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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: backcountry coffee
Of course I don't take the whole jar. I'm not a coffee snob. Heck I even like instant oatmeal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
October 29, 12:21am

7a
To keep your chocolate from melting in your pack during the day, wrap your down insulation around it.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 29, 12:12am

Re: Re: Whaa? "Aluminized cuben" ?
"Just wanted to drop-in really quick and let you know that I will be testing out an aluminized cuben fiber shelter next month throughout Death Valley and the Mojave Desert." I spend co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
October 28, 11:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Whaa? "Aluminized cuben" ?
It sounds like the aluminum is sandwiched between other layers, so lamination may not be a problem.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
October 28, 11:03pm

Re: First Lightweight Pack
First you need to finalize all your gear as much as possible. Measure the weight and volume, take into consideration a bear canister if you will be using one. Now assemble all the food and water yo...

In GEAR » First Lightweight Pack
October 28, 7:45am

Re: Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
I have eaten instant oatmeal for breakfast on just about every trip for over 40 years. I never tire of it. I buy it by the case - all flavors. People in 3rd world countries have repetitive diets an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 28, 7:27am

Re: Re: Re: poluticians
I like it.

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 5:29pm

Rocket Propelled Grenades
I thought of that, but RPG doesn't seem to fit the discussion. Oh well, I am still trying to figure out why people text.What do I know?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 26, 11:48pm

Re: Trail RPG
What on earth are we discussing?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 26, 11:22pm

Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
""At some point, the wiser and more pragmatic course of action is to take responsibility for the unhappiness in yourself and your life, ...."" Gee whiz. Marcos is one of my f...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 26, 11:20pm

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