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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: Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
Back to the original subject... Neither the Republicans or Democrats are going to do anything worthwhile. Okay, we need to cut funding everywhere... that is a fact. But most people have certain ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 21, 9:38pm

Re: A Perfect Sunday Run
Ouch! Other than the injury, nice trip.

In Other Activities » A Perfect Sunday Run
February 21, 6:15pm

Re: quiz
Guess where I ended up :) Jerry, I will disagree on SS being insurance. Insurance is risk management and the insurer puts aside/invests the money to cover the risk and generate profits. SS is a ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 21, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Green Party
@ Brad I just want the government out of my way. Both parties -------------------------------------------------------- Excellent observations from someone who understands how a business ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
February 21, 1:10pm

Re: Route
Sounds good to me.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tour of the Angeles Crest anyone?
February 18, 2:15pm

Re: Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
I have one and work very hard to avoid out of country business trips. There are more great places to hike in the US than can be accomplished in a lifetime... so why go somewhere else? I was goin...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
February 18, 2:15pm

Re: Questions about this loop.
Rob, The Jo Pond Trail is not on most maps. It is fairly easy to follow. Some directions... At the Cedar Springs campground, walk past the metal trough capturing spring water and you be walki...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
February 16, 11:55pm

Re: Re: Hiking Through Hyperbole: A Walk in the Clouds
+1

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking Through Hyperbole: A Walk in the Clouds
February 16, 12:02pm

Re: Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
There probably aren't any definitive studies. IMO... Our bodies are designed to walk. If damage is not done to joints and other structural components, a lifetime of walking is easily achieve...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Effect of long-term long-distance hiking on health
February 16, 11:45am

Re: The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
Geez, sounds like a couple people really dislike this Sam fellow. I haven't really followed his trip, and don't really care if it makes it or not. If he does (it is going to take more than ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
February 16, 12:46am

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