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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: Trekking Pole Science
I doubt we can 100% scientifically determine the advantage/disadvantage of trekking poles. Too many variables between individuals. Maybe if we did similar tests on individuals with and withoug pole...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 05, 12:42pm

Re: to be more specific
All we can really discuss is what works best for each individual. What works for me, may not work at all for someone else. All of us might see something that we had not thought about, but would be ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
June 04, 3:40pm

Re: Re: Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
Is life that desperate that saving 10 minutes is that critical???? Roger, this should be right down your alley... industrial engineering. What is the most efficient and productive way to acco...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best Practices: Saving Time in the Morning
June 03, 7:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Simblissity BotSpot - thumbs up or down?
>>For what it's worth, I've tried various shoulder strap mounting methods for bottles including the bungie cords that are on my ULA packs and personally I find it way easier to just r...

In GEAR » Simblissity BotSpot - thumbs up or down?
June 03, 7:28pm

San Jacinto Lost Hiker Found - good read
For those who are familiar with San Jacinto and the Tram, you are not going to believe this story! http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=2303

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » San Jacinto Lost Hiker Found - good read
June 03, 6:21pm

Re: LT4 lock came apart
Dan, This just happened to me a couple weeks ago. I unscrewed one pole too much. I was able to push the pieces back, and had to use a little pressure to get it all the way seated. And then I gen...

In GEAR » LT4 lock came apart
June 03, 4:20pm

Re: SnowPeak LiteMax WindScreen
Sleeping pad if too windy without a wind screen.

In GEAR » SnowPeak LiteMax WindScreen
June 03, 2:07pm

Re: Uintas wilderness Boots or Shoes?
Agree. Use your trail runners.

In GEAR » Uintas wilderness Boots or Shoes?
June 03, 2:06pm

Re: Best storm pitch for flat tarp?
I would go for (and use) the bottom left with an 8' X 10' tarp.

In GEAR » Best storm pitch for flat tarp?
June 03, 2:04pm

Re: Darn odd-ball feet! Help!
Chad, Probably the answer you do not want to hear... If there is a substantial difference in shoe sizes, maybe the best solution is to buy two pairs of shoes with proper sizing for each foot....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Darn odd-ball feet! Help!
June 03, 2:01pm

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