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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: Re: Re: Re: weight?
Bob, No mirror in my gear list...

In Gear Deals » REI eVent
September 27, 1:02pm

Re: Dual Survival
I watched 3 episodes last night. Enjoyable program. It seems to me that when Cody is walking barefoot his steps are very "tentative;" that is someone who does not walk barefoot all the ti...

In Chaff » Dual Survival
September 27, 12:23pm

Re: McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
Seems to me that Dan is not going to tell people how he is doing it, since no one else can :) I have a piece of his Dyneema. It is white. Part is dyed yellow and part is gray. The color is much ...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
September 27, 11:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: favorite camping music
Okay, +2 :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Favorite Camping Music?
September 27, 2:45am

Re: Re: weight?
"When REI is so stupid that they do not mention the weight of the product, I simply won't buy it. Pretty soon you would think that they will learn that there is a small community of UL bac...

In Gear Deals » REI eVent
September 27, 2:28am

How's your Fall weather?
I can't wait for some cooler weather. High here today was 111F (44C).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How's your Fall weather?
September 27, 2:15am

McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
As I mentioned previously in another thread, I am in the process of getting one of Dan’s packs. I have seen several questions about McHale packs and the process, so I thought I would start chroni...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
September 27, 2:05am

Re: Re: Snowshoes
Matt, Our snow often gets soft during the day... typically warmer days than other parts of the country. Of course, we do get those cold spells where it stays below freezing for many days. Mounta...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 26, 6:10pm

Re: Re: favorite camping music
The sound of silence. :) Ben, +1 Unless you are talking about Simon & Garfunkel, then -1 (although I like their music).

In Philosophy & Technique » Favorite Camping Music?
September 26, 5:39pm

Re: Beard
No comment, other than razors suck.

In GEAR » When to say when?
September 24, 4:14pm

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