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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: So Cal
What kind of shape is your wife in? A great trip would be from Idyllwild up into the San Jacintos, but elevation gain is going to be around 5,000 feet. But there are several routes for variety. Als...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socal trip
October 04, 11:42pm

Re: The power of spreadsheets
Here is what I use. I build it a couple years ago, and haven't gotten around to sophisticating it. It really is a rough draft. Eventually I will add a grams converter and would like to play aro...

In Gear Lists » The power of speadsheets
October 04, 11:18pm

Re: Re: The power of spreadsheets
Ken, Gosh, I haven't used AppleWorks in decades. For its time, it was a pretty cool program. I Also used the 3 Easy Pieces version on an Apple Lisa. It is a pretty basic spreadsheet progr...

In Gear Lists » The power of speadsheets
October 04, 7:13pm

Re: Re: canister stove options
Forgive me, but ... thinking that because something is 2-4 years old it must be out of date is just sheer nonsense. I have a 40 year old Starrett micrometer which is still very good, and in use eve...

In GEAR » canister stove options
October 04, 6:43pm

SOLD: New Tim Marshall Epiphany Under Quilt
Quilt is sold. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » New Tim Marshall Epiphany Under Quilt
October 04, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Future Economy
We can debate this forever. Here are the facts (United States): - Our population is growing, and is not going to stop. - To maintain a standard of living or improve it, the economy must conti...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 01, 11:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cold summer in SoCal
Los Angeles had a high temperature of 113F on Sept 25. It was a record high for that day. But, the entire summer was cooler than average for southern California this year. During the winter we had ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 01, 8:08am

Re: Poor people have nobody but themselves to blame
It's relatively easy to be John Gault or Horatio Alger in the US or, to a lesser degree, in some other developed country in that with hard work, ability, and a bit of luck one can indeed succee...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 11:31pm

The other Ben
Franklin that is. He was an advocate of capitalism and the "trickle down" effect it would have on the poor. Regarding social welfare he said, "I am for doing good to the poor, ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 5:45pm

Re: Australia purchase assistance needed
Doug, Once you complete your purchase of Oz, would you be willing to sell me a wallaby?

In Chaff » Australia purchase assistance needed
September 30, 2:44pm

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