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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: 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

Re: What is your two item first aid kit?
This my FAK for the past few years Top is the back side showing the Leukotape on peelable backing. The rest is a piece of gauze, 5 Advils, one antiseptic package, and a few bandaids. In t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
March 05, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Bubble Wrap Case
I tried this a couple years ago. Bubble wrap using packing tape to seal the seams. A flap with Velcro. It worked well on two trips, until I confirmed what I already knew, that a phone and/or GPS...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camera Case with Plastic Sandwich
March 05, 2:32pm

Re: Kill the computer?
That won't save you. You will go online with a phone or a tablet. You are doomed.

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 2:21pm

Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
The MSR remote white gas stoves are tried and proven. My preferences are the DragonFly or WhisperLite. Not finicky... just need to read the manual several times and follow directions. Never, ever h...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 05, 2:19pm

Re: Re: How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
Perhaps it is a learned skill? In my job I sometimes spend months on end in my home office building software applications, training manuals, and workshop materials. Days on end with no one to ta...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 05, 2:10pm

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