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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: Solar Panels??
I am a huge solar advocate. We have a tent trailer that has 250 watts of panels. Prior to our current trailer we have owned for 5 years, we had another with 120 watts of power. I also have a sophis...

In GEAR » Solar Panels??
January 10, 2:32pm

Re: Joshua Tree 1.1.11
Craig, Great pictures. I wish you guys would stop posting about JNP, it just encourages more people to go there :) Just kidding.

In Post-Trip Reports » Joshua Tree 1.1.11
January 10, 1:29pm

Re: Joshua Tree Dec 2010
Adan, Great trip and report. I have always liked that part of the park. Wind is often something to contend with in deserts. It can get really cold there in winter, as you found out. And now you ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Joshua Tree Dec 2010
January 10, 1:08pm

Got It!
Came in over the holidays while I was away (pretty much been on vacation since a week before Thanksgiving). But first a little bit about the process. After you send Dan all your measurements, an...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
January 10, 3:00am

Re: Poncho/tarp help
I have the silnylon and it is a great product. Regarding the cuben... you can save about 3 oz for double the money. IMO it is just a financial decision that only you can make.

In GEAR » Poncho/tarp help
November 21, 10:35pm

Re: Re: Re: tried it
i would never pay to read an article that should be posted for free. though if you want to fine. it gives them money so they can maintain this site an keep the forums going. personally i have a pro...

In Winter Hiking » snow shoeing in trail runners?
November 21, 10:13pm

Re: "Including the weight of water"
Most of the gear lists I have seen include water and food, it is added to the base weight. Click on my profile and there is a list that I posted a few months ago that includes food and water. I ...

In GEAR » Including the weight of water
November 21, 10:03pm

Re: Is it really that bad?
Tom et al, Do not worry, no one has upset me. As a matter of fact, the only person who can upset me is: Me, and that has not happened in several decades. And this thread is the most fun I have h...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 21, 9:33pm

Re: Re: no light either.
Tom, I do not know why you are so combative. Corporations are not allowed to contribute to campaigns. So of course no CEO has been fired for this. Or do you have a list of corporations that have...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 19, 10:20pm

Re: Re: Re: no light either.
You're taking that question out of context, Nick. It immediately followed a question that had to do with: when is the last time you saw a board of directors fire a CEO because they disagreed wi...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 19, 7:54pm

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