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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: Re: Backpacker mag gear issue
Miguel, Nice article. And you just pushed my Backpacker Magazine hot button. Their articles on specific trails, turn those trails into super highways of hikers, just like you encountered in Japa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
February 28, 2:50am

Re: Re: Base Layer for Sleeping
I sleep in whatever I hike in. Extra clothing is unnecessary weight. +1. You can wash a bag. I do this about once every 10 years.

In GEAR » Base Layer for Sleeping
February 28, 2:24am

Re: anyone?
Greg, PM with offer on the pants. I have a pair worn 2 times. I am going to be out of pocket until Tuesday. So may not respond until Tuesday afternoon. Also have a large tan thorofare shirt i...

In Gear Swap » WTB; ursack, sp litemax, thorofare
February 28, 2:17am

Re: Re: Re: Semi worst-case backup clothing.. How much, if at all?
+1 ben's answer. That is basically what I do. --Mark Ditto.

In GEAR » Semi worst-case backup clothing.. How much, if at all?
February 28, 2:10am

Re: So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May
Not trying to one-up anyone. :) I cannot think of any 3 day loop in California with more varied terrain and views. This is an epic trip of short duration. You just need to make sure you are in g...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May
February 28, 2:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May
Roger, Any time works for me, I have tons of vacation time every year, but limit it to one week at time. I just threw out that weekend, as it requires a minimum of 3 days, plus it really needs t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May
February 28, 2:03am

Re: Smaller Volume ULA pack survey...
35 liter? Just get a GG Murmur. You don't need much a belt, if any. I had a Conduit, and replaced it with a GG Mariposa Plus. Much easier to live out of the GG packs. I sold all my ULA p...

In GEAR » Smaller Volume ULA pack survey...
February 28, 1:56am

Re: Re: Other options?
For most conditions a 8' X 10' tarp does not require a bivy, espcially if for one person only. When my new cuben Nano gets here, along with my Marmot Essence rain jacket I will have good...

In Gear Lists » New to BPL - gear list help
February 28, 1:48am

Re: Solar charging electronics?
Jack, I travel a lot for business. And as a road warrier, I am leading edge with electronics... laptop, Blackberry, iPod, etc. I use the Blackberry as a modem in out of the way places. I have...

In GEAR » Solar charging electronics?
February 28, 1:27am

Re: Re: Backpacker Mag Gear Issue
Miguel, Good points. Actually as a group many here at BPL can be rather dogmatic. I quit reading Backpacker because they got further and further away from my idea of a backpacking focus. Too ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
February 25, 11:33pm

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