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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: Re: uses for a knife
Don, I'm with you. I have never needed a knife. A small blade like a razor, dermasafe or SAK Classic is more than adequate. I did carry a Buck knife in the 70's to clean trout. Earlier t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 19, 7:00pm

Re: dividends
Got mine today. $24 for some gear I bought my son.

In Gear Deals » REI Dividend
March 19, 6:49pm

Re: Knee Pads.
I always sit. No back rest? Just cross your legs. If you get tired, lean forward a little bit.

In GEAR » Knee Pads.
March 18, 11:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
"That 100gal fresh water tank is ridiculous!" That was the biggest selling point for me. We can be self contained for 2 weeks.

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 18, 4:22pm

Critical Success Factors
Since you started another thread regarding your gear list, this is probably a good time to direct you to the two most important gear threads ever on BPL. Which Pencil for the JMT? A Pencil fo...

In Other Activities » Because I like you!
March 18, 12:28pm

Re: Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
I had one of those Eureka Timberline tents for car camping when my kids were little. Great shelter at a reasonable price. "But... I met a girl!" LOL. That can change your life a lot...

In GEAR » Cheap Tents: Philosophy, Review, and Raw Emotion
March 18, 10:13am

Re: WM Innovation
In case everyone didn't get the email, quilts are a niche market. If I was WM, I wouldn't enter that market either. What innovations are to be had for sleeping bags/quilts? First would b...

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
March 18, 1:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Training Hikes
"Besides, I didn't think you were watching them, except for ones out by Palm Springs." Yes, your are correct. I don't go up where you were much these days. Too many people and ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 18, 1:09am

Re: Re: Training Hikes
"We were surprised that they let us across the border between Northern California and Southern California." Bob, I thought we had made an agreement several years ago... "Nick, ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » San Gabriel Valley folks, what are your favorite training hikes?
March 18, 12:52am

Re: 2014 Gear List
This thread is not starting out well. First... to the OP. Good to see your last post with a little more information. But... what are you seeking from the community in regards to your gear? Ar...

In Gear Lists » 2014 Gear List
March 18, 12:45am

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