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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
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: How do you pack a frameless pack?
Jang-Tian, I apoligize for the improper use of your name. Now you taught me something. The spinnaker material is pretty tough. But not good for abrasive surfaces, such as dragging it across r...

In GEAR » How do you pack a frameless pack?
June 08, 10:44pm

Re: Ex Officio
>> Wow, the ex officio shirts look really nice. They have ones that are 20% poly 80% nylon and ones that are 50% poly and 50% nylon. Not sure which would be better. I'm assuming the 50% p...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 10:20pm

Re: Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
Thanks for all the feedback so far. Jim, I plan on wearing my BPL Merino Hoody, which matches your suggestion of one inside the other, so I think I am on the right track here. Lynn, I suspect...

In GEAR » Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
June 08, 8:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sandals
Raphi, No need to debate :) We all have our likes and dislikes. So we share what works for us, and that often does not work for others. The other consideration is that I never have foot probl...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
June 08, 8:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re re Railriders
Sid, Yes it does. Plus it has loops to hold rolled up sleeves in place. Overall a really nice shirt. I also have a favorite Ex Officio shirt similar to the Madison River Shirt. Not sure of th...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 8:31pm

Re: Re: How do you pack a frameless pack?"
Jang, I like the GG packs with the outside sleeves. This way, the pad is always tight in the sleeves providing some support no matter what is inside the pack bag. You just need to make sure the ...

In GEAR » How do you pack a frameless pack?
June 08, 8:15pm

Re: This picture made me go lightweight
We don't know if that is how he always carries the pack, or if it was just a temporary thing.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This picture made me go lightweight
June 08, 3:50pm

Re: Re: Re re Railriders
Rick, I can deal with the BPL pants, although the light color are see through when they get wet. The shirt, I cannot handle at all. It works okay in cooler weather, but the BPL Merino Hoody p...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 3:49pm

Re: What volume pot for 1 person in the winter?
Matt, I will defer to James and others on winter snow melting. I have done a lot of it, because I am older than most people here, but am far from an expert. In my experience, I have had to me...

In Gear Lists » Beginner needs gear list advice on solo PCT section hike
June 08, 3:44pm

Peter, you are forcing me to take an unplanned trip in the area this summer. It has been a while since I was on the JMT, due to the hordes, but I am beginning to realise how much I enjoy it up ther...

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
June 08, 1:59pm

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