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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: Humboldt BPLrs
Sometimes. My daughter lives within walking distance of Humbolt State. I'll be spending more and more time up there. The CEO of the Gatel Household, which obviously is not me, has issued Execut...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Humboldt BPLrs
May 02, 6:48pm

Brian, There is this concept called called courtesey. When in the wilderness, courtesey dictates that, as much as possible, we allow others to enjoy the wilderness in its natural state. There is...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 30, 8:44am

Loudspeakers on the trail, in backcountry campsites, in developed campgrounds, on beaches, on summits, or in ANY public place are an abomination and extremely inconsiderate. This fact should be sel...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 29, 9:31pm

Re: Adventures in the land of insurance
Thought I would share our experiences when our tent trailer was vandalized a couple years ago. Tent trailers are not common items, and I am fairly knowledgeable about them. My insurance company is ...

In Gear Swap » WTB! all my gear was stolen, looking for replacements
April 29, 9:20pm

Re: Hot Weather Pants
Years ago I bought a Eco-mesh shirt and was absolutely thrilled with it. I was hesitant about the trousers, worried that the mesh wouldn't hold up in cross country travel. I bought a pair of th...

In GEAR » Hot Weather Pants
April 29, 8:24pm

Re: Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
I have one of the zPacks with Velcro at the bottom of the slit. This is handy because when in difficult terrain if you have to leap, jump, or ever extend your legs the Velcro will give. I think a z...

In GEAR » Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
April 28, 12:13am

Re: Great Feedback
You mean cast iron, right? Yeah, you need a sturdier stove. I had a Coleman stove that had an optional griddle for one side of the stove. When my son was out of college we spent one Christmas va...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 11:21pm

Re: Seam Sealing Polyester
Seam Grip will seal much better and last longer. The tube comes with a brush the attaches to the top of the tube. The trick for me is to make sure it isn't applied too thick. Also keep a bucket...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing Polyester
April 27, 11:07pm

I use Ruta Locura poles too
I use two .600" diameter Ruta Locura poles with my Trailstar. One is a 4-section pole that is 48" long. Weighs a little over 3.5 ounces. The other is a 4-section .600" diameter pole ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Recommendations for Duomid pole
April 27, 10:55pm

Re: Re: Seam seal mix
"It's sarcasm Franco." No, can't be. He's my JMT Pencil Buddy. Plus everyone knows gas stations in the US are required to deliver gasoline into glass containers and sell se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 27, 10:33pm

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