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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: WTB Mariposa plus or Conduit
Chris, Sorta different packs. The ULA Ohm is closer in size to the Mariposa Plus and both have frames. The Conduit is a little smaller in volume and has no frame.

In Gear Swap » WTB Mariposa plus or Conduit
July 16, 2:10pm

Re: Ankle Injuries
Jeff, Agreed. When I was in high school, I was prone to sprained ankles as a basketball player. I had to tape them and was the only guy on the team to wear high-tops (in those days the Converse ...

In GEAR » Research on foot/ankle injuries vs footwear choice
July 16, 2:00pm

Re: Research on foot/ankle injuries vs footwear choice
I think that instead of focusing on footwear, we should look at the hiker. - How heavy is the pack? - How agile is the hiker? - What kind of physical condition is the hiker in? - What a...

In GEAR » Research on foot/ankle injuries vs footwear choice
July 16, 2:42am

Sold
Sold to Brett.

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Ohm large
July 16, 2:20am

Re: WTB: ULA Ohm large
I have a new Ohm. Never used. Large with medium belt and hip pockets. $150 includes shipping CONUS. PM me. I can handle payment with PayPal. I bought it for my son several months ago. He is awa...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ULA Ohm large
July 16, 1:03am

Re: backpacking with my wife
Slow pace. On uphills, ask frequently enough if she would like to rest. Assure her that there are no creatures around to hurt either of you. Before sitting down for a rest, visibly look aroun...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with my wife
July 10, 1:04pm

Re: Sleeping bag for Algonquin Park, Canada
Predicting the weather is tough. But 30F should be fine. If you buy it ahead of time and the temps are unseasonably cold, just wear your insulation layers to sleep in. Many of us have several bags/...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag for Algonquin Park, Canada
July 08, 2:16pm

Re: The FIve Finger Flow
Gary, I have a pair of the KSO's and they don't get soggy at all. Most of the uppers are mesh material. I also tried the Iniji socks per Vibram's recommendation and did not like t...

In GEAR » The FIve Finger Flow
July 08, 1:52am

Re: Guy Lines for MLD Poncho/Tarp
Ryan, When using an A-frame configuration, 18" - 24" for sides & corners should be about right. Your ridge lines should probably be around 10' each. The trick with a tarp is to...

In GEAR » Guy Lines for MLD Poncho/Tarp
July 08, 1:15am

Re: Saucony Shay XC Flat
Adrian, I wouldn't worry about the uppers, they will outlast the soles!! I have pretty muched switched to the racing flats for almost all my hiking all of this year. Just make sure you get u...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
July 08, 12:31am

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