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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: Re: Re: Re: Doug & beer
I am not going to drink Dom Perignon out of a plastic bottle, nor if it has been frozen and thawed. So... I am not going to take it backpacking ;)

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
January 19, 9:44pm

Re: SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
I think the SMD Wild Oasis is the same size as the Gatewood. I am 5'11" and I barely fit without touching the ends at night. Shelters like this are prone to a lot of condensation; even wit...

In GEAR » SMD Gatewood Cape Questions
January 19, 9:41pm

Re: Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
Technology Maybe Killing Wilderness"

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 11:49am

Re: Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
I have a Hexmid, no beak, no net, fixed guy lines,no floor unless I use the zPacks Poncho/Groundsheet which is a rare occurrance. It is a great shelter for mild weather or unexpected rain. It does ...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
January 14, 10:12pm

Re: What our gear says about us...
My gear doesn't talk to me. It must not have anything to say...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 14, 9:56pm

Re: Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
For day hikes I use a Flash 18. It was cheap. I removed the belt. I carry water in Platys. Simple but elegant for me.

In GEAR » Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
January 14, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Why do you go backpacking
My average backpacking trip is exponentially cheaper that a cruise of the same time duration.

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 14, 9:50pm

Re: ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
Reason #32 to leave the phone at home :)

In GEAR » ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
January 14, 9:49pm

Re: Cookie tins for desert food storage
I just keep mine in a cuben sack. Freezer bag for individual meals that will be boiled. Bulk stuff in a large ZipLoc. I just leave it next to my sleeping bag whether sleeping under a tarp or under ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie tins for desert food storage
January 14, 9:46pm

Re: Is mountain biking like snow skiing
"I have always loved snow skiing but the problem is after spring and before the first snow theirs is no where to go, I was wondering if mountain biking would feel this gap?" This may b...

In GEAR » Is mountain biking like snow skiing
January 14, 9:35pm

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