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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: Hate to sound like an idiot but...
No, you do not sound like an idiot... I think the hydration systems started out designed for runners. Small packs that could hold little more than the bladder and hugged the body, to make runnin...

In GEAR » Hate to sound like an idiot but...
August 05, 1:15am

Re: Summer Reading Recommendations
There are very few modern novels I have an interest in. But I do read quite a bit. Just finished two of Victor Hugo's works, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables&quo...

In Other Activities » Summer Reading Recommendations
August 04, 3:28pm

Re: Living Simple or Simply Living?
John, Nice post. I guess the best summary would be to consider the following: If I die today, would I have any regrets, or have I lived a life I loved?

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 04, 2:26pm

Re: somewhat random thoughts, somewhat related
Ultimately, we all decide what we want to do with our lives. That is the beauty of bein human.

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 03, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Thoreau
Miguel, I do agree with you that the arts are important. And I will add painting and music to that. However, my point of view is that the world and market place ultimately decide the value of th...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 03, 2:14pm

Re: Fastpacking Definition?
:) Sometimes we cannot agree on Light, UL, SUL. And now more definitions to confuse me. I like my kid's definition: Dad is out on one of his adventures... and he'll be okay, he always c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fastpacking Definition?
August 03, 1:34pm

Re: Measuring out alcohol (fuel)
:) Ah... Ray is changing. Pretty soon he will be reviewing and using cuben tarps and sub 8 oz packs. Ray after a while, you can just eyeball the amount of fuel. I never measure it any more. A...

In GEAR » Measuring out alcohol (fuel)
August 03, 5:30am

Re: so cal
Palm Springs. 100s of miles of trails within a 60 mile radius.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Southern California
August 03, 5:11am

re: Thoreau
Sorry... he did not live a simple life. He was a leech. Walden was only 2 miles from town, and he went there several times a week. He built the cabin on land owned by Emerson. He could not suppo...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 03, 5:01am

Re: Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
The OP stated that he wanted a "simple life" because Americans work to much. To me working on your own car, growing your own food, etc. is work. So if you work X hours per week, then go h...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 03, 4:38am

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