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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: Re: Re: Running vs. Climbing Thoughts...
"There have been attempts to use running in this way, Chariots of Fire, Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner come to mind, but they have never quite caught the public's imagination the way...

In Other Activities » Running vs. Climbing Thoughts...
May 19, 9:02am

Re: Running vs. Climbing Thoughts...
If you are interested in distance running, Solinsky's race is a must see. http://preview.tinyurl.com/25mzjbj American distance running has fallen off the world scene over the past 40 year...

In Other Activities » Running vs. Climbing Thoughts...
May 18, 10:24am

Re: "My son just won the Big West Conference 10K"
Actually very few people can even make a living running. Big races like the Boston Marathon and other high profile races throughout the world have sizable purses. The 2010 Boston winners (M/F) got ...

In Other Activities » My son just won the Big West Conference 10K
May 18, 2:09am

Runner wins Palos Verdes Marathon wearing VFF
Patrick Sweeny in 2:37.14 http://tiny.cc/1lw11

In Other Activities » Runner wins Palos Verdes Marathon wearing VFF
May 18, 12:53am

My son just won the Big West Conference 10K
A little bragging... This past Friday my son, Joe, won the Big West Conference 10K title with a time of 30:58. He came in 5th in 5K on Saturday with a time of 14:45, almost a minute slower than ...

In Other Activities » My son just won the Big West Conference 10K
May 18, 12:45am

Re: The Kern
Forks of the Kern. It is about 50 miles above Lake Isabella. Round trip hike about 10 miles, unless you want to go further. Little over 1,000 feet hike down from Lloyd Meadows Trail Head. You will ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bakersfield, CA
May 16, 10:59pm

Re: cuben packs
I think I read on Zpacks website that a cuben pack will last for one long thru hike.

In GEAR » Searching for an UL pack
May 13, 10:01pm

Re: Re: Not all blue pads are created equal?
Ben, I think I might be old. I will be 60 in a few months. I normally use a GG NightLight Torso pad, or a trimed ThinLight 3/8" pad. Ocassionally if I haven't slept outdoors in a while ...

In GEAR » UL Pad for rock-hard-uneven-ground-loving warm sleeper
May 13, 9:56pm

Re: Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
Before I joined BPL, I looked at many. BPL fit my needs. Unique community and a focus on light. This is the only BPing site I frequent. I also have a pop-up trailer and frequent a site specific ...

In Chaff » Practical Backpacking: Does anyone use it?
May 12, 11:30pm

Re: Searching for an UL pack
8lbs FSO? Why do you need a hipbelt, especially a padded one? A GG Murmur or a minimal Zpack should do just fine.

In GEAR » Searching for an UL pack
May 12, 11:13pm

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