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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: Alky for WINTER??
Have you ever tried to light Esbit in winter with cold hands and windy weather? I have, it isn't fun. No thanks. I'll stick with white gas or canister. In 3 season I use Esbit almost ex...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
January 08, 10:12pm

Re: Fix my clothing system please
Are you saying you only get cold at the end of the day when you are at your night camp?

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 3:49am

I have never gotten lost or disoriented in the woods
But I have gotten mighty confused in desert canyons. Just ask BPL members Craig Wisner or Chad Eagle. On different trips with each, in areas I am familiar with, I got "confused" and navig...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
January 06, 6:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Ad blocker for mobile devices
Roger, you are a saint. Too bad you can't fix everything by yourself. I assume you get little or nothing out of BPL other than personal satisfaction for a job well done. Thanks for all you do.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ad blocker for mobile devices
January 06, 6:38pm

Re: Re: naughty
Thank you, Mr. Caffin!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
January 06, 6:36pm

Re: Soooo, I need a job.....
Have you thought of starting a home-based business? That's what I did when my kids were little. Didn't take a lot of my wife's time and we made over $30K a year net on it. Of course the...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 06, 6:33pm

Re: Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
Nico, It is a complicated issue, thus the length of time this land swap has been in the works. Generally I side with Native American tribes when it comes to their lands. We have historically tre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
January 06, 6:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: Old Guys Backpacking
Whenever the trumpet gave the signal of departure, the camp was almost instantly broke up, and the troops fell into their ranks without delay or confusion. Besides their arms, which the legendaries...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 06, 1:02am

"Old" (backpacker) Guys Rock!
An article I wrote almost two years ago

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 05, 11:28pm

Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
More information here

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please Help Save the Cactus to Clouds Trail (and other trails) in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mtns National Presevere
January 05, 10:07pm

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