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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: Desert Flowers are fading away
That tortise was big. I would guess at least 12" long. Don't see many of them anymore. They are on the "threatened" list, which is just below endangered.

In Photo Gallery » Desert Flowers are fading away
April 11, 10:31pm

Desert Flowers are fading away
Some pictures from this weekend around the SE corner of JTNP and BLM land south of that.

In Photo Gallery » Desert Flowers are fading away
April 11, 8:08pm

Re: How much water do you need
Agree... it varies by individual. In really hot weather, pick your definition, wearing long sleeved shirt, a wide brim hat, and for some long pants will help reduce the need for water, and protect ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How much water do you need
April 11, 7:43pm

Re: Suggestions from a newb. It's worth what you paid for it.
I have heard that the Cogate Wisp does not last long at all. An alternative is a finger toothbrush. Agree on the the Photon. But I see no need for a 2nd one. I have had one on my car key chain f...

In Gear Lists » 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
April 09, 1:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
They are in a little plastic envelope that some screws came in. Won't register on my digital scale.

In Gear Lists » Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
April 09, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
Justin, I have 4 "sacks" - Pack Liner - Small cuben sack for 1st aid - Small cuben sack for small items - Cuben food sack or other in bear country First aid kit in cuben sack (....

In Gear Lists » Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
April 09, 10:04am

Re: Re: Re: not a bad thing
Mike, Yes and no. It would be good to see more people leading active lives, and reducing the crisis we have in the U.S. with obesity and associated problems related to inactivity. But to be ...

In On the Web » Everest anyone ?
April 09, 1:00am

Re: Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
Justin, Actually a nice gear list!! A GG Murmur weighs 6.8 oz in without some of the extras and is same capacity as your ArcTeryx. - Savings = almost 11 oz. I don't like the Z-Lite pa...

In Gear Lists » Summer/3 Season-ish Gear List V.2
April 08, 11:42pm

Re: Re: Re: 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
"Way to use the fine toothed comb Nick. I would be interested in you tearing mine apart." Justin, I really don't consider myself a 'subject matter expert' on all kinds o...

In Gear Lists » 3-season GEAR LIST (assistance)
April 08, 10:48pm

Re: not a bad thing
"I don't think its a bad thing that everest is crowded now, or other backpacking areas for that matter." Disagree big time.

In On the Web » Everest anyone ?
April 08, 5:02pm

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