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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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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Backpacking around Pittsburgh
"Get a big map and look for open spaces..." This is something I post a lot when it comes to finding places to hike. I travel at least a couple times a month on business all over th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking around Pittsburgh
March 13, 8:27pm

Re: Daryl
Sounds like sincere appreciation from Daryl. He's a good guy... well seems like a good guy from his posts. Never met him.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 11, 11:09pm

Re: Best high country trip with no crowds?
I predict there will now be crowds there this summer ;)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best high country trip with no crowds?
March 11, 11:00pm

Re: Tarp camping in the rain
MLD Trailstar.

In GEAR » Tarp camping in the rain
March 11, 10:59pm

Re: Tease......
Michael, The Expedition will have a Cordura bottom and the lashes are some sort of plastic. Those will break over the years. Replacement is on my To Do list. I would guess eBay is the only place...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kelty Serac Backpack Size XL or L
March 11, 10:54pm

Re: Re: anyone use these stakes?
"FREE ePacket delivery from China" There's your sign. Spend the extra $ for MSR.

In GEAR » anyone use these stakes?
March 11, 10:49pm

Re: Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
I think this is a good subject. All of us are going to have differing opinions and no one is right. First, there are a few considerations (1) Is it a hike, sleep, hike endeavor? If so, you j...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 11, 10:38pm

Re: maui, hi, solar charger
"So what is the best one for my Samsung galaxy?" As was posted earlier... " really have to get in touch with the power demands of your devices. Without that, you are just...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 8:59pm

Re: Re
The soundtrack from "Cats" (for private use) ?

In Other Activities » Good music for a time lapse of animals on a trail?
March 11, 3:24pm

Re: Do you unbuckle your hip belt when hiking down hill?
No. Never crossed my mind no matter what the pack weight is. However my really small packs don't have hip belts.

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you unbuckle your hip belt when hiking down hill?
March 11, 5:27am

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