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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: Did you feel that!?
Ho Hum... I've lived in Calif most of my life. Been through a lot of 'big' ones. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

In Chaff » Did you feel that!?
January 09, 9:42pm

Re: Pack Cover for ULA
Many years ago I used rain covers on my Kelty and Gregory packs. For the most part they were a pain to use. They cover everything and make access to the outer pockets a pain in the butt. Even wi...

In GEAR » Pack Cover for ULA
January 08, 11:01pm

Re: "Footwear for hiking in sand"
I have no previous experience wit GoreTex footwear. I bought the Salamon GoreTex to experiment with snow conditions. I don't have problems with hot feet. For many years I tramped around deserts...

In GEAR » Footwear for hiking in sand
January 08, 10:50pm

Re: Footwear for hiking in sand
I really don't do anything special for lots of sand. Usually wearing the footwear that currently in favor with me. If you are talking about sand in places other than a beach, I normally wear...

In GEAR » Footwear for hiking in sand
January 08, 4:16pm

Re: Sunday Afternoon Shades
Dan, Do you need glasses just to read? I do. I have a pair of Maui Jim bifocal sunglasses. The lower section is not perscription, but reader maginfying type. The work well for me and I can l...

In GEAR » Sunday Afternoon Shades
January 07, 11:10pm

Re: Re: Paleolithic food for long distance hikes
>> With that diet, don't you have to club your own food? Nah, Ryan Jordan recently reviewed the tool needed. :) Sorry, I couldn't resist. Lets not go crazy over the comment... P...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleolithic food for long distance hikes
January 07, 10:00pm

Re: Great report
>> I think the guys at Gossamer gear owe you a special treat for using alot of there gear. :) Peter, I know your comment was "tongue in cheek." Thanks for the kind words. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 9:57pm

Re: Re: 4 day loop at Lake Mead
Jang-Tian, Very little water in the desert, unlike you River Tracing trip where it looks like there is too much water :) ----------------------------------------------------- And before an...

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 7:35pm

Re: Another sign of Big Horn Sheep
James, I do a lot of desert hiking and the sheep are elusive. I saw a total of 9 of them on this trip. I was jazzed!! Saw a lot of these coffee beans too :)

In Post-Trip Reports » 4 day loop at Lake Mead
January 07, 6:20pm

Re: River tracing and hot spring in Taiwan
Jang-Tian, Wow, that is some beautiful scenery. Looked like all had a wonderful time.

In Post-Trip Reports » River tracing and hot spring in Taiwan
January 07, 11:46am

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