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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: Your first "UL" piece of gear?
In 1971 I retired my 5.5 lb REI a-frame tent with a poncho/tarp.

In GEAR » Your first "UL" piece of gear?
February 08, 7:30pm

Re: Updated SUL Clothing 40F
This is ass-backwards; to make the required clothing system fit into an arbitrary weight. The way to approach this is to determine what clothing you need to meet the conditions and then, and only t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Updated SUL Clothing 40F
January 30, 11:43am

Re: What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
Kelty D4 External Frame Pack = 58 ounces @ $45 Chouinard Pyramid Shelter = 40 ounces @ $99 Blue Puma 35F sleeping bag = 30 ounces @ $200 Blue Foam Pad = 8 ounces @ $2.00 Total Weight 8 lbs, 8...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 30, 10:04am

Re: Still pending?
It's too bad it hasn't been updated. The comments in the thread were overall very positive. Doug Ide posted some very good links that should be read. Unfortunately, there are many blogs tha...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 29, 12:19am

Re: Alarm Clocks
I always bring and use big over the ear headphones... on airplanes. Otherwise, I leave them and the attached device at home.

In Multiple Use Gear » Ear Plugs / Headphones
January 28, 10:46pm

Well done. Be careful, it can become addicting.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
January 28, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Powermax Problems -- Does it matter?
Are they even available anymore?

In Photo Gallery » 6th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2014: Henry Coe State Park, California
January 28, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Nice.
"Before Nick G. Or Bob G. beat me to it, let me just be the first to say (in a crotchety voice) 'These kids today, they think they invented everything!' " You gotta love the pa...

In GEAR » Critter Style Pack Cover
January 28, 2:52pm

Re: Pitching a pyramid tent
Franco, Consider it a compliment coming from you.

In Philosophy & Technique » Pitching a pyramid tent
January 27, 10:02pm

Re: Re: Re: i have...little idea of what i'm doing.
Most of us have no idea what we are doing. We blame all of it in the forum software, which incidentally caused global warming, the Iraq war, and Dennis Rodman's drinking binge in Korea. Wel...

In User Test Forum » i have...little idea of what i'm doing.
January 27, 10:01pm

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