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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: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
Franco, It sounds like it fits you properly. Even though you and Caffin are almost the same height, it doesn't mean your torso lengths are the same. Of course, you that anyway.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 8:40pm

Re: Trail Life Surges
I hope all these don't burn down what is left of our western mountains.

In On the Web » A Walk in the Woods movie - Sept 2nd, 2015
April 23, 6:22pm

Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
"Using an actual Aarn pack, I find near-zero weight on my shoulders" Well, with my old Kelty external frame pack and both my "go to" internal frame packs that have dual 7075-...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 6:19pm

Re: comparison
"Comparing Jansport to the cottage manufacturers is rather unfair considering most of the cottage industries were left out of the survey." Keep in mind this article was written almost ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 6:55am

Re: Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
It is quality content like this that makes a paid membership to BPL a worthy investment. A great adventure, wonderful pictures, and well written. Thanks for submitting this.

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 22, 9:07pm

Re: Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
The officials are only trying to overcome the lowest common denominator of stove users. I have seen many articles and pictures in threads here on BPL, where the "experts" are demonstr...

In GEAR » Actual fire hazard of wood burning stoves
April 20, 10:21pm

Re: #1 complaint about packing
No complaints here. We are fortunate to be able to backpacking.

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 20, 10:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Bad form!
"There is no legal or implied "investment" relationship between supplier and distributor." Yep. Almost always there is a contract between the parties. GoLite broke their cont...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
April 14, 1:50pm

Re: Cowboy camping and the bivy
No.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 13, 9:03pm

Re: GoLite news
Bummer. Is the Tea House still in operation? Been a while since I visited Boulder, I need to plan a trip.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
April 10, 10:13am

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