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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: Mapping Software for a Mac ?
I am using two Thunder Bolt monitors with my MB Pro. This allows for many desktops on each monitor whether they be Windows or Mac or both. To switch desktops I just swipe with my Magic Mouse or Tra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
January 04, 3:30pm

Re: I'm converted to light wieght
Typical of these kinds of threads, everyone is going to chime in with their favorite pieces of gear. The key to really lightening up your kit is to get rid of everything you truly don't need...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 04, 3:07pm

Re: Winter Pack
This one does everything you are asking for. McHale LBP36 with P&G

In Winter Hiking » Design THE perfect light winter backpack
January 03, 11:08pm

Re: Re: No!
"Maybe I'm missing the sarcasm here but this strikes me as a terrible idea if your goal is to secure preservation. In doing this you completely disassociate any inherent vale that conse...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
January 03, 11:03pm

Re: Mapping Software for a Mac ?
I bought a MacBook Pro last year. But I needed to use Excel for Windows (I build Excel for Windows VBA applications and the object model is a little different than Excel for Mac), and Quicken for W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
January 03, 10:40pm

Re: Old Guys Backpacking
I'm not old yet. But a NeoAir that is under 16 ounces has trumped 4 ounce foam pads the past couple of years.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 03, 10:31pm

Re: Boise
+1 Boise is wonderful!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 03, 10:23pm

Re: Naughty list....
The Bureau of Reclamation US Army Corp of Engineers Congress pork barrel programs Stove "experts" who demonstrate stoves sitting on duff, dry leaves, wood, dry grass and other fl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
January 03, 10:22pm

Re: Can anyone help a new self published author out?
Matt, I don't want to be negative, so I'll just be straight forward. The book is available in the Kindle version for $0.99 -- pretty inexpensive, and if I thought it might be somewhat in...

In On the Web » Wanna help a new self published author out?
November 18, 9:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
Dave, my main shelter is a Hexamid. I use a dedicated Ruta Locura 4 section carbon fiber pole for it. Same for my TrailStar.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 8:59pm

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