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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: Dreaming big, and was given a chance
Great story. But becoming a gear tester will probably add pounds to your base weight :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Dreaming big, and was given a chance
April 21, 1:34am

Re: Re: gear.
And, finally, on the issue of the tarp, I'm not quite there yet. It's hard to get over the psychological hurdle of giving up four walls and a floor, but I'll certainly keep this in mind...

In Gear Lists » New to Forums: Gear List
April 21, 1:31am

Re: Thoughts on long distance food
Craig, No nutritional expertise here. But some thoughts. The MH Mac & Cheese is one of their highest calorie meals, also the heaviest at 6.8 oz. The MH Chili Mac with Beef is 4.8 oz and 290 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Thoughts on long distance food
April 19, 7:01pm

Re: Death Valley NP
Sean, I suck at photography. But I bet if you got closer to that verbenia and did a "carpet" shot, it would be awesome. Also, I think 88F is perfect hiking conditions :)

In Photo Gallery » Death Valley NP
April 18, 11:46pm

Re: Re: No Cook Trips
Bob, I agree with you. But there is nothing wrong with cookless. I have done it many times. However, it seems that the extra weight of palatable ( <--- key word here for me) of cookless food ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Cook Trips
April 18, 9:53pm

Re: "Shots of the Week: Apr. 11 - 17"
Bill, That is a cool picture.

In Photography » Shots of the Week: Apr. 11 - 17
April 18, 9:49pm

Re: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: "Space Alien Invasion."
Beam me up Scotty?

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 15, 12:26pm

Re: Choosing to hike in the rain
If I plan a trip, I go. But rain in California is not as heavy as other places. I do have to be careful in deserts due to the possibilty of flash floods. But it is unlikely that I will see 7 days o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Choosing to hike in the rain
April 15, 9:20am

Re: First Aid / Personal Care / Gear Repair
Wow, that is a lot of 1st aid stuff. Have you ever used any of it? I have been bacpacking solo for 40+ years and have only used Moleskin for blisters (now use Leukotape - rarely needed with since c...

In Gear Lists » First Aid / Personal Care / Gear Repair / Survival Kit
April 15, 7:30am

Re: Re, Re, Re, Re. Re, Re, Re, Space Alien Invasion
Don't worry about the invasion. We will probably destroy ourselves first.

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 15, 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