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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ice Cream on the PCT
Well Craig, I guess Dr. Atkins was right? As to running 75-100+ miles per week. There are a lot of factors to include terrain, footwear, and most importantly intensity. My son is a fairly well k...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 23, 3:55pm

Re: Best Pack from REI
I would plan carefully and mirror the opions of many others. Your big 3 (pack, shelter, sleep system) are going to be your largest investment in money and weight. For the most part, REI does not...

In GEAR » Best Pack from REI
March 23, 10:53am

Re: Re: dinner
Sarah, Agree, I eat a 2 person meal myself after a long day. I am sure you can quote the nutritional benefits of alternative meals. But for me, on short trips the MH meals are just too simpl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy dinner suggestions - what would you eat?
March 23, 10:48am

Re: Re: Ice Cream on the PCT
+1 Craig And since most developed countries are disconnected from their biology (esp the US), the result is an overweight and out of shape populace resulting in increased health care, social pro...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 23, 10:43am

Aaron -- Re: "So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May"
Aaron, I sent in for the permits last night. But you are more than welcome to join us. Dates are May 29-31 (Sat-Mon). You will need to get your own permits... you need two. You get them fr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » So Cal BPLers - Skyline-PCT-Jo Pond Trip in May
March 23, 3:37am

Re: Easy dinner suggestions - what would you eat?
Simple would be Mtn House. Actually I like the taste, unlike many others here. Spaghetti and lasagna are my favorites. The Chili Mac is okay too. Don't care for the Mac & Cheese.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy dinner suggestions - what would you eat?
March 23, 3:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Up Hills v.s. Downhills and speed
Tom, Brain fart on my part :) I was a miler in the day, and my son is finishing up 4 years of distance running at Cal Poly SLO, so running has been near and dear for many decades.

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 23, 2:56am

Re: Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
Great photo essay. What is really neat about it, is that I felt like I was right there with you.

In Photo Gallery » Mt Whitney Summit Hike: A photo essay
March 22, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Up Hills v.s. Downhills and speed
"Too high of an uphill pace can come back to wipe your race out, especially in distance/ultras." Actually this is true in about any race from 800 meters and up. I have seen many good r...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 22, 1:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Up Hills v.s. Downhills and speed
+1 you have to practice. If you watch elite road racers and cross country runners, they are passing people on the down hills. It takes practice. You actually increase your speed but you have to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Speed Backpacking - why
March 22, 9:49am

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