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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: Buying Chinese Goods
I avoid buying Chinese goods (whenever possible) because I have found most products to be inferior. I also do not wish to support their political/social system. Ben is right about the trade imba...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 04, 10:41am

Re: A boycott of Chinese goods? What would it change?
Zerzan probably took too much LSD in the 60's and hanging out with Ted did not help his mind either. Guess I better order a pair of these shoes :)

In GEAR » Who Else Has Ordered NB Minimus Trails?
March 03, 5:48pm

Re: 1,600 miles in VFF KSO Trek
Clint, Excellent review! A lot of miles in them to actually point out the real pros and cons. I think you have presented enough valuable information to help anyone make an intelligent decision w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review
March 03, 11:23am

Re: Re: Re: Had VFF's for a couple of years.
Paul, I have been very happy with them. I don't do a lot of wet hiking in California, but have not had any "slippery" problems. But again, foot placement is more important than hop...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks Review
March 03, 11:17am

Re: Who Else Has Ordered NB Minimus Trails?
Gee, it only took 5 posts to totally hijack this thread! So I might as well throw in my 2 cents. Why is it that we read some blog or website with an agenda and then quote it as gospel? I am not ...

In GEAR » Who Else Has Ordered NB Minimus Trails?
March 03, 11:11am

Re: Re: Re: taxes
Tom, You know my alternatives, and should you like to continue that discussion, lets start a new thread in Chaff. Back to the OP (sort of)... I like the country I live in (and I have hope ...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
March 02, 10:39pm

Re: Tarp recomendations?
Get a tarp around 8' X 10' and a bivy is not needed. Interesting thread is running concurrently with this one.

In GEAR » Tarp recomendations?
March 02, 12:04am

Re: Does tarp + bivy actually save all that much weight?
I have been using a plain tarp for decades. I have tried many other options, and just keep going back to a larger tarp (no bivy needed). Currently I am using a cuben Nano Tarp kit and a GG polycro ...

In GEAR » Does tarp + bivy actually save all that much over a tent?
March 02, 12:00am

Re: taxes
Government is the US is a runaway train soon to become a train wreck. Period. How out of hand is it? Well I keep seeing posts about corporate lobbying. I hate lobbying by anyone. Here is the mos...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
March 01, 11:23pm

Re: Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
Okay, Here are the answers you all seek... Some BC people get out a lot. Some BC people get out fairly often. Some BC people get once in a while. Some UL people get out a lot. Some UL p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
March 01, 10:41pm

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