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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: 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

"Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
Interesting article. http://running.competitor.com/2010/05/features/but-is-it-faster_9784

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
May 05, 9:16pm

Re: The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
I think a lot of rangers are just trying to help people. They cannot really judge how experienced the hiker is. And if they discourage you, and you are not sure of your skill, you might take their ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The NPS, backcountry permits, and "excessively dangerous hikes"
April 29, 1:18am

Re: Hot weather(70-100F) shirt
Depends on whether you need protection from UL (sun burns), or just keep cool. I usually wear a Rail Riders Eco-Speed-T shirt. I have a dark complexion and rarely need to worry about sun burns, but...

In GEAR » Hot weather(70-100F) shirt
April 29, 1:01am

Re: Hot Weather Socks
I wouldn't have gotten the GTX Boots, unless there is a reason besides hiking. I live in the desert where temps often go above 120F. When I used to wear leather boots, a silk liner sock unde...

In GEAR » Hot Weather Socks
April 27, 12:04am

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