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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: Camping with Toddlers
Both my kids started camping at 6 months. And we went camping every year during our 2 week summer vacation, plus many weekend trips. To the kids, camping wasn't a special event, it was just som...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
August 22, 9:31am

Re: People's experiences with warranties?
I have never exercised a warranty claim. When I buy gear I research it, buy quality, and never have problems. Of course, sometimes the best brands have defects. Although I have been a member of ...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 21, 11:44am

Re: Fastest Known Times (FKT)
More fuel for the predictable firestorm... Contemplating the Fastest Known Time

In On the Web » Fastest Known Times (FKT)
August 21, 11:33am

Green Greed
Last post for a couple weeks. Getting ready to take off in my big SUV for the Eastern Sierra Nevada to see if Mosquitos are a problem. Green Greed

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
My efforts... I drive a large SUV. I live in the low desert, which requires A/C. I fly over 100,000 miles per year. When accosted by Eco-nazi Prius owners in California gas stations ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question: Your Energy Lifestyle and Backpacking
June 26, 6:34am

Re: Slap me!
I have a Titanium shirt made by Columbia. Yepper, it says Titanium right on the shirt. If Columbia can make a $50 shirt out of Titanium, it must be simpler and easier to make Titanium trekking pole...

In GEAR » Lightweight Trekking Poles
June 26, 6:25am

Re: Re: Packing
If I use a sack for my quilt or sleeping bag, it is a large cuben sack, not a stuff sack. This is for times I might fall into a river. Most of the time I don 't use one. If it rains my poncho k...

In GEAR » Hints on how to pack a PCT lack tightly?
June 26, 6:16am

What I want to know...
If anyone has ever hiked a Möbius strip. Did they complete the hike? Did anyone ever see them again? Did they they write a trip report? Did they reach beyond their boundary. Enquiring minds want t...

In On the Web » Here's one for the numbers geeks
June 25, 10:25pm

Re: BPL Poll
Delmar -- When I started reading the posts in this thread, I thought, oh boy this is going to be a typical BPL disaster. But I am finding the initial results to be interesting. Looking forward t...

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 24, 10:04pm

Re: Hints on how to pack a PCT lack tightly?
Is this a PCT specific pack? :) Seems that unless there is some sort of compression mechanism (straps, etc.), perhaps the pack is too big?

In GEAR » Hints on how to pack a PCT lack tightly?
June 24, 9:59pm

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