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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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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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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

Re: Question for Nick...or anyone else who has used Five Fingers and "flats".
Vibram Five Fingers - I have the KSO model (Keep Stuff Out). You have to try them on in person, and they are hard to put on at first, that is getting your toes where they need to be. Wearing the KS...

In GEAR » Running shoes bad for the joints?
January 14, 11:21am

Re: Groupthink at camp MYOG..
En, Good for you! Sounds like the world is going to beat a path to your door and make you a millionaire!!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Groupthink at camp MYOG..
January 13, 9:10pm

Re: ULA Ohm price increase and option decease?
>> If I'm understanding this, a loaded up Ohm is $175 where a Gossamer Gear Gorilla is $180 plus $30 for hipbelt pockets? Shhhhhh.... ULA just might raise their price to $195.

In GEAR » ULA Ohm price increase and option decease?
January 13, 7:45pm

Re: chop sticks as tent stakes
Are they made out of titanium or wood? Wood probably would break going into the ground, and I bet would break with just a little bit of stress. Perhaps if you burried them sideways, they might... b...

In GEAR » chop sticks as tent stakes
January 13, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 15 - 65% off at
David, It is the black mesh panel on the backpack. GG's site said a small number of their packs had this problem. It is recommended that a new pack be soaked in hot water and then air dried.

In Gear Deals » 15 - 65% off at
January 13, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Re: "If you were seperated from your pack..."
Jack, In a word, No. I value your knowledge and expertise, so don't take the statement wrong. :) At the end of the day, I am done hiking. If I am close to water, I will walk to the source...

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
January 13, 9:59am

Re: Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
I am having a real problem with all of this. After all, this is a lightweight backpacking forum. I don't understand why anyone would need a system to recharge electrical equipment, or why they ...

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 13, 9:54am

Re: scale
I think an accurate scale is the most important piece of "backpacking gear" one can own, and it should be the first piece of equipment to be purchased. I don't know who coined the phr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » weighing my gear
January 13, 9:42am

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