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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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Hiking with USFS Maps Only
In the thread about Luke Schmidt’s: Bob Wilderness trip, Luke asked me this question, “Nick I'm glad you enjoyed it. Your comment makes me think FS maps used to be the standard. Is that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 05, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
No harm no foul on anyone's part. Maybe I won't wash my down this weekend and go into the desert instead. It is wonderful this time of year.

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 9:14pm

Re: Packrafting without a Good Map
Enjoyed the article. Good job on working with a Forest Service map. I like that people can still do that.

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 04, 9:11pm

Re: Anza Borrego in mid-November
There are few trails in Anza Borrego. It is mostly cross country hiking. Usually in November the only water is along Coyote Creek. Check with the rangers for current conditions. If you click the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 04, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
Tom, I would never throw disparaging remarks towards you. Sorry if it sounded like that. I enjoy Mag's writing and his constant efforts to balance work/home responsibilities with his desi...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New: Arch Support Question
"What would you consider the best references to publications with controlled studies demonstrating efficacy of exercises to build foot muscles? Best exercises that are practical for doing ones...

In GEAR » Yet another shoe question
November 04, 6:52pm

Re: Re: --:WANTED:-- Bay Area G.G.G. Host for 2015 event
I am dis-inclinded to do any group gatherings or trips. Call me anti-social. However, the "self service" rally is pretty common on some camper forums. One person just starts the thread...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
November 04, 1:31pm

Re: Re: VBL
It might be good for all to closely read the 3 part series. I rarely use anything WBP/GoreTex, but in winter in the right conditions I have used Will's system with good success. I realize I don...

In Winter Hiking » goretex socks vs overboots
November 04, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
"Hi Nick > I once did a hike with some guys and two Steripens wouldn't work! But why wouldn't they? User error may be?" Don't know, I sure couldn't tell them how...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 10:53pm

Re: goretex socks vs overboots
If you haven't read Will R's 3 part series on winter footwear, it will probably help you decide what is best.

In Winter Hiking » goretex socks vs overboots
November 03, 10:41pm

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