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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: 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

Re: Re: GGG/SOCAL 2015
Jim, Sorry to hear about things on the work side of life. Hopefully you'll find a great job soon.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
April 09, 6:40pm

Re: Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
A larger tarp is usually lighter than a smaller tarp + a bivy, assuming something light like Cuben Tech. As noted earlier, bivy not needed with a larger, properly pitched tarp. Most sleeping b...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
April 09, 10:05am

Re: Re: 5-10-15-20
Good idea, Dave. Lets switch to base 6. And the majority of the population can use it too, just use a fist as the 6th digit and the other hand as the units. I vote the senary system to replace t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
April 08, 12:07am

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