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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: Re: Wisconsin voters speak up in record numbers
The tenor of this post is decidedly different from your reply to Travis's counter of your own "facts" below. As you admit, Forbes is pro business. Travis's source is progressive, ...

In Chaff » The Wisconsin petri dish
April 07, 9:27pm

Re: Re: trekking poles
Ben, Great point. I have been thinking about doing just that. I really like a single hiking staff much better. Actually I already bought a pole from MLD and did use a staff and the pole for a wh...

In GEAR » Shelter - biggest desicion in backpacking
April 07, 1:55pm

Re: interesting
When I open BPL, I click the "Recent Threads" button. To be honest, I never even look at which form they are created in.

In Gear Swap » Question for the MODS
April 07, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: USPS will remain in business
Ironic that Al Qaeda wants Kadhafi out too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Re: USPS will remain in business
Doug, Excellent point, I did not infer differently. BUT... can you imagine the pain a private's family will face, while he is fighting in the middle east? Politics at its worse.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 1:00pm

Re: "Question for the MODS"
I have purchased a few things here on Gear Swap. I guess it is my responsibility to check out the seller. But lets look at the benefits of for profit sellers... Lets say that Ben was able to ...

In Gear Swap » Question for the MODS
April 07, 12:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: car cost vs gas cost
"Seems to be an incentive to keep your car longer." One would think so... but it is probably not true. Many Americans get new cars before they even pay off the old one, and apply the n...

In Chaff » What did you pay for gasoline today?
April 07, 12:48pm

Re: USPS will remain in business
The government still owns the USPS. Not really self-funded, I cannot remember any time they did not lose money since the reorganization. Seems like military and federal police will have to work,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
"By the way, I made 25K last year and paid more federal income taxes than General Electric. Something's not right with this picture." You have that right!! One other thing we n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Government shutdown - effects on thru-hikers?
April 07, 11:52am

Re: Re: Vibram Fivefingers Survey
Chris, You point out something very important here. Running is much different that hiking. Runners who hike, approach things a little differently. Also people like Craig and Eugene who run a lot...

In GEAR » Vibram Fivefingers Survey
April 07, 11:14am

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