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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: What frameless backpack to buy??
I would finialize your list first (as much as possible). Then determine what your total weight will be (including food, water, and consumables). At this point you can really determine if a frameles...

In GEAR » What frameless backpack to buy??
April 04, 1:02am

Re: Rate Your Hiking Ability
52% also. But I probably got 50 pts for being an old fart; and have more than 40 years since 1st overnight trip and current age. I guess if you can last this long, one must have some ability or 9 l...

In On the Web » Rate Your Hiking Ability
April 04, 12:56am

Re: Baseball?
Tom - Even though you are partial to pitchers, you made a mistake in your list of players "I got to see..." I would have started with Kaline! What a ball player!! I got to see Koufa...

In Chaff » Baseball?
April 03, 3:58pm

Re: SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
Ryan, I have a Wild Oasis, same size as the Gatewood, but not a poncho. I am 5'11' and it is kind of claustraphopic inside. I have gone back to a poncho tarp (GoLite silnylon) and bivy. ...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Users?
April 03, 3:50pm

Re: Baseball?
I used to love baseball. Starting in 1959 when the Dodgers arrived in LA, and 1961 when the Angeles were the AL expansion team; I attended hundreds of games during the '60s. You name a major st...

In Chaff » Baseball?
April 02, 10:26pm

Re: Biodegradable
Jim, That was a given on my part. That is why I mentioned Ivory, which I have read (but not verified) is biodegradible.

In GEAR » no Bronner's
April 02, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Broners Alternative
Campsuds is a option. How about a small unscented hotel bar of soap? Or cut up a bar of Ivory soap. I find Bronners works for me.

In GEAR » no Bronner's
April 02, 2:30pm

Re: The Effectiveness of Stays/frame
H - Thanks for the links. I had read both of them a while back, but it is always good to refresh one's brain. Nice quote from Roger too :) "There is a group of fanatics in America w...

In GEAR » The Effectiveness of Stays
April 01, 2:21am

Re: The Effectiveness of Stays
Lynn, I resemble that remark :)

In GEAR » The Effectiveness of Stays
March 31, 2:07pm

Re: Are 20 mile days possible?
Yes they are possible, and it is not necessarily dependant upon great physical conditioning. It is dependent upon managing a reasonably 'light' load. Going light is not necessarily the key....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are 20 mile days possible?
March 30, 10:32pm

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