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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yorkshire
>> Didn't we go to different schools together? Hmm.. the important question is did we race and who won :) or can we race again today? My best was 4:25 right after I graduated...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 05, 2:35pm

Re: High Intensity
There are two types of conditioning, aerobic and anaerobic. The first is base training and the latter intense intervals. It is best to build your base conditioning with aerobic, before attempting i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 05, 1:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yorkshire
George... Ryun was my hero when I was a miler in high school. I went to high school in Lawndale. I think it was in 1968 that Ryun and Kansas came out here to run against UCLA. The day before the...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 05, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Re: returning from a long trip
If one's goal in life is to string a series a thru hikes together, then it is going to be difficult to re-enter society because the time in society is just enough to plan and execute the next a...

In GEAR » Re-entering society after a long distance hike
November 05, 12:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yorkshire
Rog, Inches vs millimeters... back in the 70's I was a mechanic. All my tools were Imperial. Then with the influx of Japanese cars, I had to purchase a duplicate set of metric tools. Metric ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 05, 9:39am

Re: Re: Proposal for new forum
From a business standpoint, any effort that improves quality and readership is good for the overall condition of the business--- far less expensive than any form of paid advertising or promotion. ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Proposal for new forum
November 05, 9:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Proposal for new forum
g bob, u sund lik 1 dum dern capitolist tipes :).

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Proposal for new forum
November 04, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Yorkshire
Well since I don't speak metric, I had to figure out our average rainfall. It is 144 mm per year. Some years it is zero. Also found out our average summer temperature is 42 C, and 46 C is not u...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 04, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
Aaron, Excellent suggestion to ask the BPL membership for a loaner. Of course it would need to be understood that for longer term testing it is not a short-term loan. If the manufacturer prov...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
November 04, 3:47pm

Re: Scarp 1
Dan, The cross poles and tie outs just add stability. Does not affect interior space. I am 5'11" and I can sit up with room to spare. It is quite spacious inside. Although the interior ...

In GEAR » Scarp 1 First Impressions
November 04, 1:53pm

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