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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: 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

Re: Help me reach a sub 5lb base weight
Why? I think Chris asks a good question. Click on my profile for a sub-4 list, and I can even go lighter in colder weather with my Enlighten cuben quilt (2" loft) and my graham cracker cone...

In Gear Lists » Help me reach a sub 5lb base weight
February 14, 6:40pm

Re: Re: no love for eco gear
At the time Dupont controlled about 25% of the CFC production, which was the largest share worldwide, but hardly a run away where they'd be the only ones effected. The next closest percentages ...

In GEAR » No love for Eco gear?
February 09, 11:26pm

Re: Angeles Crest: Timing
I am pretty flexible, so it doesn't matter too much. That happens when your kids leave the nest :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tour of the Angeles Crest anyone?
February 09, 7:04pm

Re: Canister Stoves.
Canister stoves are convenient. Extra weight for the stove and the canisters. I have two Snow Peaks, a LiteMax and a manual GigaPower. They are awful in wind. You can get a wind screen for the Giga...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 09, 12:59pm

Re: Tour of the Angeles Crest anyone?
I am interested, depending upon timing.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tour of the Angeles Crest anyone?
February 09, 12:26pm

Re: wikipedia
Levon, That is correct as I understand it. BTW, the TSA will allow you to carry on a BIC or similar lighter.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Matches and the TSA
February 07, 7:30pm

Re: Re: No love for Eco gear??
>> One of the best examples I have seen is the reduction in floourocarbon products like Freon 12 in air conditioning products. I saw the changes first hand in the automobile indiustry and it ...

In GEAR » No love for Eco gear?
February 07, 7:15pm

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