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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
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: Re: The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
"My copy of The Thousand Mile Summer lists 1964 as the original publication date." Matt, That could very well be the publication date. I am 3,000 miles from home and cannot check my...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 10, 7:41pm

Re: MLD Proto at SoCal GGG
"so I'll bring my JMT pencil and onionskin notebook to record your ideas!" I don't do groups or collaborate. But, that looks interesting. Almost makes me want to cancel my plan...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 10, 7:28pm

Re: The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
Dave C said, "Beyond RayWay the trail gets very diffuse, and the print evidence even thinner. That '82 Backpacker article is about the only thing I could dig up from that decade. It wou...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 09, 9:27pm

Re: LIST: SUL in Everest-like weather possible?
Conditions: Extreme winter, heavy wind around 100ph, temps -5F to 25F, windchill -50 to -75f at times Altitude: 6000ft Length:1-2 days "Overnights below treeline in non-windy spots" ...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
April 09, 8:54pm

Re: Joshua Tree Coxcomb Mountains Backcountry
Nice. The Coxcomb's are one of my favorite places. Close to home and almost guaranteed to not see other folks there.

In Post-Trip Reports » Joshua Tree Coxcomb Mountains Backcountry
April 09, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Yep
"My concern is that Kindle format is what we called a 'closed' format, as opposed to 'open' formats like PDF or even TXT. History shows that closed systems always die out when ...

In Gear Deals » Hijacked by Pencils
April 09, 8:38pm

Re: Backpacking solo
I think there are 3 kinds of people. 1) Those who, when they started backpacking, thought. "Wow, this is fun and would be more fun if I went alone." These folks might be like me. We ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 09, 8:25pm

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

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