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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: 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

Spring has sprung, and skipped to Summer
Hit triple digits in the low desert today. 102F (38.89C for our metric friends). The PCT seasosn hasn't even started. Still a lot of snow in the San Jacintos and San Bernardinos, but shouldn...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Spring has sprung, and skipped to Summer
April 01, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Southern California hikers Nomad Ventures sells ULA equipment packs
Ben, Relax. It is not an earth-shattering topic. The OP made a nice contribution that if someone in Southern California wants to touch a ULA pack before purchasing one, they are available at...

In GEAR » Southern California hikers Nomad Ventures sells ULA equipment packs
April 01, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Southern California hikers Nomad Ventures sells ULA equipment packs
Ben, Why blast the small shops? Why would Nomad try and sell ULA packs on the Web? They would have to compete with ULA directly. Nomad meets the needs of local hikers and climbers, and they are ...

In GEAR » Southern California hikers Nomad Ventures sells ULA equipment packs
April 01, 12:14pm

The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
In Los Angeles there is a popular radio show (the John and Ken Show), with one of largest non-syndicated audiences in the nation. These guys are talking politics all the time, and when they have an...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 01, 11:55am

Re: Bivy on summit?
Summits are great in good weather. They are often not so good in stormy weather. In most wilderness areas, you camp where you want. Others may have restrictions to where you must camp. Follow local...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy on summit?
April 01, 10:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ya
We are assuming that politicians care what their constituents want. Often their votes do not reflect this. Their actions tell us that they often cater to special interest groups with money. This...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 01, 9:09am

Re: REI
Warren, You have done a lot of research and fitting. I would just buy the pair that fit best. Time to test the waters. Salomons are good shoes.

In GEAR » The Trail Runner Thread
April 01, 12:55am

Re: More micrographs versus an expedited resolution
Check the calibration of you equipment?

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 31, 11:15pm

@ George
Nice avatar. Time for you to get some Kinks for you iPod... I think I'm sophisticated 'Cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien But all around me everybody's multiplying...

In Chaff » THE WRATH of the Almighty - Mark My Words!!
March 31, 11:13pm

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