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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: Trails near Maryland?
I just did the MD section of the AT a couple weeks ago -- it was about 90 minutes from my hotel in Baltimore. Looking at maps while I was there, there are lots of opportunities in West Virginia, Vi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trails near Maryland?
May 25, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect
"But if I was to type in "backpacking", the first thing that came up are MEC's and REI's checklists. Not to mention numerous guiding services. Along with Backpacker magazine....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 25, 10:00am

Re: Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
"Nick, I agree that the word "convince" was a poor choice of words and to some, could smack of religion. However, it seems to me that most traditional weight backpackers I have enco...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 25, 9:47am

Re: Changes in Gear Deals Policy?
In the scheme of the universe and the continued existence of the human species, who cares? We would be better served to have Roger or somebody move Gear Swap off the main threads page to some r...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 25, 9:34am

Re: Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
At home, I prefer bar soap. My wife keeps buying those body washes in a bottle, which I hate. Why does she keep trying to change me? Decades ago, I tried those little bars of soap you get at hot...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know of a truly odorless soap in bar form?
May 25, 9:28am

Re: Re: "Dean Potter dies in yosemite"
"In the end the point is not who lived better than who, but more a question of whether or not we're living the lives we want to live." Excellent post, Craig. The problem of the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 8:27pm

Re: Re: PLBs
>A PLB-shaped piece of styrofoam, carefully painted, would weigh less than an ounce. Or maybe an empty "display model"? >The wife has peace of mind, it's low cost, very low w...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 18, 7:15pm

Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
The PCT might become a pilgrimage trail, like the Camino de Santiago. There are people who have successfully completed the PCT with little or no backpacking experience, which may encourage others. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 18, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
>I've posted this before, but when there are hundreds of grizzlies between you and nearest settlement of any kind, here's BPL's >Erin showing how it's done: Key point here ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 18, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
"So why do some people still peddle these things?" Umm... to make money? Somehow I've managed to get by without them for 50+ years of walking, running, hiking and backpacking wi...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 8:07pm

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