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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: So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
Sounds great Brandon. Looking forward to meeting you and Chad. As we get closer I will keep everyone updated on weather, possible snow conditions, gear needs and any other items we need to keep in ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers -- 3rd annual San Jacinto Loop
April 13, 5:10pm

Re: Pack stays
Going back to the original post, I think John was more concerned with how the pack carried, not necessarily transferring any weight. Instead it sounds like he ended up with a saggy bag, like an ine...

In GEAR » Pack stays
April 13, 3:23pm

Re: Re: all-purpose shirt for wind also
Ty, Your suggestion as a dress shirt is excellent. Some construction workers wear them in the desert during the summer. One thing about wind shirts. Most people use them as shells. In colder...

In GEAR » all-purpose shirt for wind also
April 13, 2:43pm

Re: best summer t-shirt
Rail Riders Men's Eco-Speed-T. This is what I use in the desert once my summer tan is obtained. It is a mesh-like material.

In GEAR » What is the best wicking t-shirt?
April 13, 2:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FS: eVent Packa - S
Oh my! It was tempting. I don't get much rain. I usually bring a tarp and a Marmott Essence; or a MLD poncho/tarp plus bivy to cover my rain and shelter needs. The poncho/tarp and bivy c...

In Gear Swap » FS: eVent Packa
April 13, 2:29pm

Re: Re: Re: FS: eVent Packa - S
and what does it weigh? Also, Packa website says they are big and the small fits Cedar Tree who is 6' and 195lbs. Your thoughts on the sizing?

In Gear Swap » FS: eVent Packa
April 13, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re: US Considers Stationing Troops in Australia
G'day Jerry. I meant US dollars so we don't have the currency exchange conversation :) My company has offices down under, and it is fun listening to the language differences when I work ...

In Chaff » US Considers Stationing Troops in Australia
April 13, 12:40pm

Re: FS: eVent Packa - S
Doug, Just curious why you are selling it. Size? Weight? Did it not meet some expectation? Other?

In Gear Swap » FS: eVent Packa
April 13, 12:37pm

Re: US Considers Stationing Troops in Australia
So will it become a state or just remain a territory? They will have to change to dollars, dump the metric system, and learn to speak 'real' English. :)

In Chaff » US Considers Stationing Troops in Australia
April 13, 11:50am

Re: Pack stays
One thing I learned from Dan McHale is that you need to bend the stays to the contour of your body if you want the pack to fit properly. In my case, due to the curvature of my back, I had to bend t...

In GEAR » Pack stays
April 13, 10:26am

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