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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
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Leaving our political views at the door ; ; ;
Okay, I will leave my philosophical view at the door :) But what really irritates me are low flying fighter jets our of China Lake NS, or whever they take off from, in the Sierra canyons at high...

In Chaff » Silence
May 28, 1:35pm

@ Eugene
The sack is close to 7" tall and 3.5" in diameter. I don't know how Joe measures them. I bought a selection of sacks from him. On some of my trips, using a few cuben sacks protects my...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 28, 9:36am

Re: Silence
The noise of civilization is the engine that drives the production of diving masks, snorkels, fins, UL backpacking equipment, lightweight foods, the computers we are using to post, the power to run...

In Chaff » Silence
May 28, 8:58am

Re: Eastern Sierra car camping - my rant
Greyson, Don't take this personally, as it is not directed to you. I see many people asking for information on a good place to hike. I have never asked anyone. I look at maps, and figure ...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 27, 7:01pm

Re: Eastern Sierra car camping
Not UL is okay, IMO. We all have several outdoor passions, outside of strict backpacking. Yes, many free places to camp in USFS lands. Each district has different regulations. Sometimes campi...

In Other Activities » Eastern Sierra car camping
May 27, 4:56pm

Re: Re: Re: nick
John, Thanks for the information. I could not find the Glad bags, and no time to order via the Web. I like the ability to stand them up. The bags I bought are the Zip Lock Zip n Steam bags. T...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 27, 2:53pm

Re: Backpacking life after children
Having kids is a big responsibility, and is more important than your recreational activities. But you can do both. I began small BPing trips with the kids when they were around 5. My daught...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking life after children
May 27, 2:38pm

Re: nick
issac, I have the Fosters. The caddy weighs 3.0 oz. and I do not use it. I pack everything in a cuben sack that fits snug. Got the sack from zPacks. So the can, cone, stove, cozy, and empty fuel...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg-F/H
May 27, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Liner: trash compactor bag vs. official liner
I have bought liners from both GG and MLD. I think they cost around $10 for 4 of them. Their quoted prices are for 2. Yes, it is more than other sources, and I would not make a single item order...

In Philosophy & Technique » Liner: trash compactor bag vs. official liner
May 27, 9:40am

Re: 10 lbs and bear cannisters
"All I really know is that I'm enjoying the trails a heck of a lot more than when I carried 45-50 lb packs." And that is all that matters. 11, 10, 5, 4 lbs it really isn't that...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Made it!
May 26, 10:20pm

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