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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: Sunday Afternoon Shades
Dan, Do you need glasses just to read? I do. I have a pair of Maui Jim bifocal sunglasses. The lower section is not perscription, but reader maginfying type. The work well for me and I can l...

In GEAR » Sunday Afternoon Shades
January 07, 11:10pm

Re: Re: Paleolithic food for long distance hikes
>> With that diet, don't you have to club your own food? Nah, Ryan Jordan recently reviewed the tool needed. :) Sorry, I couldn't resist. Lets not go crazy over the comment... P...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleolithic food for long distance hikes
January 07, 10:00pm

Re: Great report
>> I think the guys at Gossamer gear owe you a special treat for using alot of there gear. :) Peter, I know your comment was "tongue in cheek." Thanks for the kind words. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 9:57pm

Re: Re: 4 day loop at Lake Mead
Jang-Tian, Very little water in the desert, unlike you River Tracing trip where it looks like there is too much water :) ----------------------------------------------------- And before an...

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 7:35pm

Re: Another sign of Big Horn Sheep
James, I do a lot of desert hiking and the sheep are elusive. I saw a total of 9 of them on this trip. I was jazzed!! Saw a lot of these coffee beans too :)

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 6:20pm

Re: River tracing and hot spring in Taiwan
Jang-Tian, Wow, that is some beautiful scenery. Looked like all had a wonderful time.

In Post-Trip Reports » River tracing and hot spring in Taiwan
January 07, 11:46am

Black Diamond Crampon Bag
I have been using this at 5.5 oz. But now you all have got me to thinking about this. I shall watch this thread with interest.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » lightweight crampon bag
January 07, 11:42am

Re: Re: Any more thoughts?
Well lets see... Seems like the average BPL here has several packs, sleep systems, tents, etc, etc. That would probably equate to a house with several TVs, Stereos, Refrigerators, etc... :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A lightweight life.
January 06, 3:52pm

Re: Need Advice, Trip Report Gone Mad
Tony, First of all... with all that mileage, where did you find time for all the pictures :) Although the report is long, I didn't mind going through it all at once. I know how tedius it ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Need Advice, Trip Report Gone Mad
January 06, 3:46pm

Re: light pack/ heavy load/ backpain
Rick, Maybe posting your gear list will help. But it sounds like too much weight for the structure of the pack. Or maybe you strained your back doing something else? With lighter loads you ca...

In GEAR » light pack/ heavy load/ backpain
January 06, 9:34am

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