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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: wilderness
Recently I hit a milestone - 50 years since my first backpacking trip. During those 50 years very little good has happened to our wild places, other than we have added a lot of official Wilderness ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 9:32pm

Re: Re: maps
Kiel, Those side canyons are really great hiking. Very few people. Maybe Sheep or Salvadore and then to Alder and back would be a good tune-up for a hike starting at Borrego Palm. Borrego Palm t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 09, 9:01pm

Re: Possible itinerary
You'll like the hike from Alcoholic Pass through Rockhouse Canyon, although I would take Butler Canyon to Jackass Flat because I plain love to hike Butler. The most difficult route finding will...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 09, 8:57pm

No!
Some thoughts on mountain bikes. The case against trails. Technology might be killing wilderness. We treat our wild places as if the are a playground for spoiled children, which many peopl...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 09, 9:59am

Re: shelter center pole
0.60 at http://www.rutalocura.com/Tent_Poles.html

In GEAR » shelter center pole
November 09, 9:40am

Re: Re: Should I just stop worrying about the Greenland I bought?
Roger, The voice of reason. Simple solution. Good advice.

In GEAR » Should I just stop worrying about the Greenland I bought?
November 07, 8:23pm

Re: Thanks
I normally use USGS maps, which can be downloaded for free as PDF. Places like Staples can usually print them full size. Sometimes I use the old Topo! Program for areas I hike a lot. Deserts ca...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Anza Borrego in mid-November
November 07, 8:18pm

Contour Cows
6 years ago I discovered that the USGS has been infiltrated by Commie Pinko Socialist Cows. Yes, it is true. My map was metric with 20 meter countours and the map was smaller in area than a 7.5 qua...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 07, 3:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking with USFS Maps Only
"could have a good time if we crept into Twentynine Palms or Fort Irwin with the right map." Is Irwin still open? Haven't been to Ludlow in almost 40 years; that might be interesti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 07, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re Re Re Re Hiking with USFS Maps Only
Yes Bob, were were on the same side. My E&E was in Saylor Park in the Rockies. One week. We had to travel at night, sleep and hide during the day when the aggressors were out looking for us....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 10:32pm

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