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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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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

Re: Here's how
Sounds like he has any early iPad and has not updated the operating system. So... Update iOS and try again. However, the 1 can only be updated to 5.1.1

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » iPad help posting pictures
March 17, 7:08pm

Re: Re: QiWiz Titanium Trowel
I measured in grams; trying to be modern. Converts to 0.35274 ounces, which does round up to .4 ounces. So where does all the weight go when rounding up? Is it like a Batman movie where someone ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 17, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Book to read on the sierras
" "My first summer in the Sierra", John Muir. " Yes, that is available for free, online, and it is a quick read. I read it and then wandered around on foot in Yosemite unt...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Book to read on the sierras
March 17, 6:14pm

QiWiz Titanium Trowel
Happy with my original QiWiz. 10 grams (.35 ounces). Usually in stock and shipped/delivered in a couple days. http://www.qiwiz.net/trowels.html

In Make Your Own Gear » Deca Spades
March 17, 6:09pm

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