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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: Re: article
I know, it can be very difficult. When my kids were small we did a lot of family camping and I got in a good deal of backpacking. Kids being in sports and other activities really compound matters t...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 12:42pm

Re: Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
Great article!! I think it is the same in day-to-day life. Many people are great at one thing, which usually is their job. Gone are the days that most people could fix their car, make home repai...

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 11:07am

Re: article
I suppose the all comes down to balance in your life. Some people are overwhelmed with work and family obligations, which makes time outdoors secondary. Others work time outdoors into their week, w...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 10:53am

Re: Re: "So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?"
Here's the answer... To get to the other side of the road. Simple :)

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 5:24pm

Recommended Sleeping Pads -- Guide for Men
Age <21 = Sleep on ground 21-30 = 1/8" foam pad 31-40 = 1/4" foam pad 41-50 = 3/8" foam pad 51-60 = ProLite or similar self-inflator 60+ = NeoAir or anything you...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
May 14, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: White
"So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?" Who knows, and why would we assume it is for weather protection. Might be tradition, ancient beliefs, the only dye available, doesn...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 11:54am

Re: Dri ducks
"At $20 they are practically disposable though" And there is another thread on being a conscious buyer too... ;)

In GEAR » Rain jacket pick-a-mix
May 14, 10:23am

Re: Re: Re: Conscious gear buyer
"Ha Nick - I was just going to say that I seem to be buying gear while unconscious more often these days." What color is your hair -- is it blond? Sorry, couldn't resist :)

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
May 14, 10:07am

Re: Re: Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
:I think I will hang onto my Duomid." Good choice.

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 14, 10:05am

Re: Re: This went dumb fast
I don't want to call anyone out or embarrass anyone. Do a search on BPL stoves and take a close look at most of the stoves in use in the field. Then go search some of the blogs of the "...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 10:04am

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