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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: MLD Facebook
What is Facebook?

In GEAR » MLD - New 2011 Gear
March 07, 2:38pm

Re: Trail Maintenance Design Project
Do you even need a cover or rainfly? If not, can you store items in outside pockets that will not be harmed by rain? Can you put often used, but not water proof items in an outside pocket wit...

In GEAR » Trail Maintenance Design Project
March 07, 2:32pm

Re: Thinking for yourself.
"I'm willing to bet that there is a strong correlation between those that "do not think for themselves" and those that do not think like you." I do not want to convince a...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 07, 12:37pm

Re: Re: Glenn Beck and Welfare
Doug, Are you suggesting that we actively think for ourselves? Wow, that would mean we would be resonsible for our own thoughts and accountable for our own actions!

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 07, 10:43am

Re: My first MYOG full dyneema pack
Wow, that looks nice. Very professional looking.

In Make Your Own Gear » My first MYOG full dyneema pack
March 07, 10:41am

Re: Bivy as bag liner
Piper, You hit the downside of poncho/tarp as rain gear and shelter... as it cannot be both at the same time. If the rain is bad, I put on my windshirt which is water repellant, quickly set up t...

In Multiple Use Gear » Bivy as bag liner
March 07, 10:38am

Re: What do you do for Lunch?
This is easy for me, as I normally do not eat lunch during the day when at home/working. I tend to eat a small snack once in a while. So I do the same when hiking. The exception for when working...

In GEAR » What do you do for Lunch?
March 07, 10:30am

Re: Sunglasses
In 3 season hiking I use Maui Jim Ho'okipa Readers Polarized Sunglasses, which are bifocals with maginfied readers on the bottom. This way I do not need to bring my regular glasses for reading....

In GEAR » Sunglasses
March 07, 10:23am

Re: Medical Stuff and Insurance (In case Sh#t happens)
"The thing I don't understand about insurance is: It's there IN CASE something happens right?.. So why don't we get our money back when nothing happens?" Because when somet...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Health/Medical Issues Forum
March 06, 9:52pm

Re: Bivy as bag liner
Piper, With a 8' X 10' tarp you really don't need a bivy. However is you are using a 5' X 8' poncho/tarp, the bivy is very much needed in bad weather. Also the poncho/tarp do...

In Multiple Use Gear » Bivy as bag liner
March 06, 5:59pm

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