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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: 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

Re: Hat for hot sun...
I've hiked a couple times in hot sun. My Tilley Air-Flow is perfect. Need a wide brim and a vented top, which the Tilley does well. Seems to me that fitting under a hood is not a prerequisite i...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 9:53pm

Buckeye Trail Section Hike
Been doing some sections of the A.T. the past month or so, which explains my absence on BPL. On a plane trip from the east coast to home, I read the BPL book review about Grandma Gatewood's Wal...

In Post-Trip Reports » Buckeye Trail Section Hike
June 24, 9:42pm

Re: UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
Ah, the continuing, futile great conversation for the holy grail. A conversation consuming a lot of time and effort that could be better spent by just walking in the wilderness instead. BTW...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 04, 5:44am

Re: Re: Re: Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
Well the spiny seat thought is deflating. I thought it was some sort of mystical desert aureola.

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 9:45pm

Re: HeelBone spur
Drusilla - No advice from me unless you need a car fixed. Hope you get well soon and can finish you hike. Good luck!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heel Bone spurs
June 03, 9:33pm

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