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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: Re: Craig and Nick's Excellent Adventure
Tom, No shelter carried. Zero chance of percipitation. Last year I had about the same weight with a poncho/tarp on the same trip. The difference this year were some luxury items I took, which in...

In Post-Trip Reports » Craig and Nick's Excellent Adventure
June 07, 6:49pm

Re: BPL beartooth merino hoody sizing
I am 5'11' and weigh somewhere between 150 and 160. My BPL Merino Hoody is the only small garmet I own. I usually wear large shirts, because I like things loose on me. The small hoody fits ...

In GEAR » BPL beartooth merino hoody sizing
June 07, 11:48am

Re: Caldera Keg for 2 people?
I have a Foster's Keg. Holds about 24 oz of water. Weighs about 3.8 oz. You will need to double the amount of fuel, if two people use it. Will you just boil water, or eat out of the Keg? You co...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg for 2 people?
June 07, 11:44am

Re: Timex
+ 3

In GEAR » watch suggestions
June 06, 5:58pm

Re: Trekking Pole Science
I doubt we can 100% scientifically determine the advantage/disadvantage of trekking poles. Too many variables between individuals. Maybe if we did similar tests on individuals with and withoug pole...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 05, 12:42pm

Re: to be more specific
All we can really discuss is what works best for each individual. What works for me, may not work at all for someone else. All of us might see something that we had not thought about, but would be ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
June 04, 3:40pm

Re: Re: Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
Is life that desperate that saving 10 minutes is that critical???? Roger, this should be right down your alley... industrial engineering. What is the most efficient and productive way to acco...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
June 03, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Simblissity BotSpot - thumbs up or down?
>>For what it's worth, I've tried various shoulder strap mounting methods for bottles including the bungie cords that are on my ULA packs and personally I find it way easier to just r...

In GEAR » Simblissity BotSpot - thumbs up or down?
June 03, 7:28pm

San Jacinto Lost Hiker Found - good read
For those who are familiar with San Jacinto and the Tram, you are not going to believe this story!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » San Jacinto Lost Hiker Found - good read
June 03, 6:21pm

Re: LT4 lock came apart
Dan, This just happened to me a couple weeks ago. I unscrewed one pole too much. I was able to push the pieces back, and had to use a little pressure to get it all the way seated. And then I gen...

In GEAR » LT4 lock came apart
June 03, 4:20pm

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