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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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Re: Re: Re: The 5# pack sets a floor doesn't it
"Sorry but I have to disagree with a 83 ounce pack feeling lighter for any reason.Thats 5.2 pounds! That is as much as some people baseweight around here, including mine. I have a 10 ounce ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
March 13, 9:54pm

Re: Re: Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
Mine is a couple years old. It is a small and weight 7.53 ounces. I don't think it is noisy. But when using it I am asleep. No leaks in mine, even in deserts. But I often bring a thin foa...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 8:41pm

Re: Re: Converting my wife
"a 2-year old is ultimate non-UL gear. 30 pounds and it serves no useful purpose" Well, they do live longer than dogs :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 13, 8:30pm

Re: Backpacking around Pittsburgh
"Get a big map and look for open spaces..." This is something I post a lot when it comes to finding places to hike. I travel at least a couple times a month on business all over th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking around Pittsburgh
March 13, 8:27pm

Re: Daryl
Sounds like sincere appreciation from Daryl. He's a good guy... well seems like a good guy from his posts. Never met him.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modular Pack idea, anyone seen anything like this?
March 11, 11:09pm

Re: Best high country trip with no crowds?
I predict there will now be crowds there this summer ;)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best high country trip with no crowds?
March 11, 11:00pm

Re: Tarp camping in the rain
MLD Trailstar.

In GEAR » Tarp camping in the rain
March 11, 10:59pm

Re: Tease......
Michael, The Expedition will have a Cordura bottom and the lashes are some sort of plastic. Those will break over the years. Replacement is on my To Do list. I would guess eBay is the only place...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kelty Serac Backpack Size XL or L
March 11, 10:54pm

Re: Re: anyone use these stakes?
"FREE ePacket delivery from China" There's your sign. Spend the extra $ for MSR.

In GEAR » anyone use these stakes?
March 11, 10:49pm

Re: Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
I think this is a good subject. All of us are going to have differing opinions and no one is right. First, there are a few considerations (1) Is it a hike, sleep, hike endeavor? If so, you j...

In Philosophy & Technique » Help Me Get Better @ Site Selection
March 11, 10:38pm

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