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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: Re: Re: Solo
"#1 is like a trap as well - the more you go alone the less tolerant you can get adjusting for other people. Too fast. Too slow. Too loud. To much time to convince them to come along. Why both...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 3:25pm

Re: Runner seeks trail close to Vegas strip!
Take Charleston Blvd west past the Red Rock Casino. You will come to Red Rock Canyon. There is a ~ 12 mile loop trail which is pretty good in most places, although some section may be easier to run...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Runner seeks trail close to Vegas strip!
April 15, 3:23pm

Re: SUL
"I was most interested in the marketing as it relates to SUL definitions." Well it is marketing... Or buyer beware? :) If you want the SUL definition of under 5 lbs, I can do...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 15, 12:58am

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
It is time to get rid of the labels all together How can a pack be SUL or something else? A pack has to have enough volume to carry all your gear, food, water, food, etc. And it should carry it ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 9:00pm

Re: what do you want to do?
"Sooo....before a device is suggested, what do you want do with it? I use a tablet, phone and laptop...all for different things. :)" I can do almost anything with an iPhone and an iPad...

In On the Web » CHROME BOOK,SMART PHONE OR TABLET? I AM NOT A GEEK
April 14, 5:15pm

Re: Sul option
"Wear a hat, head net, and a windshirt with a hood over it. Wear some ear plugs to bed if they're annoying" +1 Might need more for Minnesota or Alaska only.

In GEAR » What is your bug solution?
April 14, 5:11pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
As I do most years I have a dividend, I am going to request a check.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 14, 5:00pm

Re: Re: "If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
My kit is dialed in. I don't need to add or subtract gear. Don't need to buy more. If I want luxury I go camping with with my wife in my camper.

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 11, 5:50am

Re: Re: Re: The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
"My copy of The Thousand Mile Summer lists 1964 as the original publication date." Matt, That could very well be the publication date. I am 3,000 miles from home and cannot check my...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 10, 7:41pm

Re: MLD Proto at SoCal GGG
"so I'll bring my JMT pencil and onionskin notebook to record your ideas!" I don't do groups or collaborate. But, that looks interesting. Almost makes me want to cancel my plan...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 10, 7:28pm

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