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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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Scarp 1 First Impressions
As was discussed a while back, I purchased this tent for winter camping only. Yesterday I decided to set it up and seal the seams. Just thought I would share some first impressions. The workmanship...

In GEAR » Scarp 1 First Impressions
November 03, 6:00pm

Re: Re: What do you do for a living
I work for the leading global provider of outsourced business solutions for the automotive industry. What that means is that I help businesses improve their operational efficiency, employee prod...

In Chaff » What do you do for a living
November 02, 11:33pm

Re: Re: hills
>> You just have to do what you can do, and keep at it. Excellent advice. Most of us aren't athletes, we are hikers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
November 01, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Training & Workout
I agree with the last few posters. Just change your life style with daily exercise, which can just be walking for an hour or two every day. On days you don't have to go to work, you might want ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 01, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ever heard the barn of seamus
The volume of rain falling does not care about the slope of a roof. The volume does not change due to roof configuration. Evaporation only occurs on the top surface of the water, and needs sola...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 01, 11:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ever heard the barn of seamus
Which roof will intercept more of the rain represented by the thin vertical lines? ------------------------------------------------------------- If the rain is falling vertically, both will cap...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 01, 3:10am

Re: Gang up on Cascade Designs??
Eric, Do you know who you talked to? Was it a customer service rep or a design engineer? Big difference. I am not being combative here. However, if there is a true market for this and it can ...

In GEAR » Gang up on Cascade Designs??
October 29, 12:27am

Re: Re: Re: Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
There are really too many variables to make a general statement. However, if a person is overweight, then they are already behind the proverbial 8 ball before they start the hike. Another huge cons...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
October 29, 12:15am

Re: Flash 18
I tend to use this one a lot too. I have lighter packs, but they are too big.

In GEAR » Fast and Light Daypack
October 28, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Hiking without cushioning
Brian, Some well thought out comments. Shoes are indeed a personal thing. I suspect that many people wear shoes that are too small. I also think that perhaps we sometimes over think the shoe thi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 26, 11:16pm

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