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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: Too many shelter options-I need to focus!
Get rid of the bug nets and the nano is the lightest and most versatile shelter in you collection. You live in calif, so bugs are not an issue IMO :)

In GEAR » Too many shelter options-I need to focus!
August 25, 3:30pm

Re: update harness on old old kelty pack?
I have a couple old Kelty externals. What is light? Have you weighed it? To answer your question, you might be able to get replacements/upgrades through Kelty. A16 used to make replacement/upgra...

In Make Your Own Gear » update harness on old old kelty pack?
August 19, 3:31pm

breaking free... start by hiking simply
Looks like this great thread has lost steam. So here are some thoughts... It is my belief that most people need to be productive, and for many this means working. I like to work. And I shall con...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 17, 3:29am

Re: Is a bivy necessary with a tarp?
For me... Tarp ~ 5' X 8' requires a bivy. Tarp ~ 8' X 10' does not require a bivy. A large ~ 8' X 10' cuben tarp is going to be lighter than almost all smaller tarp...

In GEAR » Is a bivy necessary with a tarp?
August 16, 1:04pm

Re: Wish List - One item Only
Invest the money. You have gotten by without "stuff."

In GEAR » Wish List - One item Only
August 10, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Re: PCT Pants
+1 on the Rail Riders.

In GEAR » PCT Pants
August 10, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Living Simple or Simply Living?
> I'd like to pose a question about people's ideas of what it means to live simply: why is it always assumed that living simply and self-reliance mean that an individual ought to live al...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 06, 12:45pm

Re: Re: you sound just like Thoreau
American Transcendentalism is a religion, and part of the aftermath of the Great Awaking of the early 18th century. During the late 18th and 19th century, we see hundreds of sects and utopian socie...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 06, 11:24am

Re: re: tattoos
Tatoos are non-functional weight added to the FSO :)

In Chaff » Hiking related Tatoo's
August 06, 10:17am

Re: you sound just like Thoreau
Yes I do sound like Thoreau. I am a champion of individualism. My focus is on the rational self-interest of the individual. T & E urged people to become thinkers by studying nature, history...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
August 06, 3:53am

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