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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: Saucony Shay XC Flat
Adrian, I wouldn't worry about the uppers, they will outlast the soles!! I have pretty muched switched to the racing flats for almost all my hiking all of this year. Just make sure you get u...

In GEAR » Good article on running footwear
July 08, 12:31am

Re: Lightweight Camp / Water crossing Sandles
Umm... I just leave my trail runners or lighter running shoes on and cross streams in them. They also are great camp shoes with the laces lossened a bit. One shoe fits all :)

In GEAR » Lightweight Camp / Water crossing Sandles
July 08, 12:12am

Re: Recommendations for tough off beat hikes
Sierra High Route. I haven't done it (yet).

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Recommendations for tough off beat hikes
July 08, 12:07am

Re: Re: Re: High Sierra Trail help
I vote for the round trip. If you can get a coupe more days of vacation, try that if necessary. For the distance you are traveling, it will be worth the the extra days. There is a lot of elevati...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail help
June 19, 8:59am

Re: sleep system advice
>> Thanks for the advice. It's good to see that there generally people don't have any problems using down systems in wetter weather. Keep in mind that those posters, along with mys...

In GEAR » sleep system advice
June 19, 8:53am

Re: My first UL solo overnighter
>> I plan on exploring most of California from lake tahoe down. Tne state is bigger than you think! :)

In Post-Trip Reports » My first UL solo overnighter
June 18, 6:38pm

Re: gecko replacement for new foretrex 301/401 ?
I dislike rechargeable batteries if they are not easily replaceable by the user. I believe all the ForeTrex models, except the 101 do not have replaceable batteries. I maybe wrong. If one relies on...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
June 18, 9:35am

Re: August Backpacker Mag - the Ultralight Camping Guide
Okay, I hate BP magazine. I was one of original subscribers. I dumped them when they went mainstream-glitz. But lets be fair. There is no universal UL definition. What UL is to us, is somethi...

In Chaff » August Backpacker Mag - the Ultralight Camping Guide
June 16, 9:54pm

Re: coulumbia sportswear
I like some of their Titanium clothing articles.

In GEAR » coulumbia sportswear
June 16, 8:31pm

Re: Leave No Trace Ethics
LNT in over-used areas probably requires extra-ordinary measures. That is why I avoid them. Plus, I am not going to pack-out my p**p. Next they are going to want us to pack out our pee.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 16, 4:15pm

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