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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: re:
I would never try to convert my wife to anything. If she really, really wanted to go backpacking that would be great. But she isn't interested. She is still the best wife a man could have IMO.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 06, 8:22pm

Re: Huh? zPacks
I've had a Zero, a Hexamid, a Kilt, and Poncho Groundsheet for 2.5 years. The pack has 2 water bottle pockets and a pad holder. The shelter came with a carbon fiber pole, which I replaced with ...

In GEAR » ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
March 06, 8:20pm

As I said earlier, not the greatest winter stove but I never had a problem getting to work in cold weather. I have owned two of them for over 40 years. One is dedicated to a Sigg Tourist set an...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Nick > I keep reading about the field failures and taking out filters and replacing them > with toilet paper, A shade unfair. The 'light Korean/Chinese canister stoves' are ac...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 6:59pm

Re: Interesting conversation so far.
Delmar, The intelligent comment had a smiley -- don't take it seriously. In winter, like Buck, I can sleep 12 hours but often can spend time checking out things around me. If weather is ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 06, 12:57pm

Re: iPad test
Why not? Picture uploaded with my iPad.

In User Test Forum » iPad test
March 06, 12:33pm

Re: Re: Svea 123
MSR stoves work much better in snow than a Svea. Trust me, I've been there.

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 12:13pm

Re: no cook -- Laurie Ann
Good to see you back. Great avatar too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 06, 12:13am

Re: Re: Re: Ridged Foster's Cans
MYOG or some other doesn't make a difference. Let's keep on track here, it's an interesting thread. If there's a problem Caffin or RJ can intercede. If they don't care, then no ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ridged Foster's Cans
March 06, 12:07am

Re: joes hat
Check out his hiking staff! The handle from a garden hoe. Matches the hat. I used one of those for a staff 40 years ago.

In GEAR » ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
March 05, 9:25pm

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