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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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Lets start a business...
I just posted Bus 101. So lets talk about starting our own business. Tom and Jerry decide to build a gas station with a food mart and garage, since we have been talking about gasoline so much. So...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 8:56pm

Re: Flame throwers at the ready....
Kevin, Was on the right track, but let me really explain it. BUS 101 (lower division class) at your almost free community college. The first thing a businessman does is calculate his GROSS PR...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Buying Chinese Goods
Jerry, I did not say paying for roads with taxes is okay. I said that each person should pay the same amount for each time they use it. I never said SSI was retirement, I said it was a tax o...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 09, 10:59am

Re: Buying Chinese Goods
Cameron, Not sure if can answer all your questions... "Why should a private gas station owner be forced to collect tax for the governments?" They shouldn't. Now... are you si...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 09, 2:26am

Re: So it is not taxes you oppose....
Now I think I see the point. Regarding your roads you said: "Additionally we spend huge amounts of money on transportation bonds, which must be paid back with interest." and mentioned ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 11:16pm

Re: Liner socks or no for blister prevention?
When I wore leather boots (in the past) liners definitely made a difference. With breathable trail runners, I almost never get a blister no matter what I wear. Single pair of light socks these days...

In GEAR » Liner socks or no for blister prevention?
March 08, 10:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never accepted government benefits?
So Nick.....de-regulation is a good thing????????????? Forgive me if I am jumping to conclusions, but that is how your post just came across. Enlighten me please if I am correct. ---------------...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never accepted government benefits?
"I don't understand why you sympathize with the Republicans" I do not, not at all.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Never accepted government benefits?
Before the Financial collapse in 2008, Alan Greenspan was against regulation, saying that sophisticated investors were better able to judge risk than the government. After the collapse he acknow...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 6:33pm

Re: Never accepted government benefits?
Did you drive to work on a road that you were not paying your fair share of? As a matter of fact, I live in the state with the highest tax on gasoline in the nation. Road construction is mainly...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 5:11pm

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