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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: Re: Hot Spots - What do you do?
> sunburns are extremely dehydrating!! and they hurt :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Hot Spots - What do you do?
March 16, 10:09am

Re: starbucks new instant coffee
I am not a coffe connoisseur, but do drink a lot of it. I will have to try the SB's. I have found the only tolerable instant coffe for me to be Nescafe Classico Instant Coffee. Sometimes it is ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » starbucks new instant coffee
March 15, 2:18pm

Re: Hot Spots - What do you do?
Mark, Some comments based on my experiences. Some options are not 'lightweight' but consider them for dealing with extreme heat. Look at the 'theory' and see if you can use some ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hot Spots - What do you do?
March 15, 1:58pm

Re: Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children
Jim, You are lucky because your wife is willing to come along. Mine was not, so with two of them I had to carry a lot of extra stuff. But since small kids are not going to hike long distances, i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children
March 13, 1:37pm

Re: responses
Peter, My hat is off to you! Two 11 year olds on a trip of this magnitude is quite an undertaking. Yes, I would 'suffer' with a heavier load. I have done trips when my kids were even you...

In Gear Lists » JMT yo-yo with HD camera
March 13, 12:06pm

Re: Re: montbell u.l. wind pants
Johann, I normally wear a 30" waist x 32" inseam. For example my REI Mistral pants in this size are a little loose in the butt and legs. I buy 32" X 32" Levi jeans, wash t...

In GEAR » montbell u.l. wind pants
March 13, 4:11am

Re: JMT yo-yo with HD camera
Peter, You are me, a couple years ago! BTW, how old are the kids, it might help with planning gear. You can go a lot lighter, but you have to change old ways of thinking... and that is the to...

In Gear Lists » JMT yo-yo with HD camera
March 13, 3:51am

Re: Looking for people's Bivy experience
So many great posts already! When I think of a lightweight sleep system, it is a bivy/tarp or bivy/poncho-tarp combo. My main shelter for several decades has been a tarp or poncho. I have always...

In GEAR » Looking for people's Bivy experience
March 13, 1:50am

Re: Boosting Warmth
"I agree, proper insulation is the real key. But in wintertime, if you've got to make water anyways to have a drinkable supply, why not make it the night before and enjoy the free heat in ...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
March 11, 12:45pm

RE: ettyquit
Any reputable and knowledgeable retailer; brick & mortar, or Internet should expect the customer to try out something as expensive and size-varying as a first class down bag. Last year I pur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag Return Shipping Etiquette
March 10, 10:06pm

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