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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: Solo shelter options
Aaron, Some food for thought... First of all, there are some really light weight sectional poles you can use in lieu of trekking poles. Check of GG, MLD, TarpTent, etc. I have a Wild Oasis...

In GEAR » Solo shelter options
January 15, 1:17am

Re: Regional Forums
I like the simplicity of BPL Forums, and the fact I am not overwhelmed by the number of 'special interest' forums. I say, lets keep the forums ultra light (pun intended), and not add add...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Regional Forums
January 15, 1:04am

Re: ersatz frame
Robert, I think you asked some excellent questions. To me the best answer is that no single pack is going to be perfect for every trip. On most trips I can get by with my GG Murmur... somewhat s...

In GEAR » What do you think of the Zpacks?
January 15, 1:00am

Re: BPL Improvements
Actually, I like BPL just as it is, except for one item. It is simple and easy to navigate. There are no pesky online adverstisng banners and the such. One thing I would like to see in the "...

In Chaff » BPL Improvements
January 15, 12:49am

Re: Why Did You become a Lifetime Member?
Only for a selfish reason. I enjoy and find value in the resources here. Figured my money would help keep it going.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Did You become a Lifetime Member?
January 15, 12:37am

Re: Who is your daddy and what does he do?
When people ask me this same question, it is hard to explain what I do, or what my company does. I work for a global supplier of "outsourcing" solutions to automtotive manufacturers an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who is your daddy and what does he do?
January 15, 12:29am

Re: Water carrying location in pack
I usually carry one liter in each side pocket and the rest as high and forward as I can. Recently I carried a total of 6 liters on a trip. In the pack I used a 2L bottle and two 1 Liter bottles so ...

In GEAR » Water carrying location in pack
January 14, 4:42pm

Re: Where would you live
I already live where I would like to live. And I telecommute, so life is good. Not too populated and surrounded by the San Jacintos and ranges south, San Bernardinos, Litte San Bernardinos. Not ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where would you live?
January 14, 3:57pm

Re: Canon s90 batteries
I have a Cannon SD1200 IS, with a real view finder and the LCD. I like it. Batteries weigh .6 oz, which is less than 1.7 oz for two AA's. I think the camera can take good pictures, but I am...

In Photography » Recharging Batteries
January 14, 12:55pm

Re: Re: Five Fingers, Flats, and Feet, Oh My!
Sid, I agree with you. But most people here probably do not have the inclination or the time to do 10 miles per day. So, they probably would need to go barefoot more often.

In GEAR » Running shoes bad for the joints?
January 14, 12:51pm

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