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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: Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
I disagree. Gortex running shoes are great in the desert, they keep dust and fine dirt out. At the end of the day your feet are clean, but stinky. But they are are not so good if it is hot. O...

In GEAR » Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
April 02, 4:09pm

Re: Re: If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
My wife thinks it is not worth much, no matter what she could sell it for :) Hopefully if I croak, she will have more in assets than my gear. It is a great question. But scary if you calc...

In Chaff » If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
April 02, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"Investors are focused on next quarters profits and don't think too much about what will happen 10 years from now, or however long it takes to develop a totally new market." How do...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"And government intervention will be what stimulates this." Why don't we let entrepreneurs invent a better light bulb for purely profit reasons, and the let the public decide wheth...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 2:00pm

Re: GPS, Phone
but wouldn't dropping the cell phone be a small safety issue? I don't always have coverage, but isn't it nice to have one in case of an emergency especially since I usually go solo"...

In Gear Lists » Help getting under 10 lbs
April 02, 1:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rank the Bars
"I started taking Snickers bars again, but eat them as part of my breakfast so they are not melted." From a desert hiker... put all you chocolate and other melty bars in a ziplock, wra...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Rank the Bars
April 02, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
Jerry, I don't necessarily agree that we should have pushed for American versions... it isn't going to happen. China already had the manufacturing infrastructure in place. But government...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 12:21pm

Re: Dual sided map
I like USGS topo maps, because I have used them for so long. But weight, size, and cost makes the other options attractive. If I do not anticipate rain, I use very thin bond paper that can handl...

In Multiple Use Gear » Dual sided map
April 02, 12:00pm

Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"Tiresome fear mongering -- using the same old foreign boogeyman prop. Econ 101 tells us that other suppliers will be eager to jump in -- whenever the price is "right"." Be...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 11:49am

Re: Trailer for camping?
Scavo, First thought, like Roger, was it is not about backpacking light. But maybe it is a good conversation. A lot of us enjoy outdoor recreation activities that are not always backpacking. ...

In GEAR » Trailer for camping?
April 02, 11:32am

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