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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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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

Re: Jam, Peak, or Lite-Speed Pack
+2 for the Murmur.

In GEAR » Jam, Peak, or Lite-Speed Pack
May 11, 5:57pm

Re: "Shots of the Week: May 3 - May 9"
"Man! Those are some RED rocks. I really like the contrast against the desert shrub and soil, beautiful stuff" Good thing nature is a good architect, because I am a poor photographer.

In Photo Gallery » Shots of the Week: May 3 - May 9
May 11, 4:23pm

Re: Catch trout - no skills, cheap gear
Most areas of the High Sierras only allow a single barbless artifical lure. Makes it hard for a novice to catch fish. Probably the best set up for you would be a minature spinning reel and section ...

In Fishing » Catch trout - no skills, cheap gear
May 11, 1:16am

Red Rock Canyon Nevada

In Photo Gallery » Shots of the Week: May 3 - May 9
May 11, 12:22am

Re: "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
I thought it was an interesting article, and I don't support either camp 100%. Sort of like the posts we see here on BPL, "What is the best ________ ?" There is no best. Some thing...

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
May 06, 11:31pm

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