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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: Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
Run the string through a piece of vinyl tubing or similar. Do a Google search and you can find gaiters that are manufactured this way.

In GEAR » Minimalist/barefoot shoes and gaiters
March 17, 9:12am

Re: Re: GG Murmur w/Thinlight?
Glenn, I often don't take a ground sheet -- only a waterproof ground pad from Suluk46 -- basically a waterproof foam pad. When I only want to protect a NeoAir I take a 1/8" pad and just...

In GEAR » GG Murmur w/Thinlight?
March 17, 1:53am

Re: GG Murmur w/Thinlight?
I never had much luck with the ThinLite or NightLites for rigidity, or any other pad for that matter. However, I never tried a cut down torso length blue foam pad. they might be stiffer for this us...

In GEAR » GG Murmur w/Thinlight?
March 17, 1:14am

Re: Re: Re: Classic External Frame Project
Actually, the ability of the back to stand up on its own was one of the deal-killers (other than hip belt fitment) for me. A hiking staff and an external pack are easily converted into a nice back ...

In GEAR » Classic External Frame Project
March 17, 12:08am

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
I generally just consider the gear as tools. For those who are familiar.... You gotta smile.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 16, 11:21pm

Re: Full version in iPad

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Full Version in iPad
March 16, 10:40pm

Re: Classic External Frame Project
It looks like an Alpenlite frame, but not the bag. Look closely at the outside of the frame and you can see holes in it where the bag should be attached, and it looks like the area around the holes...

In GEAR » Classic External Frame Project
March 16, 10:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: best solar charger right now? march 14"
Michael, You said, "I am really not wanting to spend hours teaching myself about these and reading reviews." and "...all I need is a 8 ounce solar charger, it would be nic...

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 13, 11:19pm

Re: Using the "filler" method with a bear can
milonas, You have a new user name and avatar. I hope those are Blackwing 602's in the coat pocket.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Using the "filler" method with a bear can
March 13, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
I provided the solution. A decent sun hat with a polycro cover. Hat is dual use. Rain cover won't register on most scales :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Rainproof Headgear to go with MYOG PolyCryo Poncho?
March 13, 10:39pm

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