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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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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Bivy on summit?
Summits are great in good weather. They are often not so good in stormy weather. In most wilderness areas, you camp where you want. Others may have restrictions to where you must camp. Follow local...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy on summit?
April 01, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ya
We are assuming that politicians care what their constituents want. Often their votes do not reflect this. Their actions tell us that they often cater to special interest groups with money. This...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 01, 9:09am

Warren, You have done a lot of research and fitting. I would just buy the pair that fit best. Time to test the waters. Salomons are good shoes.

In GEAR » The Trail Runner Thread
April 01, 12:55am

Re: More micrographs versus an expedited resolution
Check the calibration of you equipment?

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 31, 11:15pm

@ George
Nice avatar. Time for you to get some Kinks for you iPod... I think I'm sophisticated 'Cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien But all around me everybody's multiplying...

In Chaff » THE WRATH of the Almighty - Mark My Words!!
March 31, 11:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
Craig, just let me know. Check the weather it is getting hot quick. Might be some great flowers up there too depending upon the alititude.

In GEAR » Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
March 31, 11:06pm

Re: New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
Barry, Welcome. So are your goals to do certain miles a day (personal competition), or just get a feel for what you should plan trip-wise? If you want to just do miles, then 30+ a day is reas...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New to this - how fast can one backpack (miles/day)?
March 31, 11:03pm

Re: Ya
Ken, Are you announcing your intention to run for president? ;)

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: George - Try the Treks
George, Go easy on the Treks at first. They are not shoes!

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 31, 7:34pm

Re: My DIY tarp: lighter, warmer, much cheaper than silnylon :)
Ceasar! How many ounces is it? gotcha. 14.21541 Nice job for cheap.

In Make Your Own Gear » My DIY tarp: lighter, warmer, much cheaper than silnylon :)
March 31, 7:29pm

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