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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
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Eureka
For years I have been using a Caldera GVP Esbit kit. Sometimes I use a LiteTrail Esbit set-up. Both weigh around 3 ounces with everything except the fuel. So... I have not spent any time resear...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 31, 10:12pm

Re: Sierra Nevada Summer Backpacking Solo Gear List, base weight 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg).
Jim, First thing - is the Tri-Ti going to be allowed in all areas where you are going? If it is, wouldn't Esbit be lighter than alcohol for 1 week (stove & fuel)? I always use a wind ...

In Gear Lists » Sierra Nevada Summer Backpacking Solo Gear List, base weight 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg).
May 31, 10:05pm

Re: caffeine pills instead of coffee?
I learned a long time ago that one needs a good breakfast to start of the day. I also have learned there is nothing better than staying in your sleeping bag on a cold morning while eating breakfast...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
May 31, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks for the questions!
Terran, Give the guy a break. He provided the manufacturing details on his KickStarter page. I think the OP has more experience in this area than any of us, you may want to read his resume too.

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 26, 8:22am

Re: BIg Rattle Snake
So how did it taste? And don't tell us it tasted like chicken :-)

In Photo Gallery » BIg Rattle Snake
May 25, 7:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
"t don't think anybody's being rude." You don't find this rude? "And I for one think you have taken up enough 'band width' here at BPL and wish you would go...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 12:03pm

Re: Re: RE: Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
"If he HAD been successful with this or his previous tents, how many are available right now? (This smacks of fraud if there is only one available...why try to market it?)" Of course i...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 10:33am

Re: Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
If your 10-11 day trip has little sun, then the solar panel will not do you any good. You would need to carry enough battery storage to meet your needs, so... just bring the batteries.

In GEAR » Solar Charger/Battery Combo for keeping a GoPro Camera working
May 25, 10:18am

Re: high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
Jennifer, I wonder why you would want these. Unneeded extra weight and possibly more cumbersome to walk in, IMO. Seems to me that if one's feet are in good hiking shape, which means hiking a...

In GEAR » high cushion shoes...trail opinions?
May 25, 10:13am

Re: iPhone?
"An iPhone is the current equivalent to the Box Brownie or Instamatic of previous generations." Ha! I used a Box camera and an Instamatic in my early backpacking days. Pictures were ok...

In Photography » iPhone?
May 25, 10:10am

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