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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: Re: Re: Bad form!
"There is no legal or implied "investment" relationship between supplier and distributor." Yep. Almost always there is a contract between the parties. GoLite broke their cont...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
April 14, 1:50pm

Re: Cowboy camping and the bivy

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 13, 9:03pm

Re: GoLite news
Bummer. Is the Tea House still in operation? Been a while since I visited Boulder, I need to plan a trip.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 10, 10:13am

Re: Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
I use a zPacks down hood these days. Edit: That's not me in the picture :) I think it is Mrs. Velasco.

In Winter Hiking » Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
April 10, 10:08am

Re: Seam seal mix
The last seam sealing job I did was a couple years ago on my Trailstar and it has held up fabulously. Below is an excerpt from the post on my blog. Most silicone-based seam sealers are thick...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 09, 11:18pm

Re: GoLite news
They probably won't be selling anything you need. But your local Army-Navy Surplus store going out of business would be bad for you ;) BTW, you know I am complimenting you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 09, 11:03pm

Re: PCT sections a and b mid may
Probably your biggest challenge will be wind (at times). I mostly 'cowboy' camp, so you will be fine. Yes weather in the San Jacintos and other mountains along the way can be fickle. ...

In Gear Lists » PCT sections a and b mid may
April 09, 10:57pm

Re: Groundsheet puncture resistance
I hike mostly in the desert. Clear my site if needed and use a 1/8" foam pad. So far so good over several years with my NeoAir. The past couple of years I have been folding my pad into a small...

In GEAR » Groundsheet puncture resistance
April 09, 10:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Jim, My wife and I already had a camping trip planned somewhere else.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
April 09, 10:06pm

Re: A second act?
So Mr. Klontz's resume is REI store manager, except for a short tenure as a director at GoLite when they went belly up. The article says they were a victim of the economic downturn. No, they we...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 09, 10:03pm

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