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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: Pants - BPL Thorofare v. Montbell Stretch Windpants & others
Gosh, I sure have different experiences. The Thorofare clothes (shirts & pants), just make me sweat profusely. I find the Rail Rider Adventure Shirt and Eco-mesh pants to be the perfect set-up ...

In GEAR » Pants - BPL Thorofare v. Montbell Stretch Windpants & others
December 09, 6:51pm

Re: Re: ULA Ohm and Torso length
My son is 6'3" and I am 5'11" and we both have size M torso's. The large Ohm was too big for both of us.

In GEAR » ULA Ohm and Torso length
December 08, 12:31am

Best of 2009
1. GG Murmur 2. Nunatak Arc Specialist 3. GG Mariposa Plus - only used it once so far, but looks like it will be the pack to use if I can't get it all into the murmur.

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 07, 8:04pm

Re: unwritten rules
I backpack alone. No buddies is the rule.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unwritten Rules of Backpacking with Buddies
December 07, 7:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Fishing-best choice?
Tom, Back in the day... you mean the days before back country permits and hordes of people? Like hiking up Whitney with no permit required? Yep. When I was young and had no responsibilities o...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 06, 6:01pm

Re: Fishing-best choice?
Tom, Agree on the fishing. Actually in the 1960's (for me) it was possible to make trout a mainstay of your diet in many parts of the Sierras. This is no longer true.

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 06, 10:13am

Last Post on The Subject
To Dean's point, it makes the wife happy... I can't argue that one :) From the little I have read, these devices are not 100% reliable or effective. It depends where you are and under wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 06, 9:59am

Re: Avalanche Transceivers?
"I am still trying to tease out an earlier poster's claim that "mountaineering" is different from "backpacking" in terms of the un/desirability of carrying a SPOT."...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLB's, SPOTS vs. Cutting the Cord
December 05, 6:04pm

Re: Re. Re. Re. Re. Guns
Oh no... not again. I think the mere sight of this thread just triggered H1N1 in my body. I am not feeling well now. :) There is no resolution to the debate, so why would we undertake a task ...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL with a gun?
December 03, 1:15pm

Re: Off-Trail Lightweight Backpacking Philosophy
Haven't changed. I formulated my belief system and approach to life nearly 40 years ago. I haven't 2nd guessed myself or changed much since then.

In Philosophy & Technique » Off-Trail Lightweight Backpacking Philosophy
December 03, 1:03pm

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