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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: Melting Snow with Jetboil
"Similarly water is solid at 32F, but not all solid water is 32F, it can be much colder." Right. But Jim said the snow was soft and slushy. I don't know the answer, but it seems th...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
April 12, 11:44am

Re: Melting Snow with Jetboil
Question -- The temperature of the snow on this trip would be 32F right? If so, why not pack a lot of snow around the canisters? That would keep it at 32F correct? In winter I have used sever...

In GEAR » Melting Snow with Jetboil
April 12, 11:31am

Re: Excellent review
Yes, great review. Thom, Kudos to the innovation on your part. In the past, with really light packs, I sometimes carry it on one shoulder and just switch from side to side. It is really helpf...

In GEAR » 24 Hours with the TrailLite Designs Bandoleer Pack
April 12, 11:17am

Tensioners
Hi Bob - The two little tensions on the right are the same, just different angles. Yes they are .71 grams each. They have held up so far, but I am skeptical that they will last a long time, bein...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning how to pitch a tarp
April 12, 10:42am

Re: Re: General tips
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In GEAR » What to wear for mount whotney
April 12, 2:52am

Re: Re: Re: Learning how to pitch a tarp
Opps... double post.

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning how to pitch a tarp
April 12, 2:52am

Re: Re: Re: Learning how to pitch a tarp
"Are real tensioners that important?" I wouldn't know the difference between a half-hitch, trucker hitch, or a 4-leaf clover :) Usually when I am putting up a shelter it is wind...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning how to pitch a tarp
April 12, 2:52am

Re: Re: So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
Hi Jim - Haven't talked to you in a while. Hope all is well. I am not in THAT kind of shape :) I probably can't do 5 miles in double Joe's time. These kind of hikes do need ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
April 12, 1:55am

Re: Learning how to pitch a tarp
The key is tension. As stated earlier, the guy lines need to be taunt. Most tarps I have seen pitched poorly have the poles too high, ridge line guys too short, and corners too long. Also keep in m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning how to pitch a tarp
April 12, 1:26am

Re: Re: I'm a bit of a zealot.
Actually, I like Mike's zealous attitude. Always know what he is going to say. It works great for some people.

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Gear List for relativly new ultraliter
April 12, 1:04am

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