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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: Walking the Backbone: A Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
A 3rd CDT gem in one day? What is happening here? Very good writing, Paul. Wonderful pictures too.

In Editor's Roundtable » Walking the Backbone: A Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 4:14pm

Re: water based
Dan, You have been playing with cuben for years, but have not brought anything to market. Is it just educational or do you see something you might use? I have some cuben gear, but do not have a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » actual cuben tent test
April 05, 4:06pm

Re: 7 myths
Two great articles in one day. Am I in heaven? 1 backpacker in 2,000 miles? This is my kind of trip. Again, another excellent article that only gives the reader a flavor of of what is out there,...

In Editor's Roundtable » 7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 3:39pm

Re: A Country Divided: The Continental Divide Trail
David, Absolutely one of the best done articles I have read on BPL. Not a trip report someone can duplicate, not a review of gear that can be purchased. Just thoughts, musings, and reflections w...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Country Divided: The Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 3:30pm

Re: Re: back to the original idea
Cary, Some tough breaks for you, and you have tried to do the right things -- commendable. Historically, over time, housing prices have increased. Supply & demand... mostly based on locat...

In Chaff » Anyone being foreclosed on?
April 05, 2:39pm

Re: Which Quilt?
I have a Nunatak and an enLIGHTened cuben. Both are great pieces of gear. Nunatak is a little more "feature rich" which makes it a little heavier than enLIGHTened, and they do not make cu...

In GEAR » Which Quilt?
April 05, 1:22pm

Re: Re: what is the standard thing to do when returning from gear swap?
Agree with Ben. I have a feeling there are few disputes, especially if you purchase from "well known" members. I see a lot of offering with specific information on any defects. Seems like...

In Chaff » what is the standard thing to do when returning from gear swap?
April 05, 10:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone being foreclosed on?
Check your premise. Do we need so much (or any) government intervention in the economy? Many would argue this is the cause of the great depression and our current financial market collapse. ...

In Chaff » Anyone being foreclosed on?
April 05, 10:19am

Re: Re: Dear Mr Apeman,
George, I would suggest a nice hair cut and a shave. That's going to reduce your FSO quite a bit.

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 04, 11:55pm

Re: Joshua Tree Solo, 4/3-4/4
Great trip, Craig. Told you it was gonna be hot :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Joshua Tree Solo, 4/3-4/4
April 04, 11:54pm

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