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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: The Effectiveness of Stays
This is a timely thread for me, as I am thinking of purchasing an Ohm for my heavier loads with extra water. I find that my frameless packs tend to pull back where the shoulder pad connects to pack...

In GEAR » The Effectiveness of Stays
March 30, 1:43pm

Re: might run into you
Peter, I think you mentioned they kids have done this trip before. Wow, several 15 + mile days for a couple of 11 year olds. I am impressed!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT Slightly Modified 7/28-8/15
March 29, 11:10pm

Re: Bivy: The Dark Science
Not so much a dark science, you just have to learn from your mistakes :) Good advice from Dave. Another thing, when it gets cold many people tend to stick their head into the bag and breath ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy: The Dark Science
March 29, 11:05pm

Re : Caldera Keg
Mark, Thanks for the tip. I will try that on my next trip. Do you package each breakfast in individual bags, or pack it a large one, then re-use a smaller one for each meal?

In GEAR » Caldera Keg users.
March 29, 10:56pm

Re : Caldera Keg
I am fairly new to the Caldera system, but have been testing two of them on recent trips. One is the Keg, the other a Snow Peak solo mug (28 oz). For a perspective, here are both with several wa...

In GEAR » Caldera Keg users.
March 29, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Tablets vs drops
"Nick -- how are the tablets working out for you?" Great, thanks. Actually I had been using idodine tabs for decades. Was happy with them, other than the shelf life after the bottle...

In GEAR » Aquamira Tablets or drops?
March 29, 8:47pm

Re: Are clean-shaven men trustworthy???
Cute. Here are some others: To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds. - Gore Vida...

In GEAR » safety razors
March 27, 4:59pm

Re: Tablets vs drops
Benjamin convinced me to switch.

In GEAR » Aquamira Tablets or drops?
March 27, 3:47pm

Re: bivy
To be the value of a zip is porportional to how many times during the night you need to get out. If no bag zip, then it probably doesn't matter.

In GEAR » Which bivy to get?
March 27, 3:45pm

Re: Re Which bivy to get?
I just looked at his review, he likes it. Cons were price and weight. Price I justify for quality. However at 18 oz, I wouldn't consider it for a 3 season solution. In winter, it sounds like an...

In GEAR » Which bivy to get?
March 27, 2:17pm

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