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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: Stop Playing Dumb
Come on guys... It doesn't matter what forum this thread is in. If you are bothered by it, don't continue to read or post in it. That is simple to do, IMO. There is no need for the pe...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 16, 9:19am

Re: Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
Andy, I don't have the constant wet here in Calif that other locations have. Typically when doing a lot of stream crossings, I am then hiking on dry trails and the mesh quickly dries. Often ...

In GEAR » Is non-waterproof footwear really better?
July 16, 8:48am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Boot/Shoe Recommendations
Jerry, I have to different models of Salomons, one mesh and one Gortex. Fit is identical. In cold weather, wet weather your activity will keep your feet warm and the wetness will dry quickly in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Boot/Shoe Recommendations
July 16, 8:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Boot/Shoe Recommendations
I have the XA Pro 3D (non-gortex) and a pair of XA Pro Comp 4 GTX (which I use for just special kinds of trips). Overall the XA Pros are the best hiking shoe I have ever owned. The Comp 4's are...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Boot/Shoe Recommendations
July 15, 10:52pm

Re: People are ruining backpacking.
Gosh Rich, You sure seem upset. How on earth can other folks' opinions ruin backpacking for you or anyone else? I have been here for a couple of years. Been hiking for decades. Now that m...

In Chaff » People are ruining backpacking.
July 15, 6:41pm

Re: backpacking with non ULers/newbs
>> Do you guys just not hike with people that you can't outfit Yes, or to be more precise I don't provide their gear. So that has limited my group hikes to one hike with one other ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with non ULers/newbs
July 15, 5:42pm

Re: UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
Sure, it can be done. And I can probably to it at most big box sporting goods stores. But once someone has some additional knowledge, most of this gear will no longer be used. There are just too ma...

In GEAR » UL REI STYLE - Yes it CAN Be Done
July 14, 9:05pm

Re: Potlifter for Heineken Kegs?
I use a Trail Designs silicone band on the middle part or a glove.

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Kegs...New shape?
July 12, 10:11pm

Re: Saving time for hiking
So what is the hurry? I can easily do 20+ miles per day, and cook both breakfast and dinner. Those "leisurely" meals are part of the fun for me. I also manage to take a few rest breaks du...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Saving time for hiking
July 12, 10:09pm

Re: Re: bogus versus good info on nutrition
@ Miguel - congratulations on resolving part of your situation with diet. I think we rely to heavily on drugs to help us stay/get healthy, but of course they are helpful/neccessary at times. You...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT bear canister advice: pack low volume food!
July 03, 11:59am

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