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Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
New Member Introduction on 01/26/2009 12:26:52 MST Print View

Hi -

My name is Nick Gatel and live I live in Palm Springs, CA. Been backpacking since the 1960's.

My wife and I do a lot of camping in our tent trailer (about 100 nights a year). Although she likes day hiking and can easily do 15 miles on trails, she has no interest in backpacking.

All my backpacking trips are solo, and often cross-country. I try to avoid people and equip myself accordingly. On weekend trips I do go UL, to cover a reasonable amount of territory. On extended trips, my weight can and does go beyond UL, which is fine depending on the length of trip, conditions, etc.

I did upload my master gear list on BPL (using my Profile page). However, being a new member, I have no idea how one would go about looking at it.

- Nick

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
New Member Intro on 01/26/2009 12:34:30 MST Print View

Your gear list was easy to open and review. Enjoy the site.

Joe Westing
(pedro87) - F
Re: New Member Introduction on 01/26/2009 12:42:30 MST Print View

While in the community section of the website, just look on the right sidebar. Under "Community @ BPL" you should see a link titled "Community Gear Lists." Once you click on that, you will be brought to a page with all the gear lists people have uploaded.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: New Member Introduction on 01/26/2009 12:46:18 MST Print View

Yeah, welcome Nick! You may be new to the forums, but I think you'll fit right in given your gear list. You can access other people's gear lists (if they have them) by simply clicking on their name next to their posts.

Color me extremely jealous of how many nights a year you're able to spend outside!

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Welcome Nick! on 02/03/2009 13:58:12 MST Print View


It's good to see you on another message board.

Jim White
Semi-lightweight backpacker
Semi-heavyweight popup trailer camper