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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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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Trail Designs Caldera Cone Customer Service
Ah... the cottage industry. They are the best. And Rand is especially helpful, considering the profit margin on each kit is not much compared to a pack, quilt, or shelter.

In GEAR » Trail Designs Caldera Cone Customer Service
July 23, 7:33pm

Re: Camp Shoe Recommendations
Well if you must.... Flip flops. That is what I use when camping with our tent trailer.

In GEAR » Camp Shoe Recommendations
July 23, 7:31pm

Re: RE: "How do you save money and live a simple life?"
The OP expressed his desire to save money AND live a simple life. My contrarian post indicated that I did not want to live a simple life. As to money, it is just a simple method used to exchange...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 23, 12:55pm

Re: Gotta vote thumbs-down on Marmot Essence
Thomas, You make some good points about the Essence. Here in California, rain gear is mostly just in case it rains. If I wear it over a T shirt, my arms really feel clamy and makes the rest of m...

In GEAR » Best Sub-10 oz rain jacket
July 23, 1:32am

Re: 9.5 oz nixed from a GoLite pack!
Hmm.... Should have just bought a Murmur. Same volume counting the pockets. Weight savings of 10 oz over your modified pack. :)

In GEAR » 9.5 oz nixed from a GoLite pack!
July 22, 6:16pm

Re: Aleve vs Ibuprofin
I agree. I bring a few of something in my FAK. But they are for first aid, not hiking aid.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aleve vs Ibuprofin
July 22, 6:12pm

Re: Marmot Essence

In GEAR » Best Sub-10 oz rain jacket
July 22, 6:08pm

Re: How do you save money and live a simple life?
As usual, I seem to have the contrarian point of view. Develop a skill and a profession you love, and that pays well. Today you may not know what that dream job is, but make it a priority to fin...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 22, 6:07pm

Re: Sleeping bag choices-Help me!
Well... You are already own and are familiar with WM, which is considered a premier company. Other than the fashion statement, I think you already answered your own question. BTW, I have a WM...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag choices-Help me!
July 21, 11:39pm

Re: Re: I saw a Breeze on ebay and almost died!
Ben, I agree about speculation. However some people just like to collect stuff for their personal enjoyment. I have been collecting postage stamps for over 50 years. I have bought some very expe...

In GEAR » I saw a Breeze on ebay and almost died!
July 19, 2:32pm

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