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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: This picture made me go lightweight
We don't know if that is how he always carries the pack, or if it was just a temporary thing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This picture made me go lightweight
June 08, 3:50pm

Re: Re: Re re Railriders
Rick, I can deal with the BPL pants, although the light color are see through when they get wet. The shirt, I cannot handle at all. It works okay in cooler weather, but the BPL Merino Hoody p...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 3:49pm

Re: What volume pot for 1 person in the winter?
Matt, I will defer to James and others on winter snow melting. I have done a lot of it, because I am older than most people here, but am far from an expert. In my experience, I have had to me...

In Gear Lists » Beginner needs gear list advice on solo PCT section hike
June 08, 3:44pm

Peter, you are forcing me to take an unplanned trip in the area this summer. It has been a while since I was on the JMT, due to the hordes, but I am beginning to realise how much I enjoy it up ther...

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
June 08, 1:59pm

Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
In a recent thread, there was a lot of discussion about keeping warm in cold weather and the importance of not losing heat from the head. I don't anticipate weather below 20F, and have a WM ...

In GEAR » Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
June 08, 1:51pm

Re: FS: Marmot Atom
I have the identical bag, but rarely use it since I have bought a quilt. However it is a really nice piece of equipment for someone looking for a bag in this temperature rating and price.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Atom
June 08, 1:23pm

Re: Hip belts
Good point. I suggest you do your research and then order a couple of packs from manufacturers who will let you return an unused one. GG, ULA, SMD, MLD and others are good about this, unless it is ...

In GEAR » torso length question
June 08, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Reading glasses
I used to carry readers instead of my prescription glasses. I found a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with a reader bifocal. This is what I use now. The sunglasses are expensive, but the most comfortab...

In GEAR » Reading glasses
June 08, 12:46pm

Re: Beginner needs gear list advice
Matthew, Since you stated that you are new to backpacking, but not the outdoors, you don't want to go too light without experience with some items. UL inferes experience with lightweight gea...

In Gear Lists » Beginner needs gear list advice on solo PCT section hike
June 08, 12:38pm

Re: torso length question
Monty is right about the hip belt on light packs. If I carry only 2L of water and minimum food with my GG Murmur, I take the belt off. If I am carrying more water and food and the total weight gets...

In GEAR » torso length question
June 08, 12:26pm

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