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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: 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

Re: State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
Ray did a great job, IMO. We really need to remember that this is JUST a SOTMR, not a comprehensive review, based on the criteria that Ray/BPL established. So take a look at what is out there...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
November 04, 12:56pm

Re: big sky wins!!!
>> as a side note this review is serious gold for big sky in marketing Hmm... don't you have to be a paying BPL member to read the article? If so, no big benefit to them.

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Two-Person Double-Wall Tents (2010)
November 04, 3:38am

Re: STABILicers vs MICROspikes
I really like my microspikes. However, the TSA did NOT like them at all.

In GEAR » STABILicers vs MICROspikes
November 04, 1:15am

Re: Scarp 1 First Impressions
>> But I kept thinking....you still have green grass? Doesn't everyone? My grass looks like this year round. However, here is the winter view from my front yard. O...

In GEAR » Scarp 1 First Impressions
November 03, 6:49pm

Re: Re-entering society after a long distance hike
As usual, I have a contraian view. I have done two 6-month trips (many, many years ago) and many multiple week trips. For me; you just accept the fact that the adventure is finished. To be hone...

In GEAR » Re-entering society after a long distance hike
November 03, 6:14pm

Scarp 1 First Impressions
As was discussed a while back, I purchased this tent for winter camping only. Yesterday I decided to set it up and seal the seams. Just thought I would share some first impressions. The workmanship...

In GEAR » Scarp 1 First Impressions
November 03, 6:00pm

Re: Re: What do you do for a living
I work for the leading global provider of outsourced business solutions for the automotive industry. What that means is that I help businesses improve their operational efficiency, employee prod...

In Chaff » What do you do for a living
November 02, 11:33pm

Re: Re: hills
>> You just have to do what you can do, and keep at it. Excellent advice. Most of us aren't athletes, we are hikers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
November 01, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Training & Workout
I agree with the last few posters. Just change your life style with daily exercise, which can just be walking for an hour or two every day. On days you don't have to go to work, you might want ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 01, 11:34pm

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