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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
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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1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
Don't know if anyone already shared this story. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38451965/ns/us_news-life/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 1 dead, 2 injured in Montana bear attack
July 28, 11:04pm

Re: "simple" life
Keep in mind that your dream job may not be what you trained and planned for. I started as an auto mechanic. Still in the automotive field, but mostly build software applications and do instruction...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 28, 10:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit Stoves
>> Esbit (hexamine) is a precurser used in making a high explosive and may trip 'sniffer' alarms at airports. That could be inconvenient. LOL. I can imagine that after being thrown...

In GEAR » Esbit Stoves
July 27, 1:26pm

Re: Re: Another way for heavier folks to lighten their load
I have seen many posts about light equipment turn into "you need to lose weight" threads. I am sure that those who could lose a few pounds are aware of it, and don't need someone to t...

In GEAR » Lightweight & Durable Rain / Wind gear -- What's available in size "Fat" XXL
July 27, 1:13pm

Re: Re: Goes both ways
But really, money is a poor thing to *save*, as it has no value in and of itself. http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/index.php?news=1826

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 27, 1:45am

Re: Trail Designs Caldera Cone Customer Service
Ah... the cottage industry. They are the best. And Rand is especially helpful, considering the profit margin on each kit is not much compared to a pack, quilt, or shelter.

In GEAR » Trail Designs Caldera Cone Customer Service
July 23, 7:33pm

Re: Camp Shoe Recommendations
Well if you must.... Flip flops. That is what I use when camping with our tent trailer.

In GEAR » Camp Shoe Recommendations
July 23, 7:31pm

Re: RE: "How do you save money and live a simple life?"
The OP expressed his desire to save money AND live a simple life. My contrarian post indicated that I did not want to live a simple life. As to money, it is just a simple method used to exchange...

In Chaff » How do you save money and live a simple life?
July 23, 12:55pm

Re: Gotta vote thumbs-down on Marmot Essence
Thomas, You make some good points about the Essence. Here in California, rain gear is mostly just in case it rains. If I wear it over a T shirt, my arms really feel clamy and makes the rest of m...

In GEAR » Best Sub-10 oz rain jacket
July 23, 1:32am

Re: 9.5 oz nixed from a GoLite pack!
Hmm.... Should have just bought a Murmur. Same volume counting the pockets. Weight savings of 10 oz over your modified pack. :)

In GEAR » 9.5 oz nixed from a GoLite pack!
July 22, 6:16pm

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