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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
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.popupbackpacker.com
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
I never bring a spare base layer.

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 14, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL Exclusive!
Where's Max? Where's Waldo?

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL Exclusive!
Of course Badfinger sounds like the Beatles. Remember that McCartney made a demo (he overlayed tracks) and made Badfinger do exactly like the demo.

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 9:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Minority Rule & High School
He graduated before I started, but he always showed up at the end of the year athletic banquet. Check out Mike Battle, we was more famous as a high schooler.

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 7:43pm

Re: Minority Rule & High School
Well young Maxwell, Not sure what the high school reference was about, but I was not in high school when Sir Paul wrote that song. I was dealing with blisters from combat boots, playing with an ...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 7:31pm

Re: Repackaging
"I also prefer something with a screw top lid, to avoid the cap popping off." Just a history lesson. 35mm film canisters used to be aluminum with a screw top cap. Plastic replaced thos...

In GEAR » sunscreen packets vs. tube
June 14, 11:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: site redesign
Looks like Doug and I posted within nano seconds of each other. Okay we are splitting hairs over this song, it really isn't important. But the discussion of music IS infininitely more im...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 11:31am

Re: Re: Re: site redesign
Actually, it was written by McCartney for a film starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. McCartney recorded the first demo in 1969, which was before the official break up of the Beatles in 1970. H...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 14, 11:12am

Re: Using a bivy with overbag as a sleep system? Will it work?
Bivys come with several disadvantages, condensation and poor transfer of body evaporation being one. Usually a bivy is a bandaid for an inadequate sleep/shelter system. Years ago many of us used th...

In GEAR » Using a bivy with overbag as a sleep system? Will it work?
June 14, 10:55am

Re: Re: Re: Not necessarily better
So I'm looking at the stitching on these packs and from the little bit I can see it doesn't look very robust. Has anyone taken this on a 2-3 day trio with food, water, and gear? My guess, g...

In GEAR » 35L Ultralight Pack for $30 - First Impressions
June 14, 10:37am

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