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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: 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

Re: Other trails around Trial of a Hundred Giants?
Kevin, Trail of a Hundred Giants is a Walmart Parking Lot on holidays. But it is worth a stop by in you are in the area. There are several other Sequoia Groves in the area too. Here is what I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Other trails around Trial of a Hundred Giants?
June 04, 2:11am

Re: super UL guylines?
> Next time I will forget that I am a man and just ask for it... Usually it is in the section by the bricks that has all the tools like trowels. It is usually yellow or orange. Real men don...

In GEAR » super UL guylines?
June 04, 1:49am

Re: RE:TRT Gear List
Aaron, For me the lower limit of the BPL UL60 is 50F with a down jacket. I have a Nunatek Arc Specialist for anything colder to about freezing. Below that to 20F, I have WM ultralight. ...

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
June 04, 1:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Summer sleeping... the options?
Jim, I can't remember where I got, but it had to be from someone like REI, Campmor or OR PS50

In GEAR » Summer sleeping... the options?
June 04, 1:33am

Re: tent
I usually hike in areas with little precipitation. Also, few bugs most of the time. When there are bugs, they don't bother me much, especially with a little DEET. Been sleeping in the deserts a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why do women prefer a tent?
June 03, 3:21pm

Re: Gatewood Cape Extreme
I have used mine in light snow. Conensation is an issue, and I use a bivy. Best to keep the door slightly opened if possible. This is not a failure of the shelter, but a characteristic of the mater...

In GEAR » Compare SMD Shelters
June 03, 2:44pm

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