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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: Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
I would start with day hikes. Then maybe a little car camping. Then if she likes both, do an overnighter in optimal conditions. And if she does not like it, learn to go solo. My wife will do lon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
October 22, 2:55am

Re: barefoot
Russ, There is no solid proof or benefit to either camp. I will have to disagree on the point that most elite runners had shoes on all their lives. Most of the truly elite runners are from Afric...

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
October 22, 2:45am

Re: Re: "Grand Canyon R2R2R, 10/9-10/10"
Hey Craig, I could be your partner... you just need to give me a head start of 20 miles per day. :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon R2R2R, 10/9-10/10
October 22, 2:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Son of Carbon Flame War
The climate experts are now agreeing that natural factors had more of an effect from 1970 than previously thought. This will lead to a new calculation of sensitivity which will make co2 a bit playe...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 2:18am

Re: Re: re but at what price?
Craig... Nuclear arms are bad. But perhaps they are a deterrent, with a catastrophic potential? Catastrophic deaths are due to people, not technology in the majority of cases. World War 2 (19...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 1:59am

Re: Re: Re: Son of Carbon Flame War
> What of the constant glorification of the businessman? It is man who I want to glorify, not the businessman. It just seems that I am one of the few champions of the businessman, too many pe...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 18, 10:33am

Re: contact lens wearers
I have worn glasses for many years. Mostly for reading, as my far vision is not that bad. I have never tried contacts because they seem like a hassle. So would wearing glasses on long backpackin...

In Philosophy & Technique » contact lens wearers
October 18, 1:24am

Re: Re: Son of Carbon Flame War
Nick, just what is it with you and your focus on "Americans"? The world has become a very integrated place these days, and even a company like Microsoft depends on people around the globe...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 18, 1:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Son of Carbon Flame War
"You are typing on one item that has untold number of opportunities. Some of the richest people in the world, built their fortunes around these appliances." And your point is? -------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 18, 12:03am

Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Okay, Last post for today. I must pack up and head out to the mountains. I will let the rest of you continue the war :) Be nice and share ideas. Do not attack anyone or their beliefs. See ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 3:36pm

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