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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: GoLite
"Wrote this earlier: Normally, the fate of gear companies really doesn't concern me. But, being up the road from me quite literally, I took a little more interest. Plus that fact that i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 19, 8:36pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
"Much ado about nothing" It's going to be a long winter.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 19, 8:29pm

Re: Creeping Weight.
Craig, I am pretty much using the same kit as on our trip in Anza Borrego in 2011, except for a framed pack more frequently to make dealing with carrying water easier. The other exception is a N...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 7:59pm

A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
Joyce doesn't think appliances and practical things are appropriate for things like anniversary, Valentine, birthday, or Christmas gifts. So I took a long shot and bought her a bike as an anniv...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
October 13, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: New camera
DK, The ClearViewer is 23 grams. The felt bag is 3 grams. Together they are 27 grams, so there is some rounding up of fractions my scale doesn't measure.

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 4:23pm

Re: Re: It doesn't matter
Bill, It relates to the skill of the photographer in composing the picture BEFORE the shutter is pressed.

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 11:28am

Re: What is your most used piece of gear?

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 10, 5:23am

Re: Re: It doesn't matter
Dave, you are a wise man!

In GEAR » New camera
October 09, 8:48pm

It doesn't matter
I just figured out that some people here on BPL can take a better picture with a phone than I can take with my RX100. So... there is no need for me to get a iii. I wonder if my wife will giv...

In GEAR » New camera
October 09, 8:21pm

"Danger, Will Robinson!"
When I first saw this thread, I knew everyone was going to share some heavy item they carried. I don’t have anything heavy to share. Not because I am the consummate light hiker, but well – I am...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 09, 8:13pm

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