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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: Titanium vs. Aluminum
Get whichever you can afford. The weight difference is not significant. Like Mark, I have a Sigg Tourist nesting set that is probably older than you. :) I also have two Gaz Globetrotters, whi...

In GEAR » Titanium vs. Aluminum
May 31, 11:26pm

Re: Re: "Arnold Wants To Terminate 220 State Parks"
"When they say they're closing the parks, what do they mean, exactly?" It is the usual scare tactics. We are going to cut police, fire, state parks, etc. so the public opinion will...

In On the Web » "Arnold Wants To Terminate 220 State Parks"
May 29, 2:28pm

Re: Arnold Wants To Terminate 220 State Parks
Joe, You are right on. We cannot consume more than we can produce. I am tired of supporting others. This is America. People are poor because they want to be poor. I am tired of supporting them. ...

In On the Web » "Arnold Wants To Terminate 220 State Parks"
May 29, 11:09am

Re: ULA Conduit users - what pad to use
Does the pack have two diagonal webs at the top? If so, a torso length pad folded in 3rds works perfectly. I use GG NightLight Torso length, a torso length 3/8" pad, and a BPL TorsoLite inflat...

In GEAR » ULA Conduit users - what pad to use
May 28, 9:50pm

Re: Recommendation on camera lighter and less expensive than Panasonic LX3?
Recently bought a Cannon PowerShot SD1200IS camera for under $200. 5.1 oz with battery. 10mp. Has a REAL view finder. Uses standard SD cards. I wanted to replace my Sony Cybershot, which does no...

In Photography » Recommendation on camera lighter and less expensive than Panasonic LX3?
May 28, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
Carlos, If I had the time to do 200 - 250 miles, I would hike the Sierra High Route. :) I doubt there are a total of 200 miles of trails in the San Jacinto's. The only book I have ever bo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 28, 10:38am

Re: Stains
Thanks, Brad.

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 9:51pm

Re: GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
Tom, It is from the black mesh panel that secures the pad. I have nice black spots on the top and bottom of my shirt where it contacted the panel.

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 4:51pm

GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
Well, I did not notice it the first time, but the black mesh panels stained a white capilene 1 shirt. The last trip stained my RR Adventure shirt, and I cannot get it out. Pretty much ruined an exp...

In GEAR » GG Murmur Stains Shirt?
May 27, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
>> A few questions: how cold were the overnight temps? If you were to make your sleep system a bit more robust, would a bivy sack have been one of the first additions? Finally, how do you li...

In Post-Trip Reports » Skyline Trail – PCT – Jo Pond Loop
May 27, 12:06pm

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