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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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Buckeye Trail Section Hike
Been doing some sections of the A.T. the past month or so, which explains my absence on BPL. On a plane trip from the east coast to home, I read the BPL book review about Grandma Gatewood's Wal...

In Post-Trip Reports » Buckeye Trail Section Hike
June 24, 9:42pm

Re: UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
Ah, the continuing, futile great conversation for the holy grail. A conversation consuming a lot of time and effort that could be better spent by just walking in the wilderness instead. BTW...

In GEAR » UL rainjacket with good breathability chat
June 04, 5:44am

Re: Re: Re: Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
Well the spiny seat thought is deflating. I thought it was some sort of mystical desert aureola.

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 9:45pm

Re: HeelBone spur
Drusilla - No advice from me unless you need a car fixed. Hope you get well soon and can finish you hike. Good luck!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heel Bone spurs
June 03, 9:33pm

Re: Re: Cable
Apple devices don't play well with all cables. (Some other devices either) -- usually the gauge is too thin.

In GEAR » Good Charger Cables for you Tech?
June 03, 9:28pm

Re: Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
I thought we resolved this a while back :) Even if you find a tree or rock there is no reason to lean against them... practice leaning forward I suppose that if one is going to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 9:00pm

Think inside the Box!
About 15 years ago I lived in an 8 foot long tent trailer for two years. I was working full time and had to call on clients 4 days a week all over Arizona and California. Plus I had to wear a suit ...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 01, 8:25pm

Re: The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
Hey - your pictures are sideways and somewhat difficult to view. Had to turn my monitor sideways to view ;) Every once in a while I attach a shoulder pocket to my pack to carry small frequently ...

In GEAR » The ultimate shoulder strap water carry system
May 30, 7:56am

Re: Lighter Options
Eli, I have never used a hydration "system" so I really can't say much about their benefits versus just bottles. I have never used a filter either. Normally I use 1L Platys @ .9 ou...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 30, 7:39am

Re: Lighter options
SHELTER Many lighter options. Many have done the PCT with a simple tarp. HYDRATION You can get by with recycled water or Gatorade bottles. I would ditch the filter & components and use Aqu...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 29, 10:21pm

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