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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: Socks for hot weather
For me, I have found that if you footwear is properly fitted you will not get blisters. I used to wear leather boots, and a thin liner and wool sock worked best in hot weather (desert hiking). ...

In GEAR » Socks for hot weather
October 11, 8:34am

Re: re: San Jacinto
I think you have gotten enough information to plan something in the San Jacintos. If elevation gain is not an issue, you could do the Deer Springs Trail to Little Round Valley which is 1.5 miles be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Socal trip
October 05, 7:44pm

Re: Re: Re: The reports of my death are premature
So who is correct? The soon-to-be first Climate Change Billionaire, Al Gore or Rog? I vote Rog.

In Chaff » End of the Carbon Flame War Thread
October 05, 4:56pm

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 thinking that because something is 2-4 years old it must be out of date is just sheer nonsense.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

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