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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: How do you pack a frameless pack?
When I have a base weight under 10lbs, I pack in the order I need items. Not worried about heavier items at the top, because there are no heavy items, other than water and food. All my UL packs ...

In GEAR » How do you pack a frameless pack?
June 08, 10:05am

Re: RailRiders
Sid, I don't have the Regulator, but own several other RR products. It is made from the same material as their other shirts, so it is not going to work as a windshirt. Zipping the side vents...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 9:56am

Re: MSR Titan Mini Cookset: lid for 1L pot
Aluminum foil works on just about any pot.

In GEAR » MSR Titan Mini Cookset: lid for 1L pot
June 08, 9:24am

UL Creatures
This week's hike. First time my wife did not freak-out when seeing a snake. Of course she always spots them before me.

In Photo Gallery » UL Creatures
June 07, 10:08pm

Re: Re: Minimum Air Temps on JMT in Late Sept
>> I would expect the nights to be below freezing. I typically have planned to be comfortable in the 20s F, safe to 0F, and prepped for a moderate amount of snow. Excellent advice. Jul 31 ...

In GEAR » Minimum Air Temps on JMT in Late Sept
June 07, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Why do women prefer a tent?
Lynn, You nailed it!! :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why do women prefer a tent?
June 07, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Thorofare zip offs
>> I loved my thorofare's in the winter, I haven't worn them in the heat. That bad huh? IMO, worse. Go for the Rail Riders Eco Mesh or Mountain Hardwear Canyon pants. Those are...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 07, 6:19pm

Re: Sandals
Most sandals weigh more than trail runners. I find that my feet slide around in flip-flops if my feet get wet. I don't know what model of five-fingers are being worn with the hurache sandles, b...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
June 07, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Asics Piranha SP
>> Nick - how many miles can I expect to get out of one of those lightweight models? I can report these were fantastic and not so fantastic. They are like walking on air. Did 60+ miles ...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
June 07, 6:06pm

Re: Pant Options
What kind of weather are you expecting? Do you sunburn easily? If high temperatures are around 60F, then I wear REI Mistral Pants (Scholler meterial). A little warmer, Mountain Hardwear Canyo...

In GEAR » Pant Options
June 05, 1:42pm

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