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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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Asics Piranha SP
I saw these and just had to have them. Size 5.3 oz on my scale. Size 9 stated at 4.8 oz. Incredibly light you think you are not wearing shoes at all. Going to test them on a 60 mile hike this we...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
May 20, 5:47pm

Re: Re: fight fire with fire, anyone?
Depends on who Ruch Limbaugh is and why he might be of interest. Never heard of him before... Lynn, He is an entertainer; a radio talk show host (largest audience in the U.S.) He is a conse...

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 20, 5:36pm

Re: not again.
"please. it's been done to death (pun intended) already, very recently. actually, done to death TWICE. please not again." I know... folks think they can change the point of...

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 20, 12:26am

Re: Re: Re: Anybody interested in my older -40dF down bag ?
You have to read the comment a second time. He is actually stating that the bag is a good deal, based on the two 0F bags he owned.

In Gear Swap » Anybody interested in my older -40dF down bag ??
May 19, 7:52pm

Re: Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
"The measure is included in a popular bill imposing new restrictions on credit card companies." So what do guns in NPs have to do with credit card restrictions? Forget the gun vs no...

In Chaff » Guns in parks?.... maybe soon!
May 19, 7:47pm

Re: UPF rating/sun-protectiveness of wool garments
I have an 'elusive' BLP Hoody. It is almost the perfect garment. I was really surprised that is was acceptable for temperatures up to 85F. The biggest concern is probably how well it wil...

In GEAR » UPF rating/sun-protectiveness of wool garments
May 19, 11:05am

Re: Beginner Backpack
Since you are just starting, start out light. You can get a Gossamer Gear Murmur for $80 or The North Face Rucksack for $35. Inexpensive running shoes for under $50. You can make a stove yourself f...

In GEAR » Beginner Backpack
May 19, 10:50am

Re: GPS in trouble
Another reason to learn how to get along without technology in the backcountry.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GPS in trouble
May 19, 10:41am

Re: Frogg Toggs
I have a pair of DriDucks, pretty much the same thing. As mentioned, not sturdy for bushwacking and sizes run BIG. Excellent product for the price. However, if you can't use them in brush, t...

In GEAR » Frogg Toggs
May 19, 10:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
"I cheerfully make exception for those who find that poles are useful for bad knees on downhills - no argument there." Ah... but in a race you want/need to run downhill. Maintain your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do hiking poles build upper body muscle?
May 18, 9:26pm

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