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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: 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

Re: Pad
Roberto, Whitney in May can be VERY serious business. If you need to watch videos to learn how to use crampons and and ice axe, this may not be a trip you want to take until you get more experie...

In GEAR » What to wear for mount whotney
April 12, 1:00am

Re: I'm a bit of a zealot.
I live near a national park, and I am one of the VERY few people who make an effort to clean up other peoples trash. And this means I clean up other peoples used toilet paper. It's disgusting! ...

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Gear List for relativly new ultraliter
April 11, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: 3 Season Gear List for relativly new ultraliter
"What is Leuko Tape?" It is athletic tape. Good for blisters, sprains, etc.

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Gear List for relativly new ultraliter
April 11, 5:25pm

Re: I'll be there!!!
Greg, That would be cool! There weren't too many PCT thru-hikers on this section last year. A lot of them decided to by-pass it because of the snow, and hike Hwy 74 to Idyllwild.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
April 11, 2:28pm

Re: re:San Jacinto loop
Chad, I was wondering if you made that trip. How did it go? Any snow? Did you take the PCT from 74 all the way to Fobes? Did you detour to Cedar Spring? -------------- Hopefully we can kee...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
April 11, 2:14pm

Re: Organic Mattress recommendations?
Not sure what you mean by organic. Aireloom might not be entirely organic, but they try to be "eco-friendly," or at least advertise as such. From their website. 1. Oeko-Tex certi...

In Chaff » Organic Mattress recommendations?
April 11, 12:25pm

Re: Lighter Closed Cell Pad
I bought a selection last year and have been very happy with them. They can tear if you are not careful (esp the 3/8").

In GEAR » Lighter Closed Cell Pad
April 10, 11:31pm

Re: Aquamira Information and Update
Pretty outstanding for the COO to provide such a lengthy and informative response! So what methodology to use? I like Craig's option A and used it for years with iodine tablets. I have been ...

In GEAR » Aquamira Information and Update
April 10, 11:20pm

Re: Re: Overboots in early spring?
Are they even needed? 20F-40F, 4 to 24 inches of snow (is this new snow, or snow already on the ground)?

In GEAR » Overboots in early spring?
April 10, 11:10pm

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