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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: First Aid / Personal Care / Gear Repair
Wow, that is a lot of 1st aid stuff. Have you ever used any of it? I have been bacpacking solo for 40+ years and have only used Moleskin for blisters (now use Leukotape - rarely needed with since c...

In Gear Lists » First Aid / Personal Care / Gear Repair / Survival Kit
April 15, 7:30am

Re: Re, Re, Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, Space Alien Invasion
Don't worry about the invasion. We will probably destroy ourselves first.

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 15, 12:04am

Re: Waist High: Wandering the Deep Canyons and Lonely Mesas of the Gila
Excellent adventure and great job of documenting it!!

In Photo Gallery » Waist High: Wandering the Deep Canyons and Lonely Mesas of the Gila
April 14, 11:55pm

Re: Perfectionist looking for the perfect hiking/camp pants...
There is no perfect pants. Sorry. Depends on conditions. I have many, many pairs of pants. My favorites in order... 1. RR Eco-mesh when I am hiking in a wide range of temperatures, with highs...

In GEAR » Perfectionist looking for the perfect hiking pants...
April 13, 12:15am

Re: The argument for cold food...
Everyone tries to reduce weight, and I think it is a good thing. There are two things I always strive for - 1. Efficiency when backpacking. This does not require sacrificing or packing extra wei...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The argument for cold food...
April 12, 11:59pm

Re: Re: bug protection?
+1 If the only thing sticking out of your sleeping bag is your head, then all you need is a mosquito net head bag. That is the lightest, and it also serves as a lightweight stuff sack.

In GEAR » bug protection?
April 12, 11:45pm

Re: Dog stuff
I don't hike with my dog for various reasons. I did get some of the ruff wear boots because of the summer heat and we go for a walk at least twice a day when I am at home. He hates them. And no...

In Gear Lists » Rough Gear List section hike AT
April 12, 11:43pm

Re: Kid Friendly Hike
Adan, This area is along the PCT, and not easy to find a loop. You could continue north the 2nd day towards Fobes saddle. It isn't far, maybe 3 or 4 miles. You will be hiking in high desert,...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Station Fire
Adan, I forgot to mention that this is not a hike through forest. First 1/2 mile is high desert, then through some nice groves of large shady oaks. The climb up the mountain is exposed chaparral...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 10:15am

Re: Station Fire
Adan, I would check snow conditions wherever you go. The east side of the San Jacintos still has a lot of snow. I have not been up there in a while, but snow if visible on the east facing slopes...

In Post-Trip Reports » Know a good LA hike for a kid?
April 12, 10:05am

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