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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: Gear List Question
Couple of reasons. What really matters is the total weight of everything. Also, proper clothing is critical for comfort and even safety. To me a gear list, is just that. What is the total pac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear List Question
April 06, 9:18am

Re: Re: Re: 7 myths
"If you think about it another way, it's no backpackers in 2,000 miles." Even better!!

In Editor's Roundtable » 7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 8:32pm

Re: Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
"Any tips on how to keep yourself amused so it's not so lonely?" Formulate solutions for the world's problems so you can join the Carbon Flamea War in Chaff. Just kidding. S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking alone - how to amuse yourself?
April 05, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: back to the original idea
"So, one question I have is have real estate prices gone back down to a reasonable value?" Yes, if you have a lot of cash, or are not worried about losing their jobs. -------- &quo...

In Chaff » Anyone being foreclosed on?
April 05, 7:39pm

Re: Re: nature - hair insulation and aging
Diminishing hearing is sometimes a good thing. My does not know if I didn't hear her, or simply ignored her.

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 05, 7:22pm

What did you pay for gasoline today?
Just heard a news report for average price of a gallon of gas: Missouri = $3.49 NY State = $3.85 California = $4.09 Interesting gasoline refinery numbers: Missouri = 0 (9 in adjoining stat...

In Chaff » What did you pay for gasoline today?
April 05, 5:10pm

Re: Walking the Backbone: A Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
A 3rd CDT gem in one day? What is happening here? Very good writing, Paul. Wonderful pictures too.

In Editor's Roundtable » Walking the Backbone: A Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 4:14pm

Re: water based
Dan, You have been playing with cuben for years, but have not brought anything to market. Is it just educational or do you see something you might use? I have some cuben gear, but do not have a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » actual cuben tent test
April 05, 4:06pm

Re: 7 myths
Two great articles in one day. Am I in heaven? 1 backpacker in 2,000 miles? This is my kind of trip. Again, another excellent article that only gives the reader a flavor of of what is out there,...

In Editor's Roundtable » 7 Myths about the Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 3:39pm

Re: A Country Divided: The Continental Divide Trail
David, Absolutely one of the best done articles I have read on BPL. Not a trip report someone can duplicate, not a review of gear that can be purchased. Just thoughts, musings, and reflections w...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Country Divided: The Continental Divide Trail
April 05, 3:30pm

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