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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: Pot halfway out?
I've been using a Trail Deigns GVP for several years now. I had to replace the original Fosters pot once due a pin hole leak in the middle ridge. This pot was one of the earlier ones, before TD...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 07, 3:59pm

Everyone missed this benefit
I do a lot of cross country travel. Normally a map is all I need and the compass usually stays in my pack. Unless one is orienting, a compass isn't normally an item that needs to be used often....

In GEAR » Compass Caddy on Kickstarter -- anyone seen this?
June 07, 9:28am

Re: camera minimal are you comfortable going?
Jennifer, My wife bought me an m1 in 2012. I soon stopped using the leather case she also bought. I did add leatherette appliqu├ęs to the front so it is less slippery. I also added a Sony screen...

In GEAR » camera minimal are you comfortable going?
June 07, 9:19am

Re: Re: MSR Hate
In bad weather I use my stoves inside my shelters, and ensure there is ventilation. In the U.S. the OSHA standard for CO in a confined space is 50 ppm for up to 8 hours. 1000-1200 ppm is totall...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 07, 7:58am

Re: External Frame Backpack
You can probably get one of these on eBay for under $100. They last too. I bought this one in 1971. I upgraded the belt when I bought it. Had to replace the shoulder straps about 4 years ago.

In GEAR » External Frame Backpack
June 06, 10:23pm

Re: American Sniper pop up ad
Sounds like you need to watch the movie.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » American Sniper pop up ad
June 06, 8:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Mike - hats off to you my friend
The 'fall of the Niagara' was a major bummer for us.That campsite is awesome. Can't get the new camper up the dirt road :(

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 06, 7:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Mike - hats off to you my friend
Not "living the life" this weekend. Been grounded by the Household CEO. Actually, she didn't ground me, she is going to buy a new car. If I don't go with her she is likely to ...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 06, 12:24pm

Re: almost SUL . . .
Here is the thing about foam pads and getting older -- at least for me. I have to get my body into shape to use a foam pad. If I am going to be out for more than 4 nights, by the 4th night I am...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 06, 11:46am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Almost SUL . . .
"Find soft campsites and lose that Half pound "brick" of a Neo Air. An entire half pound for one item, since you have the NightLite in the list with the Neo Air, you lose the hal...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 06, 9:45am

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