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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: maybe
Ike, I did not weight the demo pack, because it is not made of the same material I will be getting. I think it will weigh under 3lbs in lightweight mode (several options removed), but will still...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
September 28, 5:34pm

Re: "Approaching Barefoot"
Well, in all fairness to the shoe, racing flats are intended for racing on flats. And I agree! Point is, that as we try to get lighter and lighter, we must deal with the point of diminishing ...

In GEAR » Approaching Barefoot
September 28, 12:23am

Re: Re: Re. The Carbon Flame War
They take 30% of all of my earnings. Do I get something for that or is it simply the cost of Freedom? -------------------------------------------------------- They take it by force, without co...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 27, 11:53pm

Re: Best sloppy weather pants
I usually wear REI Mistral or REI Acme pants in winter, depending on the temperature. Schoeller material. They are water resistant, but not water proof. In sloppy conditions with gaiters.

In GEAR » Best sloppy weather pants?
September 27, 11:32pm

Re: Re: One more question - Guyout lenghts
Keep practicing, you will get it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp Help, I'm begging! Sooo frustrated.
September 27, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
It is socialism in the US and UK. The govenment or someone will take care of us. India and China are allowing limited capitalism, and the people are grasping the concept.

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 27, 7:16pm

Re: Re: "Approaching Barefoot"
Greg brings us some excellent points. I have worn out 4 pairs of racing flats in two years, but my Salomon Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultras still have a few miles left in them, and have seen more trail mil...

In GEAR » Approaching Barefoot
September 27, 5:08pm

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

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