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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: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
"If only a family trip of 5 days, what are the odds this trip will be completed? Less than 10%?" I don't think this is a fair statement. People have done long thru-hikes with littl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
February 26, 8:23pm

Re: Goal Zero USB Smart Adapter
The iPad mini is looking for 5 watt (min) charge rate. Your unit only is putting out 1.5 watts (from a quick spec check). Get a bigger (higher watts/amps) solar panel.

In GEAR » Goal Zero Smart Adapter
February 26, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Windshirt UNDER fleece...put down the kool aid.....
Eric.... I know :) but it works!

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Windshirt UNDER fleece...put down the kool aid.....
umm... wind shirt ain't rain gear. And sometimes insulation over windshirt works really, really well. Not for all situations. Mix and match. Think outside the burrito. See that really...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:02pm

Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
How important are ALL four components? We can't have everything at the same time -- or you can't have your cake and eat it too :) For me (1)breathability and then(2)durable are most...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 25, 8:50pm

Re: New gear list, nothing fancy
If you do enough trips with only a poncho/tarp and no bivy, you will eventually be in weather with a soaked sleeping bag or quilt. The poncho/tarp is just too small. When you move to 8' X 10...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 25, 8:28pm

Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
Jeremy, Your efforts are commendable. In the field, I have found that I want at least a 16 ounce volume pot. It is hard to beat a Caldera Cone system and I find it very durable with 100's...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 25, 8:09pm

Re: Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
WOW!

In Photography » Golden Eagle eating deer that mountain lion killed
February 25, 7:42pm

Re: Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
I am sure many dislike quilts. You might try what I did years ago, buy an inexpensive, light, synthetic quilt here in gear swap. I bought a BPL Cocoon 60 quilt pretty cheap. Only weighs about 12 ou...

In GEAR » Has anyone here switched to a quilt and liked it LESS than a regular sleeping bag?
February 17, 8:37am

Re: "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
Not that heavy to worry about it. My Rail Riders Eco-Mesh pants weigh 10 ounces including the belt. Comfort, function, and durability trump weight.

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 16, 9:44pm

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