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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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Filters, cooties and other dangers
Filter manufacturers play on our fears. I have never even considered using a filter. They are heavy, time consuming and can break, plug up and fail you. I don't hike with a "just in tim...

In GEAR » Aquamira Questions
February 27, 12:22am

Re: Re: Can you Guess
"Wagga Wagga???? There's nothing there! It's not Mt Ziel, but ..." Do I get any credit if I say it is not Ayers Rock?

In Photo Gallery » Can you guess?
February 26, 8:28pm

Re: Re: What's in your first aid kit?
Stephen, I have gotten a few minor burns over the years. Pretty much just let it blister, then pop it, add antiseptic, and cover with a bandaid or gauze. If it hurts like hell, then take an Advi...

In Philosophy & Technique » What's in your first aid kit?
February 26, 2:31pm

Re: Re: Aquamira Questions
Ben, Thank you for the information! Sounds like the tablets are the way to go.

In GEAR » Aquamira Questions
February 26, 2:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Aquamira Questions - Iodine
I have been using iodine since the '60s and no health issues that I know of. Also, the taste doesn't bother me, so I don't use the neutralizer tablets. Plus iodine tablets have a short ...

In GEAR » Aquamira Questions
February 26, 1:48pm

Aquamira Questions
The instructions say to pre-mix A and B for 5 minutes. Does everyone do this or just dump it into the water? Also, does any one know how many drops to use with the BPL mini-droppers (so I don...

In GEAR » Aquamira Questions
February 26, 12:26pm

Re: Hello
"there is still lots of snow up at Mt San Jacinto. You ready to go?" Picture of San Jacinto from my house this morning. Three feet of new snow in Long Valley. Snow level down to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New guy (kinda) here three…
February 26, 11:13am

Keys View
Dan, View from Joshua Tree National Park near Keys View. It is a southwesterly view, and does not show Mt San Jacinto, which would be just to the right edge of the picture. You are looking towar...

In Photo Gallery » Can you guess?
February 26, 1:05am

Re: Trail Read
I have brought something to read so many times over the years, but seems I never get to it. I always get distracted by side canyons, butterflies, anthills, the moon, Saturn, Jupiter and the like. P...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Eleventh Essential: Literary Companionship on the Trail?
February 25, 9:01pm

Arc Specialist
John, That is precisely why I bought the quilt. I saw the Specialist at 16 oz and thought... hmmm, that is pretty light. So if I like sleeping in a quilt, then I will get a Nanatak, and re-sell ...

In Gear Swap » FS - Bunch of UL Stuff
February 25, 8:45pm

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