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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: Cant wait for new gear!
After a two gear moratorium I bought a SMD Deschutes CF shelter.

In GEAR » Cant wait for new gear!
June 12, 11:03am

Re: Ultralight Coffee Options
If you ever were stuck drinking coffee from a C Rations pack, anything else tastes good. Nowadays I bring the Nescafé Classico. Taster's Choice was fine for the 30 or so years before I switched.

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 11, 8:07pm

Re: Tarptent Protrail
Nice looking shelter. If someone wants netting and a bathtub floor this should be on their shopping list.

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
June 11, 7:15pm

Re: Who pitches during the day?
Mark, I have never been to Greece, but I understand it is a Mediterranean climate, similar to the Los Angeles area. LA is a lot different than our southwest deserts. The hottest temperature I ha...

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben Fiber - Aluminium Outside or Inside For Desert Use
June 11, 4:08pm

"Old Man" Marley
Do you remember the movie, Home Alone? The old man next door was scary, mean, and rumored to have killed his family. Kevin befriends him, Marley changes and is reunited with his family. Maybe we...

In Philosophy & Technique » Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
June 11, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Consider also the full-frame a7 lineup
Charlie, No disrespect meant. I think most people interested in an a6, or a7, or a nex are probably more than the casual shooter like me. So for me, weight is the primary consideration along...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
June 11, 1:24pm

Re: Anyone Use Rite-In-The-Rain "DuraCopy" for Laser Printers
I have National Geographic WP paper, which works well -- but it is heavy. Since I keep maps in a ZipLoc, I no longer use water proof paper. Plain ol' copy paper is lighter and cheaper. Somet...

In Philosophy & Technique » Anyone Use Rite-In-The-Rain "DuraCopy" for Laser Printers
June 11, 1:06pm

Re: Video: how-to BP in Saguaro NP
One of my favorite places too. Once upon a time I lived in Bisbee (remember I am an old Hippie) and just love southern Arizona. Did some hiking near your route a couple months ago. "I try t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Video: how-to BP in Saguaro NP
June 11, 1:01pm

Re: Consider also the full-frame a7 lineup
I think the focus on the RX100, for most folks here, is the fact it is a compact camera that takes high quality pictures. I have had pictures published in paper magazines that were taken with a RX1...

In Photography » sony rx100 IV
June 11, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Almost SUL . . .
"TP is a bit of a luxury item for SUL isn't it? :) " Not for me.

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 11, 12:49pm

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