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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: The trail runners
Opps... double post.

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 2:39am

Re: Re: Does fuel expire?
Roger, So these cartridges are okay? They are 25 years old. I think I have the last 6 GAZ GT106 cartridges left in North America. Cartridges weight 5.7 oz and contain 3 1/8 oz of fuel. ...

In GEAR » Does fuel expire?
February 24, 2:18am

Re: New to BPL - gear list help
Jeffry, Okay, lets keep in mind that cost is important. Oh and your big 3 is BIG. The most expensive thing with be a sleeping bag or quilt. Might help to know exactly when and where in the summe...

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 1:46am

Re: math problem
Scott, Maybe the weight is calculated differently, and .8 OSY does not really weigh .8 oz per square yard. But assuming it does, I did the calculation using grams per sq meter, and I came up wit...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 24, 12:15am

Re: Recommended Primitive Survival Course
Gee, the Air Force gave me one for free, plus my monthly pay. :) A lot of the items you mentioned can be self taught with a little practice. If no one comes up with something that peaks your int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 24, 12:05am

Re: Re: "tarp for the beginner tarp camper"
+1 big, cheap 8x10 silnylon tarp. Jardine is/was right. Ditto.

In GEAR » tarp for the beginner tarp camper
February 23, 11:59pm

Ken, I would cut Chris some slack. Sounds like he thought you meant the back panel of the pack, not the padded backpanel. I bet you had said the foam pad has a kink, he would have just sent one.

In GEAR » ULA Camino
February 23, 11:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Newbie list/ Summer /weekend MI
Matt, My opinions on "hot to the back." Depending on the conditions, you are going to sweat at times. And it is just part of the sport, like many other sports. I don't worry about ...

In Gear Lists » Newbie list/ Summer /weekend MI
February 23, 11:51pm

Re: Re: Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
Bottom line is that we are concerned about weight, we just have to get off our butts and exercise. And exercise does as much for our brains as it does for our bodies. Not rocket science.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lighten Your Heaviest Gear: You!
February 23, 12:38pm

Re: Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
"In all seriousness, how many of you find that 260 bucks is worth 5 ounces of tarp?" Buy itself maybe questionable. However as part of a total gear list the ounce savings add up. Sub 1...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 23, 12:34pm

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