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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: Putting the Kettle on
Rog, Here is a good one for you (ARkStorm). Public funded science at its best. Read the section of the 1861-62 storm, "The flooding was so bad it reduced taxab...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
January 20, 5:44pm

Re: I understand..... but.
Justin, You do not have to state you are sorry that you like technology. It works for you, and that is all you need to be concerned with. And I don't know how to run the cables :) seems lik...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 20, 5:29pm

Re: Big, Heavy Packs
I am not a serious backpacker. Oh, I have done a lot of it, some short trips and some long trips. I only do it because it makes me happy. I do it for my own pleasure. And why should we question ...

In GEAR » Big, Heavy Packs
January 20, 5:22pm

Re: Trail Running
Craig, Nice post. It comes down to why a person runs. If one aspires to be a competitive runner (there are many categories), then yes technology helps because most competitive runners set goals,...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 20, 3:51pm

Re: Best UL Hauler Under 2.5 pounds and $250
"Anyway, for 40lb and above I would consider a Gregory Baltoro. This is a traditional pack but has an internal frame. For that load range (30-50#), I consider it to be amung the most comfortab...

In GEAR » Best UL Hauler Under 2.5 pounds and $200
January 19, 1:53pm

Some thoughts... My son who is a post collegiate distance runner never uses a GPS. There are certain routes that he does know the mileage. Keep in mind his races are 1500m - 10K. But the princip...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 19, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Putting the Kettle on
"Easy, if the claim is about something which can't be verified or falsified until long after the scientists making it have drawn their pensions, don't trust it. Or them." Roger...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
January 19, 9:42am

Re: need a frame
IMO, you are not going to find a 2.5 lb pack able to haul 40 lbs comfortably. You are entering the realm of McHale, Mystery Ranch, etc. Obviously my choice is McHale. To me the most important piece...

In GEAR » Best UL Hauler Under 2.5 pounds and $200
January 19, 9:14am

Re: Cost
Damien, I think this is partially correct. As you move towards boots, then probably not true. A Limmer boot is expensive because it is custom built with superior materials and workmanship. Limme...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review
January 19, 9:07am

Re: Here are some of the things I’m trying to figure out.
Ah... where to find this information? I am not into long distance trail running, but you may want to check out some Adventure Racing Websites, you may find some ideas there. The best AND the ...

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 18, 2:08pm

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