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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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Do you want to know a secret?
... with apologies to the Beatles :) Doesn't work in all conditions. With a poncho you are probably carrying a super-breathable wind shirt, right? Wear it under your poncho. I can...

In GEAR » The never ending search for alternative rain gear
May 16, 11:56am

Re: Hiking Los Andes - my gear list (your advice is highly appreciated)
If you like all your gear and don't have any problems with anything you should be good to go. One exception... Are you sure you will be comfortable in that quilt at 20F. Is there a chance it wi...

In Gear Lists » Your advice is highly appreciated
May 15, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
Mags' site is one of my favorites. A lot of common sense stuff and a guy who enjoys a plethora of outdoors activities.

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Re: re:
I'm not going to try and pass myself as some sort of photography expert. But any camera is going to have its pros and cons. A big lens on a body with interchangeable lens brings a weight penalt...

In Photography » UL case for rx100
May 15, 7:16pm

Another one of my rants from last year...
How to start a forest fire

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 15, 6:05pm

Re: Heinlein
"Specialization is for insects." Love it!

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 2:53pm

Re: Sell me your crash pad
Generation gap. To me a crash pad is someone's place you can always unannounced to sleep. Sorry, I don't have the new generation crash pad. Just couldn't resist :)

In Gear Swap » Sell me your crash pad
May 15, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Re: article
I know, it can be very difficult. When my kids were small we did a lot of family camping and I got in a good deal of backpacking. Kids being in sports and other activities really compound matters t...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 12:42pm

Re: Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
Great article!! I think it is the same in day-to-day life. Many people are great at one thing, which usually is their job. Gone are the days that most people could fix their car, make home repai...

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 11:07am

Re: article
I suppose the all comes down to balance in your life. Some people are overwhelmed with work and family obligations, which makes time outdoors secondary. Others work time outdoors into their week, w...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 10:53am

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