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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: @ Nick
Hey, I can dream, can't I? Absolutely! Can you imagine going into REI and getting a MLD, SM, TT shelter; or a Nanatek or EE quilt, right of the shelf with all the diferrent options availa...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 24, 4:48pm

Re: REI NEEDS TO SELL REAL UL GEAR!
Namely, SMD Gatewood Cape Not enough demand to stock it in their stores. And if it did sell well, Ron could not keep up with the demand, REI would want it made sturdier (and heavier) so they...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 24, 4:42pm

Re: Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
I can't think of any, unless it was easy to get to a trailhead and I needed to run there to obtain additional help for another person. Good thing with UL gear is that you can run with your back...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Under what conditions would you abandon your gear?
March 24, 2:47pm

Re: different perspective
The Google search works well and you can also pick a date period. Building a better forum search function may not be a high priority for BPL. It probably does not generate enough money from memb...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Search this site with Google
March 24, 9:55am

Re: Don't take it the wrong way.
You cannot eat wealth. A good part of wealth is tied up in tangible things like buildings, infrastructure, etc. A lot of Japan's businesses cannot operate to produce what they need right now. O...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Helping Japan
March 23, 11:47pm

Re: satire.
Roger, I enjoy a good joke too, but not at the expense of a person or group. Satire is wonderful if done in good taste. The US is a very wealth country, and there is a large disparity between...

In Chaff » THE WRATH of the Almighty - Mark My Words!!
March 23, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Ha Ha
Good is the greatest enemy of Great

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 23, 11:08am

Re: Re: Re: Again, wow
"this is coming from somebody whose REI membership number has only six digits" Maybe he can get us 6-digit people and extra discount, or even have scales installed in all the new store...

In GEAR » Friendly expertise on camping. Please READ!!
March 23, 12:18am

Re: satire.
Konrad, My point is that people ARE offended by the use of these terms, and Ben decides not to take ownership of that. To him, it's "satire", it's not bowing to those "PC&...

In Chaff » THE WRATH of the Almighty - Mark My Words!!
March 23, 12:09am

Re: Epitaph for Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
Richard, A circular reference is much preferable to a "Unrecoverable Application Error" or a "General Protection Fault" (for us old-timers).

In GEAR » Cuben - The 422 mm hydrostatic head dirty little secret
March 22, 11:38pm

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