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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: This ain't Pizza
Cesar has been trying really hard to make a serious attempt at something he thinks should be considered. Let's give him credit and applaud the effort. The guy hikes a lot and posts some pretty ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 8:21pm

Bingo! We have a winner!
"I guess I could just forgo shelters all together, but then I feel like I will miss out on a social aspect of the trail." Good plan all around, IMO.

In GEAR » Durability of OPsacks?
January 08, 8:15pm

Re: Re: Cesar
"giggle... the SUL/XUL classifications were added by me." LOL.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 7:52pm

Re: Question for fellow side sleepers
Many quilt users prefer a full sleeping bag for colder weather, let's say around 20F. I like quilts, but was hesitant at first. I bought a used synthetic quilt here on BPL years ago, that wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 08, 3:32pm

Re: consensus
I do XUL, SUL, UL, and LW. None of them define me. There is no better pizza than my lovely wife's Campground Baby Q Pizza, baked in a Weber brand Baby Q Grill!! It is a Friday night camping ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 2:39pm

Re: The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
I don't understand why anyone would want to sleep on one of those platform thingies. Is it required by law?

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 08, 2:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Feeling safe and secure
Often relationships require compromises. If my wife enjoyed exactly the same things as me, the marriage might get boring. She will never, ever be willing to sleep on the ground. She is thrilled to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
January 08, 9:57am

Re: Best ABC watch for off trail travels
"Obviously the compass part of watch is not necessary but typically are part of these style watches." I just use the squiggly lines on my map to determine the altitude. ;)

In GEAR » Best ABC watch for off trail travels
January 07, 2:52pm

Re: Link to video
Fantastic!

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
January 07, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: How to Blog?
Kat, WordPress is pretty flexible. You can make it look like a typical website, even though it is blog software. You can get free "Plug-ins" and "Widgets" to enhance your ...

In Other Activities » How to Blog?
January 07, 12:38pm

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