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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: Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
Greg, This is helpful. My trail runners are sized for thicker socks, so I was thinking I can use them with the 40 Below LE TR overshoes. Also with these, I would not need a thicker insole in my ...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 9:06am

Re: Winter foot system
Doug, Thanks for the feedback. I hope I never see -48!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not anticipate ever going below 0F. I have done many trips in the teens and a few a bit above 0F. If sticking to trails ...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 8:58am

Re: Recommendations on a tarp system
Definitely a 8' X 10' minimum size. You can get silnylon pretty cheap or even make one. A Gossamer Gear SpinnTwiin (spinnaker) is $175 and is a nice piece of gear. Cuben... well it is expen...

In GEAR » Recommendations on a tarp system
September 21, 1:13am

Re: MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow?
@ David L -- Yes I have always done my winter trips solo. Sometimes it is a hassle getting a permit from the ranger, going through the 3rd degree. And I understand the risk. I used to use the Choiu...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
September 21, 1:03am

Re: Re: Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
Joe, Thanks. Yes read it several times. Although the article are a few years old, there is a lot of great information. I am really interested in the 40 Below system.

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 12:37am

Re: Re: Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
>> Have you looked at/considered some Northern Lite snowshoes? Lighter than the MSR I haven't made a decision yet. Still researching. They are one my list.

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 12:33am

Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
Okay, I just posted some questions about shelters, now I need to dial in a LIGHT footwear system. I have a pair of ancient Sherpa brand snowshoes (too heavy and clunky), and will probably get on...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 21, 12:02am

MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
I am planning on doing a lot of snow BPing this winter. For camping on snow with little chance of a snow storm, I am fine with a tarp. I have done many snow trips over the years, but have somewhat ...

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid vs. Scarp 1 for snow? Need feedback, please.
September 20, 11:13pm

Re: Re: Re: New Tim Marshall Epiphany Under Quilt
Thanks, Tim!!

In Gear Swap » New Tim Marshall Epiphany Under Quilt
September 20, 10:45pm

Re: 8 pound base weight
Mike C, Who is your target audience for this work? Why will your book be better/supplement the current offerings? Both are rhetorical questions. Also, you may want to try and stay away from s...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 20, 10:31pm

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