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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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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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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

Re: Road racing flats
Craig, My son's college cross country team wears Asics. He told me that no one on the team could get a season's racing in one pair of Pirhanas, they wore out. They didn't practice in...

In Other Activities » Road racing flats
March 29, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Caravans/Rv's as a Basecamp
Jim is busting my chops because our families went camping in February and I ran out of propane. I had forgot to refill after camping for a couple weeks in December where the night time temperatures...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Caravans/Rv's as a Basecamp
March 29, 9:15pm

Re: Buy salomon wings sky GTX?
Nicholas, Can you comment on why you need ankle support? Some of us may convince you that ankle support is marketing to get us to buy more expensive, and higher profit margin footwear.

In GEAR » Buy salomon wings sky GTX?
March 29, 7:11pm

Re: Am I ready for Rainier?
Probably not. If you have to ask if you are ready, then no.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Am I ready for Rainier?
March 29, 7:05pm

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