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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: 900 Fill Down - Worth it or Wets Out Too Easily?
I have read that 900 might retain more moisture than 800, but wonder if there is an accurate way to test it in the field. Also I have read that many question whether 900 is really 900. Of cours...

In GEAR » 900 Fill Down - Worth it or Wets Out Too Easily?
June 03, 8:02am

Re: Spot
"She requests a rough plan (knowing darn well it is indeed rough) and a call when I am done with the trip" It appears the Paul and I both married perfect women. I feel sorry for most o...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
June 02, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: 'Mids in Wind, Storms
This is a LineLoc 3 using Lawson 3 mm GloWire on my SMD Deshutes CF: I have the same setup on my TrailStar: You might have to slightly lift the tab on the LineLoc with a fingertip, th...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
June 02, 6:16pm

Re: Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
I often hike where it is sorta warm. Over the years I have tried packs with suspended mesh panels to reduce sweating. When I started backpacking almost all packs were external frames with mesh p...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 01, 10:03pm

Re: The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
" but I would love to learn about some of the high end equipment out there that I could potentially collect up over time." Backpacking really isn't about the gear. It's about t...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
June 01, 12:22am

Re: Re: BRS-3000T cleaning, Part I
I'm not surprised. It's a $15 stove from China. We don't really know who makes them, right? Sounds like people might be risking their lives to save a few bucks. I think I posted a si...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 01, 12:08am

Re: Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
Boonie hats and olive oil blood are good. Collar can replace a bandana, but best to get a suntan first. I find it best to leave the hat off and work on your suntan though. A Tille...

In GEAR » Closest to a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat without being a Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat?
May 31, 11:03pm

Re: 'Mids in Wind, Storms
I agree with everything Chenault had to say on the subject. I have been using mids for years, starting with a Chouinard in the early 80's. I have done a lot of testing of mids in windy weath...

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
May 31, 10:48pm

Re: REI Gear Reviews
I never regard any review on REI, Amazon, Backcountry.com, etc. as viable. That is because I don't know who the reviewers are. Now, if 1,000 people out of 1,000 people say a product sucks, I...

In GEAR » REI Gear Reviews
May 31, 10:20pm

Re: Vice versa
Those will work. Cut out the liner and they are lighter and you are good to go.

In Multiple Use Gear » Boxers that also work as shorts
May 31, 10:14pm

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