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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: What our gear says about us...
My gear doesn't talk to me. It must not have anything to say...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 14, 9:56pm

Re: Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
For day hikes I use a Flash 18. It was cheap. I removed the belt. I carry water in Platys. Simple but elegant for me.

In GEAR » Long Torso Daypack suggestions?
January 14, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Why do you go backpacking
My average backpacking trip is exponentially cheaper that a cruise of the same time duration.

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 14, 9:50pm

Re: ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
Reason #32 to leave the phone at home :)

In GEAR » ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
January 14, 9:49pm

Re: Cookie tins for desert food storage
I just keep mine in a cuben sack. Freezer bag for individual meals that will be boiled. Bulk stuff in a large ZipLoc. I just leave it next to my sleeping bag whether sleeping under a tarp or under ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie tins for desert food storage
January 14, 9:46pm

Re: Is mountain biking like snow skiing
"I have always loved snow skiing but the problem is after spring and before the first snow theirs is no where to go, I was wondering if mountain biking would feel this gap?" This may b...

In GEAR » Is mountain biking like snow skiing
January 14, 9:35pm

Re: Pack Color Preferences
I like colors that blend in so no one can see me. This back was custom done for my in the colors I chose. I just hope that it doesn't blend in too much and I can't find it one day.

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 14, 9:32pm

Re: Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
Its been years since I wore liner socks, I have a drawer full of them. The best were a silk blend.

In GEAR » Rayon, poly or nylon for liner socks?
January 14, 9:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
I almost always treat my water. One of my hiking friends grew up in India. He tells me that the village well water was greenish in color. He never treats his water.

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 14, 9:23pm

Re: do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?
Watching the rain. Morning after the rain.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do tarps really open yourself up to the outdoors?
January 14, 9:16pm

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