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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: Re: No more plastic...
"I use anodized aluminum Sea to Summit spoon. Cut off the end to fit in my pot. 0.3 oz so it doesn't really matter if there's something a little lighter. Annodized is rough texture a b...

In GEAR » No more plastic...
November 12, 5:17pm

Re: Toothpaste
I wonder how many calories are in a single serving of toothpaste. But then we would probably need to calculate the number of calories consumed to brush your teeth with said toothpaste. There is pro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
November 12, 5:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
I never get huge flare-ups with my Whisperlite and I get less with the Dragonfly. Properly used a Svea 123 is even better. Have used all inside a tent -- but I always start them next to the "d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 5:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Both sides
"Come on a bushwack in the Whites of New Hampshire! I'll give you $20 if you can average over 1-mph and wind up staying on your predetermined route. Although your jacket and pack will prob...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 12, 4:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Ocean Packrafting?
"In my mind it starts tipping the scale towards buying a small RIB with a 25hp and just putting in at a launch or beach launching if I have a friend." I have a 10'6" inflatabl...

In Packrafting » Ocean Packrafting?
November 12, 4:34pm

Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
Thanks, Roger. I enjoyed this one.

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 11, 7:20pm

I'm confused
Most people I know hated the taste of hard liquor, beer, and wine at first. Then somehow, for some reason, they continued drinking it and eventually got an acquired taste for the stuff, to the poin...

In GEAR » Something Different
November 11, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Gear Upgrade Frequency
"It's a bit like listening to the radio in the car when out in the boonies, it take a bit of dialing in and fine tuning, and then you find something that works" Maybe time to upgra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 11, 6:59pm

Re: Re: Both sides
I'm still struggling with the concept that we need hiking trails. I vote for no trails of any kind.

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 6:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"Wow French ladies Nick! Lucky you! That's some high class targeted advertising!" Sometimes I get ads for "Road Kill T-shirts" with a picture of a buxom lady in a T-shirt...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:55pm

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