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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: Seam Sealing Polyester
Seam Grip will seal much better and last longer. The tube comes with a brush the attaches to the top of the tube. The trick for me is to make sure it isn't applied too thick. Also keep a bucket...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing Polyester
April 27, 11:07pm

I use Ruta Locura poles too
I use two .600" diameter Ruta Locura poles with my Trailstar. One is a 4-section pole that is 48" long. Weighs a little over 3.5 ounces. The other is a 4-section .600" diameter pole ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Recommendations for Duomid pole
April 27, 10:55pm

Re: Re: Seam seal mix
"It's sarcasm Franco." No, can't be. He's my JMT Pencil Buddy. Plus everyone knows gas stations in the US are required to deliver gasoline into glass containers and sell se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam seal mix
April 27, 10:33pm

Re: no brainer
"Is the administration normally this uncommunicative?" Yes, Obama hasn't answered a single letter in 7 years. Maybe I'll send a nice letter and see if that works.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 27, 10:28pm

Re: New advice on a good car camping stove for one
I have heard it is cheaper to just buy new ones than re-certify unless you have big tanks. We had two 40lb tanks on our old camper and the new one has two 30 lb tanks. Standard BBQ tanks are 20 lb ...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 10:15pm

Re: New advice on a good car camping stove for one
Your best bet is a white gas Coleman two burner with the adapter Paul mentioned. They work well with the adapter. I just gave 2 of them to my local charity last month. The 16 oz green canisters are...

In GEAR » New advice on a good car camping stove for one
April 27, 7:11pm

Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
Franco, It sounds like it fits you properly. Even though you and Caffin are almost the same height, it doesn't mean your torso lengths are the same. Of course, you that anyway.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 8:40pm

Re: Trail Life Surges
I hope all these don't burn down what is left of our western mountains.

In On the Web » A Walk in the Woods movie - Sept 2nd, 2015
April 23, 6:22pm

Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
"Using an actual Aarn pack, I find near-zero weight on my shoulders" Well, with my old Kelty external frame pack and both my "go to" internal frame packs that have dual 7075-...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 6:19pm

Re: comparison
"Comparing Jansport to the cottage manufacturers is rather unfair considering most of the cottage industries were left out of the survey." Keep in mind this article was written almost ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 6:55am

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