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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: My snowshoe footwear system
Here is my system. I use a larger than normal size shoe. Shoe is not waterproof.

In Winter Hiking » My snowshoe footwear system
October 20, 6:59am

Re: Creeping Weight
Todd, With a larger tarp around 5' x 8' you don't need a bivy.

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 6:51am

Re: How low in Temp can you go SUL?
Aaron, I have posted this trip report (with gear list) many times on BPL. I don't do well in cold so just below freezing is where I need to start adding stuff that really ups the weight. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » How low in Temp can you go SUL?
October 19, 8:49pm

Re: GoLite
"Wrote this earlier: Normally, the fate of gear companies really doesn't concern me. But, being up the road from me quite literally, I took a little more interest. Plus that fact that i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 19, 8:36pm

Re: Hey, this is about us
"Much ado about nothing" It's going to be a long winter.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 19, 8:29pm

Re: Creeping Weight.
Craig, I am pretty much using the same kit as on our trip in Anza Borrego in 2011, except for a framed pack more frequently to make dealing with carrying water easier. The other exception is a N...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 19, 7:59pm

A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
Joyce doesn't think appliances and practical things are appropriate for things like anniversary, Valentine, birthday, or Christmas gifts. So I took a long shot and bought her a bike as an anniv...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » A bike for my wife on our wedding anniversary
October 13, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: New camera
DK, The ClearViewer is 23 grams. The felt bag is 3 grams. Together they are 27 grams, so there is some rounding up of fractions my scale doesn't measure.

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 4:23pm

Re: Re: It doesn't matter
Bill, It relates to the skill of the photographer in composing the picture BEFORE the shutter is pressed.

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 11:28am

Re: What is your most used piece of gear?
Bump.

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 10, 5:23am

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