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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: Re: Are Nunataks good or just lack of competition?
Yes. And better yet, they are often custom made. I called not knowing what would be best. Tom asked a lot of questions, then offered a solution, explaining why he thought it was the best option....

In GEAR » Are Nunataks good or just lack of competition?
December 11, 3:28pm

Re: trying to understand backpacking light
Perhaps a read of Ryan Jordan's "Lightweight Backpacking and Camping" or Ray Jardine's "Trail Life" (among others) would be a good read for the original poster.

In Gear Lists » trying to understand backpacking light
December 11, 3:16pm

re: fish "hunting"
Most areas forbid this. And more and more land managers are limiting the methods allowed using conventional fishing tackle.

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 11, 3:13pm

Re Survey
BPL has a wide mission statement. And Backpacking has a pretty precise definition for each of us; from our own perspective. So there is usually going to be a diverse opinion from each person. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » SURVEY: Ultralight Hunting at Backpacking Light
December 11, 3:09pm

Re: Winos of the world, your help is needed!
> What's the deal with the Platypus wine bladders? They are colored so you don't boil your Sauvignon blanc and pour it into your Mountain House Mac & Cheese.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Winos of the world, your help is needed!
December 09, 11:09pm

Re: Re: Pants - BPL Thorofare v. Montbell Stretch Windpants & others
Gosh, I sure have different experiences. The Thorofare clothes (shirts & pants), just make me sweat profusely. I find the Rail Rider Adventure Shirt and Eco-mesh pants to be the perfect set-up ...

In GEAR » Pants - BPL Thorofare v. Montbell Stretch Windpants & others
December 09, 6:51pm

Re: Re: ULA Ohm and Torso length
My son is 6'3" and I am 5'11" and we both have size M torso's. The large Ohm was too big for both of us.

In GEAR » ULA Ohm and Torso length
December 08, 12:31am

Best of 2009
1. GG Murmur 2. Nunatak Arc Specialist 3. GG Mariposa Plus - only used it once so far, but looks like it will be the pack to use if I can't get it all into the murmur.

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 07, 8:04pm

Re: unwritten rules
I backpack alone. No buddies is the rule.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unwritten Rules of Backpacking with Buddies
December 07, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Fishing-best choice?
Tom, Back in the day... you mean the days before back country permits and hordes of people? Like hiking up Whitney with no permit required? Yep. When I was young and had no responsibilities o...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 06, 6:01pm

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