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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: Re: Re: Re: Trying the philosophy of "too"
However, the fact that 'human males with gray hair are extremely intelligent' is indisputable. Men with front balding are great thinkers. Men with rear balding are greate lovers. Compl...

In Philosophy & Technique » How light is light enough?
March 26, 7:17pm

Re: Hmmm
Roger, I am just throwing out these thoughts, as it is hard to consider/measure all the factors relating to rain versus static pressure. Plus, I have the flu and it is hard to sit still :)

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 26, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Trying the philosophy of "too"
"Agree with Tom about needing less food as we gray (actually for me whitened and shedded on top)." The shedding does reduce the total FSO weight. I wonder if gray hair weighs less than...

In Philosophy & Technique » How light is light enough?
March 26, 4:32pm

Re: Where is the definitive pack measuring/fitting thread?
Now that I own a perfectly fitted pack (McHale), the McHale measuring process was very interesting. 1. 7th cervical(to floor) 2. iliac-crest (to floor) 3. 1 minus 2 above = spine length 4. hi...

In GEAR » Where is the definitive pack measuring/fitting thread?
March 26, 4:12pm

Re: The Trail Runner Thread
The short answer is that you have to figure out what works best for yourself. If you look at elite professional runners training footwear is all over the place; and their goal in running may be dif...

In GEAR » The Trail Runner Thread
March 26, 3:38pm

Re: Hmmm
Roger, "Basically, the drag force is exerted by the surrounding air. If the air is doing 60 kph sideways (ie wind), the raindrop will soon be doing 60 kph sideways with the air. Think leave...

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 26, 3:08pm

Re: ben
Josh, I understand your point. But to me, it is none of my business what my neighbor does or does not do; should he or she even be willing to donate money to a worthy cause. It is entirely optio...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Helping Japan
March 25, 7:01pm

Re: Mountain House
MH is a staple for me, and I actually like the stuff. Maybe this would be a good time to experiment with other options.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mountain House
March 25, 6:49pm

Re: my thoughts
I went with Enlightened also. Tim is great to work with. 12 oz quilt with 2" of fill. Mine is smaller in girth compared my Nunatek, but has more fill and weighs 3oz less with a 12 degree F hig...

In GEAR » 3 season quilt choice
March 25, 2:32pm

Re: New hot-weather shirt: Kuhl Kosmo Hoodie
Hot weather, I prefer a Rail Rider or even a mesh type T-shirt (my dark complexion makes it easier for me to deal with sun). Much prefer a hat, flip up collar or bandana to help protect the neck. P...

In GEAR » New hot-weather shirt: Kuhl Kosmo Hoodie
March 25, 12:44pm

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