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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: GSMNP: Cosby Backpacking Trip
Enjoyed the report. To me the picture looks like a giant lizard or maybe an alligator.

In Post-Trip Reports » GSMNP: Cosby Backpacking Trip
June 11, 1:51pm

Re: Reflectix
Reflectix makes a special tape for their products. It is one sided. You should be able to get it at Lowes or Home Depot. 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive should work with Reflectix.

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix
June 10, 11:47pm

Re: Grand Canyon, Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop - Memorial Week 2010
Great TR and pictures. Obviously everyone had a lot of fun.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon, Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop - Memorial Week 2010
June 09, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Keg capacity?
Yes, you can boil water almost to the top (at the top and it will boil over. You need to use a little more fuel in the stove, which seems to generate a little higher flame. I do this sometimes when...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg for 2 people?
June 08, 3:37pm

Re: study does not appear to be industry funded
So as they say on Mythbusters, "Plausible."

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 08, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: nice
"Sounds like a pretty good preamble to the constitution for that new government." Maybe. Haven't seen Craig post in awhile. Maybe he took up my suggestion to read Atlas Shrugged......

In Post-Trip Reports » Craig and Nick's Excellent Adventure
June 07, 9:06pm

Re: works for me (and someone else)
I usually pack the Caldera set-up towards the top of my pack, or in a pocket. But have carried it a lot lower, in the pack, with no damage. The Keg is pretty tough.

In GEAR » Caldera Keg for 2 people?
June 07, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Craig and Nick's Excellent Adventure
Tom, No shelter carried. Zero chance of percipitation. Last year I had about the same weight with a poncho/tarp on the same trip. The difference this year were some luxury items I took, which in...

In Post-Trip Reports » Craig and Nick's Excellent Adventure
June 07, 6:49pm

Re: BPL beartooth merino hoody sizing
I am 5'11' and weigh somewhere between 150 and 160. My BPL Merino Hoody is the only small garmet I own. I usually wear large shirts, because I like things loose on me. The small hoody fits ...

In GEAR » BPL beartooth merino hoody sizing
June 07, 11:48am

Re: Caldera Keg for 2 people?
I have a Foster's Keg. Holds about 24 oz of water. Weighs about 3.8 oz. You will need to double the amount of fuel, if two people use it. Will you just boil water, or eat out of the Keg? You co...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg for 2 people?
June 07, 11:44am

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