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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: Los Padres, Father and Son, 1/22-1/23
Craig, Looks like a great weekend for both of you. Keep doing them as often as you can. They grow-up and leave in the blink of any eye.

In Post-Trip Reports » Los Padres, Father and Son, 1/22-1/23
January 23, 7:12pm

The Internet has changed Backpacking
When I was a kid, I got interested in trout fishing. Specifically I "discovered" the southern Sierra's rivers and streams. I had a friend who got me interested. We would bum rides or ...

In GEAR » "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the lightest of them all?"
January 23, 12:01pm

Re: competition
Aaron, Good comments. In a sense I think we are all competitors. Hopefully not against each, but against ourselves. The first level is to be safe; that is to use our wits "to command nat...

In GEAR » "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the lightest of them all?"
January 23, 4:27am

re: visclamps
Mark, I haven't seen them in ages. But you need to understand that I am a packrat, and my garage is like a museum... only I don't know where everything is :) Today my wife made me cle...

In GEAR » A dirty little secret about poly tarps--- they are light and {{{cheap}}}
January 23, 3:49am

Re: Re: A dirty little secret about poly tarps--- they are light and {{{cheap}}}
A kazillion years ago we used to use Visclamps. Each onee had a little rubber ball and a shower curtain type of hanger (but it was continuous). With light material, the balls were better than most ...

In GEAR » A dirty little secret about poly tarps--- they are light and {{{cheap}}}
January 22, 6:41pm

Re: "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the lightest of them all?"
It is obvious that there is often evangelical zeal to be UL or SUL here on BPL. Sometimes it gets down to "the right way" only. Often members will post questions, seeking help or input, a...

In GEAR » "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the lightest of them all?"
January 22, 11:55am

Re: Help Me! I need a 1 person shelter
You are just going to do a lot of research, here on BPL and other sites. I prefer a tarp, and bugs just don't seem to bother me. If they did, I would get a net, or use my Six Moon's Wild Oa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help Me! I need a 1 person shelter
January 21, 12:46pm

Re: "BPL for Trail Running?"
I think REI also has a running-specific jacket made from eVent. I have no experience with this item.

In GEAR » BPL for Trail Running?
January 21, 12:27pm

Re: More, a lot more, on VFFs and Minimal Footwear
Craig, Good analysis. And as is frequently shown here on BPL, there is no piece of perfect gear. You have to determine your needs and find the piece, which fulfills as many of the attributes you...

In Philosophy & Technique » More, a lot more, on VFFs and Minimal Footwear.
January 21, 9:51am

Re: Re: Putting the Kettle on
Rog, Here is a good one for you (ARkStorm). http://tinyurl.com/4sqe6pp Public funded science at its best. Read the section of the 1861-62 storm, "The flooding was so bad it reduced taxab...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
January 20, 5:44pm

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