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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: Craig said it
A lot of excellent perspectives from Craig. I think all these categories are silly. Is 4.99 vastly superior to 5.01? It is all about stringing a bunch of single day hikes into a longer trip....

In GEAR » Backpacking Weight Ranks
February 25, 8:39pm

Re: Because I can...
weights? :)

In Chaff » Because I can...
February 25, 4:17pm

Re: As far as REI goes...
It really depends on the REI store. I have found that large ones on So Calif have some very knowledgable people. Other stores like Fontana and Las Vegas are boutiques. The one in Henderson Nevada h...

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 12:00pm

Re: The trail runners
Jeffery, One thing about gear, you always need to try to buy the best quality that is within your budget. And when you are young, there often is not enough disposable income to do it. In the &qu...

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 2:39am

Re: The trail runners
Opps... double post.

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 2:39am

Re: Re: Does fuel expire?
Roger, So these cartridges are okay? They are 25 years old. I think I have the last 6 GAZ GT106 cartridges left in North America. Cartridges weight 5.7 oz and contain 3 1/8 oz of fuel. ...

In GEAR » Does fuel expire?
February 24, 2:18am

Re: New to BPL - gear list help
Jeffry, Okay, lets keep in mind that cost is important. Oh and your big 3 is BIG. The most expensive thing with be a sleeping bag or quilt. Might help to know exactly when and where in the summe...

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 24, 1:46am

Re: math problem
Scott, Maybe the weight is calculated differently, and .8 OSY does not really weigh .8 oz per square yard. But assuming it does, I did the calculation using grams per sq meter, and I came up wit...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 24, 12:15am

Re: Recommended Primitive Survival Course
Gee, the Air Force gave me one for free, plus my monthly pay. :) A lot of the items you mentioned can be self taught with a little practice. If no one comes up with something that peaks your int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recommended Primitive Survival Course?
February 24, 12:05am

Re: Re: "tarp for the beginner tarp camper"
+1 big, cheap 8x10 silnylon tarp. Jardine is/was right. Ditto.

In GEAR » tarp for the beginner tarp camper
February 23, 11:59pm

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