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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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Another one of my rants from last year...
How to start a forest fire

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 15, 6:05pm

Re: Heinlein
"Specialization is for insects." Love it!

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 2:53pm

Re: Sell me your crash pad
Generation gap. To me a crash pad is someone's place you can always unannounced to sleep. Sorry, I don't have the new generation crash pad. Just couldn't resist :)

In Gear Swap » Sell me your crash pad
May 15, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Re: article
I know, it can be very difficult. When my kids were small we did a lot of family camping and I got in a good deal of backpacking. Kids being in sports and other activities really compound matters t...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 12:42pm

Re: Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
Great article!! I think it is the same in day-to-day life. Many people are great at one thing, which usually is their job. Gone are the days that most people could fix their car, make home repai...

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 11:07am

Re: article
I suppose the all comes down to balance in your life. Some people are overwhelmed with work and family obligations, which makes time outdoors secondary. Others work time outdoors into their week, w...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 10:53am

Re: Re: "So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?"
Here's the answer... To get to the other side of the road. Simple :)

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 5:24pm

Recommended Sleeping Pads -- Guide for Men
Age <21 = Sleep on ground 21-30 = 1/8" foam pad 31-40 = 1/4" foam pad 41-50 = 3/8" foam pad 51-60 = ProLite or similar self-inflator 60+ = NeoAir or anything you...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
May 14, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: White
"So why do the Bedouin wear black in the desert?" Who knows, and why would we assume it is for weather protection. Might be tradition, ancient beliefs, the only dye available, doesn...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 14, 11:54am

Re: Dri ducks
"At $20 they are practically disposable though" And there is another thread on being a conscious buyer too... ;)

In GEAR » Rain jacket pick-a-mix
May 14, 10:23am

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