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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: Foam pads or not
I put one sock in each shoulder strap on my Murmur, and it is plenty comfortable. I have carried up to 17 lbs in it.

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Video Review
June 01, 3:44pm

Re: Why do women prefer a tent?
Tad, I don't know that it is a fair statement that women prefer a tent. Especially if that person is fairly new to BPing. Also, is seems that a majority of men on BPL prefer a tent too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why do women prefer a tent?
June 01, 3:40pm

Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
> Too bad about the camera...are you going back next weekend to get the photos??? Nah, a lot of work for a few pictures :) I am trying to decide on my next trip. Lately I have been trying ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
June 01, 2:00pm

Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
> I'm constantly surprised by how casually people treat hot weather hiking. It is called Darwinism :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
June 01, 1:55pm

Re: Yosemite, North Rim, May 23-26 2009
Dylan, An excellent adventure!! And few people encountered in Yosemite on a holiday weekend. Yep, sometime you have to make gear concessions to make the ladies happy; but if Momma is happy, e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite, North Rim, May 23-26 2009
June 01, 11:49am

Re: Late to the thread - safety while handling
Bob, I hadn't thought about any danger in handling them. My concern is dropping them before I dump it into the water bottle. Using the scissors on my dinky knife, I cut one of the edges of t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chlorine Dioxide water purification and children
June 01, 10:58am

Re: summer gear list
Brian, I think you have a pretty solid list. Also agree with the other posters, get a lighter pad and another water purification system. Aquamira or Katdyn tabs work great for me.

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear list
June 01, 10:01am

Re: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Video Review
Very nice. I like gnocci too, but not many places serve it these days.

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Video Review
June 01, 12:17am

Re: Simms Solar Sombrero?
Emmett, Some things in life just work well, and the LTM6 is one of them. I live in the desert and have and have owned dozens, upon dozens of hats. The Tilley is the best, hands down. If it...

In GEAR » Simms Solar Sombrero?
May 31, 11:57pm

Re: Summer sleeping... the options?
I bought a BPL UL60 here on Gear Swap a few months ago, and at 12 oz it really works well in warmer temperatures. I bring a Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket @ 6.1 oz for those unforseen cold...

In GEAR » Summer sleeping... the options?
May 31, 11:50pm

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