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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: Re: Wisconsin voters speak up in record numbers
The race is a shame. Wisconsin voters are being bombarded by outside influences. It has become a national election. Politics is gaining control of State Supreme Courts. Supporters of both candidate...

In Chaff » The Wisconsin petri dish
April 06, 7:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mostly a knee jerk response
True for most people. I use mine for business and have paid $30,277.75 for gas since I bought it 7 years ago. Purchase price was $31,437.71. So I will exceed the purchase price this year. Maintenan...

In Chaff » What did you pay for gasoline today?
April 06, 5:31pm

Re: Re: Re: mostly a knee jerk response
Just paid $4.179. 25.641 gallons = $107.15. Ouch! Yes, for some people it might be another $500 per year, but it is still going to be double what was spent a while back. That hits a lot of peopl...

In Chaff » What did you pay for gasoline today?
April 06, 4:25pm

Re: Question for you 5# - 6# base weight guys
In the past, GG Murmur here too. But the biggest issue for me is usually water. Not a lot of it where I hike a lot of the time. So when the pack weight gets up near 20 lbs, and the pack is not ...

In GEAR » Question for you 5# - 6# base weight guys
April 06, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Vibram Fivefingers Survey
With practice you can put them on as fast as a pair of shoes and socks... or is it socks and shoes? Maybe even faster. But at first it is very frustrating. I still wear mine a lot, just not for hik...

In GEAR » Vibram Fivefingers Survey
April 06, 4:08pm

Ben Got You!
Sam, This time Ben posted in Forum Admin & Support and you responded 26 hours later :)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Is It Just My Computer??
April 06, 12:32pm

Re: Gear List
I have a Photon Microlight. Don't know what the lumens are, and I rarely hike at night. I have hiked at night with it, and it does a really poor job. My Petzl e-light is much lighter than my...

In Gear Lists » General Mild 3 season List
April 06, 11:59am

Re: Re: mostly a knee jerk response
"Has anyone else had similar experiences?" A lot of retail gas prices really depend upon volume. You can sell 300,000 gallons a month at $.05 margin, or 100,000 gallons at $.15 margin ...

In Chaff » What did you pay for gasoline today?
April 06, 11:46am

Re: General Mild 3 season List
Good list. A few things I would do differently would be: - Does you stove kit leave soot? If so, you might want to use a cuben sack, to keep stuff clean. - Most trips I take two 1-liter pl...

In Gear Lists » General Mild 3 season List
April 06, 11:23am

Re: Re: soft tissue injury
Greg, A lot of people have romanticized McCandless. Here we are all about planning and developing our outdoor skills. McCandless was in over his head from the get-go. Not something a rational...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Soft tissue inflammation
April 06, 9:58am

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