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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: Mapping Software for a Mac ?
I bought a MacBook Pro last year. But I needed to use Excel for Windows (I build Excel for Windows VBA applications and the object model is a little different than Excel for Mac), and Quicken for W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
January 03, 10:40pm

Re: Old Guys Backpacking
I'm not old yet. But a NeoAir that is under 16 ounces has trumped 4 ounce foam pads the past couple of years.

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 03, 10:31pm

Re: Boise
+1 Boise is wonderful!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
January 03, 10:23pm

Re: Naughty list....
The Bureau of Reclamation US Army Corp of Engineers Congress pork barrel programs Stove "experts" who demonstrate stoves sitting on duff, dry leaves, wood, dry grass and other fl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
January 03, 10:22pm

Re: Can anyone help a new self published author out?
Matt, I don't want to be negative, so I'll just be straight forward. The book is available in the Kindle version for $0.99 -- pretty inexpensive, and if I thought it might be somewhat in...

In On the Web » Wanna help a new self published author out?
November 18, 9:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
Dave, my main shelter is a Hexamid. I use a dedicated Ruta Locura 4 section carbon fiber pole for it. Same for my TrailStar.

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 8:59pm

Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Where I mostly hike (deserts), I go through a lot of water because I sweat a lot.I probably sweat less than most who hike in deserts because I am acclimated to it. I have tried all kinds of elec...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 8:43pm

Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
I tried trekking poles for a couple years and generally vehemently dislike them. I often take a hiking staff, usually on more leisurely trips. Really doesn't help, except when I substitute i...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 8:26pm

Re: Water Strategy
The best answer is probably, you will have to determine what works best for your physiology. Over time you will figure out what works for you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 8:31pm

Globe Trotter
Jim, Yes it is. I have two of them. I have about 6 of the 1/2 height canisters left. Also have some of the full size ones too. BTW, a Svea 123 fits into the two Globe Trotter cups perfectly!!...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 7:32pm

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