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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
"Seriously, back to Nick's point, if folks followed the CA campfire permit requirement of clearing combustible out to 5' from the stove, I doubt even an alcohol stove knocked over coul...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 1:04am

Re: Is Cajun Pass a Good Exit Point on the PCT?
When you hit I-15 walk a couple miles west along the surface road (not the freeway) to HWY 138. There at the junction of I-15 & HWY 138 is a Best Western and a couple gas stations. Lots of traf...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Is Cajun Pass a Good Exit Point on the PCT?
May 14, 12:59am

Re: Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
From what I remember, the stated health benefits were kind of nebulous anyway. Not to mention Vibram had a section on their website on how to slowly work into using these shoes, and I think there w...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 14, 12:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: After the forest fires, any photos?
There is little running water anywhere. Note... I do not have an email address, computer, or internet access. I never read this thread. I don't exist.

In Pre-Trip Planning » SoCal, Idyllwild, PCT, Palm Springs, San Bernardino National Forest
May 14, 12:19am

Re: Where would you setup camp in this picture
This is an outstanding thread! The best spot is where the photographer is standing. Plenty of late afternoon and early morning sun. Fantastic views. Not the safest spot though... decisions, deci...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where would you setup camp in this picture
May 14, 12:16am

Re: Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
There is no best tent or shelter option... each has it's pros and cons. For wind shedding ability, the Trailstar is outstanding... but it has its quirks. A quality mid is probably the best opti...

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 14, 12:11am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
I know for sure that campfire permits (stoves and lanterns are included) are required in Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. Last month I was in Shasta-Trinity National Forest and they also require ...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 12:06am

Re: Clothing for desert hiking
I have lived in the lower desert for over 30 years and have a dark complexion. For me I wear a loose knit t-shirt (or no shirt so I can work on my tan) and Patagonia Baggies with the liner cut out....

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 13, 11:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
Bob, you maybe be right about National Parks in California -- if so I have been carrying a lot of extra weight in JTNP. The CalFire website infers they are required. To my knowledge they are requir...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 13, 11:34pm

Re: Re: Initial reactions to the Fusion
Will those water bottle pockets hold a Platy?

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
May 13, 11:22pm

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