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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: Glasses...
I wear progressive lens glasses. When backpacking I can get by with a compact pair of dime store reading glasses -- a very light pair. Whenever possible (when not backpacking) I don't wear the ...

In GEAR » Glasses...
January 15, 7:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ian, Andrew, Roger, trip reports, Craig, Paul, "Gabriel," Eric
"I suspect what Nick was really saying was that his pack can have any weight he wants within a very broad range. I don't think he intended that anyone think he was using all those terms wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 15, 7:09pm

Re: Measuring water
I use a SWAG. Never have problems. ;)

In GEAR » Measuring water
January 13, 8:53pm

Re: men teaching girlfriends
Maybe, just maybe, backpacking isn't the most important thing in the world, or in a relationship. A partner who doesn't want to backpack does not indicate a character defect.

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
January 13, 8:46pm

Re: Re: Packs
I don't feel other packs are similar to Dan's in how they carry. But I have lots of miles on mine so I can say that, especially after using a couple of the very popular UL internal frame pa...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 9:39pm

Packs
For the past 3+ years I have used three packs almost exclusively: - zPacks Zero - McHale Bump - McHale LBP The pack choice for each trip depends mostly on duration, total weight of everythi...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 12, 9:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What is Capilene?
On track... Capilene is good stuff. I have several iterations of it. I have read "let my people go surfing." Not impressed. I am sure you can find many negative book reviews via Googl...

In GEAR » What is Capilene?
January 10, 3:18pm

Re: Re: Mitch, John, Nick
"You are asking valuable questions and I too give a big +1 to them, but I also think they can coexist along side a generally agreed upon definition." There is nothing wrong with defini...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 10, 11:29am

Re: environment
First, capilene is good stuff... but they keep changing it. And who are we to judge them or any company as moral stewards of the environment? We who have many backpacks, when we only really n...

In GEAR » What is Capilene?
January 10, 10:58am

Re: Re: About the ads
Jerry, You have a MLIFE membership so you can turn off the ads within BPL. Have you tried to remove malware from your computer to speed things up? There are free programs like AdAware, Sp...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
January 10, 10:13am

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