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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: Flash 18
I tend to use this one a lot too. I have lighter packs, but they are too big.

In GEAR » Fast and Light Daypack
October 28, 6:38pm

Re: Re: Hiking without cushioning
Brian, Some well thought out comments. Shoes are indeed a personal thing. I suspect that many people wear shoes that are too small. I also think that perhaps we sometimes over think the shoe thi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 26, 11:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re but at what price?
Tom, We will never resolve this in Chaff. I guess the bottom line is that I believe that man, on an individual level, is a noble creature; ...and most others buy into William Golding'...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 26, 1:24am

Re: Re: Re: Hiking without cushioning
I agree with Craig 100% on everything he said, to include the 5 fingers. There are two points here... cushioning (soft) and thickness of soles which does not have to be soft. I like racing flats...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking without cushioning
October 25, 11:59pm

Re: List of Big Hiking Trails on Earth?
I have heard that Backpacker magazine has a database of thousands of hikes.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » List of Big Hikes on Earth?
October 25, 10:16am

Re: portable charger
Mike, That solves the problem with devices that do not charge through the USB port. But you would have to bring it along with the nPower PEG for the OP's original question should a person ha...

In GEAR » nPower PEG- energy form motion
October 25, 10:14am

Re: nPower PEG- energy from motion
Deleted: double post.

In GEAR » nPower PEG- energy form motion
October 25, 2:46am

Re: nPower PEG- energy from motion
12 oz is heavy. Max storage is 1000mAh. My Blackberry battery weighs 1 oz and has a 1400mAh capacity. So I could carry 12 batteries for the same weight. My Cannon SD1200IS camera battery weig...

In GEAR » nPower PEG- energy form motion
October 25, 2:46am

Re: The Carbon Flame War
De Beers ------------------------------------------------------------ As I stated earlier, "No coercive monopoly has ever been created or could be created in a free market economy. Ever...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 24, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Carbon Flame: NPR Juan Change Policy
I view a lot of these highly paid "journalists" as entertainers, not intellectuals. What they say is often influenced by market share and personal income. It is not what Juan says that...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 24, 6:14pm

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