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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: Right to Work
I heard recently that in somewhere around 41 of our 50 states, public employees have better pension plans than the private sector (I have not researched to verify). I think this is the answer. Lets...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 28, 5:56pm

Re: Trail Runners
Well for hiking, I keep going back to Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra. They just fit me perfect and last. I have 3 pair. One for when they quite making them, and one a size larger for winter hiking. I u...

In GEAR » The Trail Runner Thread
March 27, 8:44pm

Re: Republicans ARE environmentalists, too.....
Brad, Nice post, but you are going to drive yourself nuts trying to explain how business works, unless you are talking to someone who has successfully run a business. Yep, neither party is doing...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 27, 8:22pm

Re: Re: Still searching for a suitable shelter
Andy, The inner is not removable in the Moment? I know it is in the Scarp 1.

In GEAR » Still searching for a suitable shelter
March 27, 11:08am

Re: Re: Still searching for a suitable shelter
I think the inner of the Moment can be removed making it a single-walled shelter.

In GEAR » Still searching for a suitable shelter
March 27, 11:05am

Re: Base weight/pack - what do you count?
What really matters is the total weight, although 5 lbs on the feet would not be good :) I think most people like to separate into base weight, consumables, FSO so they can compare their kits to...

In GEAR » Base weight/pack - what do you count?
March 27, 11:01am

Re: ok, again
Since I have no experience backpacking with groups, I thought sharing is what groups do. I think I have backpacked with 6 people since 1967. So I really do not have a grasp on this. In the last few...

In Philosophy & Technique » Speaking of light; wouldn't sharing gear make our packs much lighter?
March 27, 10:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trying the philosophy of "too"
However, the fact that 'human males with gray hair are extremely intelligent' is indisputable. Men with front balding are great thinkers. Men with rear balding are greate lovers. Compl...

In Philosophy & Technique » How light is light enough?
March 26, 7:17pm

Re: Hmmm
Roger, I am just throwing out these thoughts, as it is hard to consider/measure all the factors relating to rain versus static pressure. Plus, I have the flu and it is hard to sit still :)

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 26, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Trying the philosophy of "too"
"Agree with Tom about needing less food as we gray (actually for me whitened and shedded on top)." The shedding does reduce the total FSO weight. I wonder if gray hair weighs less than...

In Philosophy & Technique » How light is light enough?
March 26, 4:32pm

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