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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: 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

Re: TT Sublite awning
> BTW, I would be happier if I was getting younger, but that option will not be available for a while. Franco, it is just a state of mind. I will hit 60 next year, and it is no big deal. I ca...

In GEAR » TT Sublite awning
June 05, 12:50am

Re: looking for a lighter down jacket
> but am looking for a lighter down jacket for hiking, skiing, and dry weather trips. I have two favorite light down jackets: Patagonia Down Sweater (L) at 11.7 oz Montbell Extremely Li...

In GEAR » Montbell down Jackets?
June 05, 12:37am

Re: TT Sublite awning
Happy Birthday!! So...why does the tent need an awning?

In GEAR » TT Sublite awning
June 04, 11:10pm

Re: Braided mason's line
Nice metaphor! So the answer is they are strong enough?

In GEAR » super UL guylines?
June 04, 1:12pm

Re: Caldera cone efficiency across different pot types
Dave, I wonder if we are sometimes splitting hairs when looking at efficiency. I have two cones, on with a SP Mini Solo and one with a Foster Keg. What is more important to me is that I can s...

In GEAR » Caldera cone efficiency across different pot types
June 04, 9:24am

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