany quilt without the nylon panel. It isn't water proof, but it is water resistant. And as Eric mentioned it can be a VPL item - good and bad. Used with...

In GEAR » Waterproof quilt standalone shelter
May 29, 9:27am

Re: PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
You have a lot of stuff that can be replaced with lighter options or even left at home. Problem is everyone has their favorite items and will insist their solution is best. As mentioned earlier, ge...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 29, 9:17am

Re: Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
The ground hogs or the 9" Easton stakes work best. SMC snow stakes work best in sandy soil. That being said, in the mountains I usually take titanium shepherd hooks.

In GEAR » Strong tent stake....just one for a hexamid
May 29, 9:07am

Re: Multiple uses for a luggage tag
You can buy lamination kits designed to be used as luggage tags. Most people laminate a business card. I always keep my ID in my pack, as I probably won't need it and I want to maximize my base...

In Make Your Own Gear » Multiple uses for a luggage tag
May 29, 8:56am

Re: JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
For decades my main hiking apparel was been Patagonia Baggies with the liner cut out. Those should be fine. I never have understood convertible trousers. In the past I received some as gifts. D...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 29, 8:50am

Re: this weekend 5 30
So a guy whose avatar is Sam Dracula, Count of Transylvania, can't get any takers to go into the wilderness? :-)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » any LA people want to hit the sierra this weekend?
May 29, 8:43am

Re: Re: Re: Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches (It's a MOOT point)
All my errors are intentional. I do not want anyone to feel inferior. And I like to begin sentences with and.

In GEAR » Taut, Taught, & Taunt Pitches
May 27, 11:31pm

Re: Onto The Shelf
Ok, Ike. You have really out-done yourself on this one! Great writing, fabulous pictures. You picked a good hiking partner too.

In Editor's Roundtable » Onto The Shelf
May 27, 10:26pm

Do you want to know a secret?
... with apologies to the Beatles :) Doesn't work in all conditions. With a poncho you are probably carrying a super-breathable wind shirt, right? Wear it under your poncho. I can...

In GEAR » The never ending search for alternative rain gear
May 16, 11:56am

Re: Hiking Los Andes - my gear list (your advice is highly appreciated)
If you like all your gear and don't have any problems with anything you should be good to go. One exception... Are you sure you will be comfortable in that quilt at 20F. Is there a chance it wi...

In Gear Lists » Your advice is highly appreciated
May 15, 7:59pm

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