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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: Ads etc
It used to be that the "censor" filter would not allow a post with the word gay in it, although we have found that capitalizing the first letter of a word usually tricks the censor.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
February 26, 9:23pm

Re: So far so good :-)
AA batteries run about 1.5 volts. So you really need a system with 4 AA batteries (6 volts) to push voltage into your 5 volt device. You need more watts. More watts = more weight. There is no f...

In GEAR » Goal Zero Smart Adapter
February 26, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ads are back for Lifetime Member
This is really weird. I am running Windows 7 and Google Chrome and no ads. But another site I visit once in a while has ads, always has. Maybe it has something to do with browser caching, but b...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
February 26, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Death Valley trek
And now you know why I am such a BIG Kickstarter fan/advocate. Besides, reading Buck's Desert Trail trip report is one of the best reads in a long time anyway.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
February 26, 9:07pm

Re: 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
A while back I saw a 16 ounce Coors aluminum bottle. Kind of narrow, but I bet is only weighs 1 ounce or less. Plus it has a screw on cap and it could do double duty as a water bottle... so, you do...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
February 26, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
"If only a family trip of 5 days, what are the odds this trip will be completed? Less than 10%?" I don't think this is a fair statement. People have done long thru-hikes with littl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1
February 26, 8:23pm

Re: Goal Zero USB Smart Adapter
The iPad mini is looking for 5 watt (min) charge rate. Your unit only is putting out 1.5 watts (from a quick spec check). Get a bigger (higher watts/amps) solar panel.

In GEAR » Goal Zero Smart Adapter
February 26, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Windshirt UNDER fleece...put down the kool aid.....
Eric.... I know :) but it works!

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:22pm

Re: Re: Windshirt UNDER fleece...put down the kool aid.....
umm... wind shirt ain't rain gear. And sometimes insulation over windshirt works really, really well. Not for all situations. Mix and match. Think outside the burrito. See that really...

In GEAR » Current UL windshirts and breathability: are there other options and layering techniques?
February 25, 9:02pm

Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
How important are ALL four components? We can't have everything at the same time -- or you can't have your cake and eat it too :) For me (1)breathability and then(2)durable are most...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 25, 8:50pm

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