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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: --:WANTED:-- Bay Area G.G.G. Host for 2015 event
You are all overthinking this. Just set it up as a "self-service" get together. Pick a place that has lots of campsites and is not busy in a certain month. Post the weekend date. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
November 03, 10:39pm

Re: The gray days of November
I enjoyed the article. Since I read Paul's blog fairly regularly, I know he is outdoors almost every weekend and several long trips every year. Plus backpacking is not his only passion. He has ...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 03, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
Justin, Filters clog from what I have read - never owned one. The Stripen can break, I have read a lot of bad things about them. As matter of fact I once did a hike with some guys and two Sterip...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 02, 10:27pm

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
The one thing I don't mess around with is water purification. The past few years I have been using CLO2 tablets and I always wait 4 hours. Yes, sometimes I have to carry more water than I would...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 02, 9:55pm

Re: Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
I have been hiking in minimalist shoes for years -- by minimalist I mean sub 5 ounce cross country racing flats. No problem in Rocky terrain to include lava fields. Two downsides to these shoes (1)...

In GEAR » Minimal running shoes used for backpacking
November 02, 8:36pm

Re: Re: GoLite
They moved away from their core competency.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 29, 12:35am

Re: backcountry coffee
Of course I don't take the whole jar. I'm not a coffee snob. Heck I even like instant oatmeal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 12:21am

7a
To keep your chocolate from melting in your pack during the day, wrap your down insulation around it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 29, 12:12am

Re: Re: Whaa? "Aluminized cuben" ?
"Just wanted to drop-in really quick and let you know that I will be testing out an aluminized cuben fiber shelter next month throughout Death Valley and the Mojave Desert." I spend co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
October 28, 11:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Whaa? "Aluminized cuben" ?
It sounds like the aluminum is sandwiched between other layers, so lamination may not be a problem.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
October 28, 11:03pm

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