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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: Looking at a new lightweight camera with fisheye lens capability, any recommendations?
Perhaps there are other options for panoramas with a P & S.

In Photography » Looking at a new lightweight camera with fisheye lens capability, any recommendations?
February 13, 7:50pm

Re: Your call
That's it; it's your call. REI will probably honor their guarantee. Whether is it right or wrong for you to exercise the warranty is for you to decide, not us. Besides there are more ...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 7:30pm

Re: Return dilemma
"So, am i asking too much or do i have a valid case for a return?" Read REI's return policy. You can follow it to a "T" If you are asking because it might be an ethica...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 5:27pm

Re: Plastic numbers guide
So did Mrs. Robinson and Ben use plastic?

In On the Web » Plastic numbers guide
February 13, 4:11pm

Re: camp shoes\sandals
I've never used "camp shoes/sandals" as they are extra weight. Besides, I already have camp shoes on my feet :)

In Make Your Own Gear » camp shoes\sandals
February 13, 9:35am

Re: cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
The cuben will probably wear out much faster than other materials. Whether or not that is a problem will vary by user. So you have to determine how much the lighter option of cuben is worth to you....

In GEAR » cuben vs. silnylon for a tent floor
February 13, 9:33am

Re: Fire Starting
"How many out there typically don't have fires on their trips? I can't remember the last time I had a fire on a backpacking trip...maybe in the mid 1970's." I'm one of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 2:42pm

Re: Re: eBay
I don't much about Gear Swap. In 5 years I have sold 1 item and bought 2. But many people seem to complain about it. I don't understand why so many people need to sell their gear either.

In Gear Swap » 1st Post "I'll take it"
February 12, 9:07am

Re: Scotland
Ah... Christine, you are correct. However, being bi-lingual you do have a great advantage over me. Edit: I think you are multi-lingual :)

In Pre-Trip Planning » How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
February 12, 8:18am

Think outside the burrito
I do similar types of trips a couple dozen times a year. Have a business meeting in some city, then go backpacking. Often I don’t have much time to plan, but can usually find a cool remote trip s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
February 12, 8:16am

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