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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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Re: Nature and hi-viz
"I like to blend into the scenery with natural colors so the only "hi-viz" apparel I carry is a lightweight blaze orange vest and cap for hunting seasons." +1 Bright color...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 05, 1:41pm

Re: Can't stop changing gear?
Go backpacking more often. You won't have time to think about new gear, and your savings account will grow.

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 8:55am

Re: nice setup w/out wasting $$$
Buying expensive gear that works is not a waste of money, but an investment. Buying cheap gear that works is an investment. Buying expensive or cheap gear that doesn't or doesn't last i...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 27, 6:13am

Re: new gear list
"Nick - Are you saying the Gatewood Cape does not provide enough coverage as a tarp? Or that set-up and take down will get you wet? Seems like enough coverage to me, but yeah, in set-up you wi...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 27, 6:09am

Re: Ads etc
It used to be that the "censor" filter would not allow a post with the word gay in it, although we have found that capitalizing the first letter of a word usually tricks the censor.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
February 26, 9:23pm

Re: So far so good :-)
AA batteries run about 1.5 volts. So you really need a system with 4 AA batteries (6 volts) to push voltage into your 5 volt device. You need more watts. More watts = more weight. There is no f...

In GEAR » Goal Zero Smart Adapter
February 26, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ads are back for Lifetime Member
This is really weird. I am running Windows 7 and Google Chrome and no ads. But another site I visit once in a while has ads, always has. Maybe it has something to do with browser caching, but b...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
February 26, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Death Valley trek
And now you know why I am such a BIG Kickstarter fan/advocate. Besides, reading Buck's Desert Trail trip report is one of the best reads in a long time anyway.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
February 26, 9:07pm

Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
A while back I saw a 16 ounce Coors aluminum bottle. Kind of narrow, but I bet is only weighs 1 ounce or less. Plus it has a screw on cap and it could do double duty as a water bottle... so, you do...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 26, 9:01pm

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

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