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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: tarp info
Jeffery, Not sure you can find a comprehensive data sheet in one place. Maybe there is an article posted here. Other than that look at manufacturer's Websites and read the forum threads. ...

In GEAR » tarp info
March 31, 10:40pm

Re: Anatomy of a Sock
Travis, Interesting photo essay. Can't say it proves anything. The pictures 'look' like the SmartWools are very well made in comparison. All my SmartWool socks have worn well and are...

In GEAR » Anatomy of a Sock
March 31, 10:35pm

Re: Re: Zion - Snakes
You will return safe and sound. You probably won't see any slithering critters. But we do expect one outstanding trip report, since we have all invested so much time in you hike :)

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 31, 12:10am

Re: Marmot Essence Weight
My large also weighs 6.8 oz. Mine is a burnt orange, not by choice, but limited colors were available. The material is thin, but not transparent.

In GEAR » Marmot Mica
March 30, 9:18pm

Re: Re: Zion - Snakes
Gosh, I am sorry I started the snake-thing, we have hi-jacked Steve's thread. Bob G mentioned that a rattler can only "strike" from a coiled position. That is true, but it does not...

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 30, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Road racing flats"
Craig, IMO base rules. When you look at the elite runners, most have huge base training. Especially in the longer distances. A lot of this is getting to know your body. I would encourage you to ...

In Other Activities » Road racing flats
March 30, 10:30am

Re: Snakes....
Over the years, I have gotten used to them. They are not on my list of concerns, but not to say I am not careful. But the unexpected sound of a rattle still sends a chill down my back. The impo...

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 30, 9:38am

Re: Zion National Park - Mid May
"You are doing the trek, not Nick." Absolutely, and I agree. He has to hike his hike.

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 30, 9:24am

Re: Re: "Road racing flats"
Craig, if you are buying a brand that you are familiar with how the sizing is, you might try Kelly's Running Warehouse on the Web. They have some great prices and are located in San Diego. Shoe...

In Other Activities » Road racing flats
March 30, 9:21am

Rarely see them at 65 F or lower. They prefer 80 - 90 F 100 F or higher they are in danger of dying. You are going to be at 6,000 - 7,000 feet elevation, right? Doubt you will have night t...

In Gear Lists » Zion National Park - Mid May
March 30, 8:48am

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