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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: Intensity
>> I'll bet you'd find we have a lot in common Yep. I just like to stir the pot. Upper management in my company has learned NOT to ask my opinion, unless they really want to know w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 08, 9:09pm

Re: Nice!
Mike, I have never gotten hip or shoulder strap bottle systems to work for me. They get in the way and are just a plain pain in the you-know-what. Also, I have never really had a pack that was c...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus ?
November 07, 10:43pm

Re: Re: Intensity
Holy Moly, Tom and I agree!! The science of running can get very technical, but lets look at some high level theories. Lets take a distance runner who will be in training for several months. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 07, 10:36pm

Re: water bottles
One thing I really dislike about the Plus is that long pocket, because I have nothing to really put there that is long. Here is a picture of what I did one one trip. My first water source of th...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus ?
November 07, 9:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ever heard the barn of seamus
This issue seems to be bit of an internet chicken and egg thing, with some people arguing as you are and others arguing like me - there doesn't seem to be any testing or research to support eit...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 07, 8:06pm

Re: Pyramid Tarp / Tent
Agree with Craig's comments about Ryan's website. I guess ultimately it comes down to how well you can live in your shelter. Pyramids are not new, going back to the Native American Te...

In GEAR » Pyramid Tarp / Tent
November 07, 7:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Yorkshire
by weather I meant "climategate" :) We talk about weather all the time, especially when it is 70F-80F here in the winter, and the majority of our country is fighting snowstorms and rel...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 05, 4:06pm

Re: Training & Workout
>> Unfortunately, they are hard as hell to do. >> Exactly Chris. Thanks for pointing that out. There are lots of methods to do both which do not require running. I prefer to j...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training & Workout
November 05, 2:46pm

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

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