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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 backpacking should go metric!
I hate the metric system. In the 70's when I was a mechanic I had to purchase a 2nd set of tools. Who wants to watch a 1500 meter race, a mile is much more classic. Plus on most tracks, the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight backpacking should go metric!
March 31, 1:31am

@ Nate: Questions for you.
Nate, You stated that "the top 20 percent of income holders control 85 percent of the wealth." I don't know if that is true or not, but for now I will assume you have checked yo...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:40am

Re: Republicans attack on wilderness. Unconscionable.
My question to you is: Once you've cut off all the unemployment benefits and those little stimulus checks to the poor, what do you propose society should do with all those hungry, homeless peop...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ken
I like the basic concept of supply and demand, but do feel like society is not always right. Usually this is due to ignorance. ----------------------------------------------------- George, i...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 7:28pm

Re: Republicans attack on wilderness. Unconscionable.
Income inequality is a moral disorder. No one has a "right" to horde wealth on this rock, we all share. The government should redistribute income both because it is the morally correct th...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Brad...
"My wife is a HS teacher in San Jose. If only you knew how much of our own money is spent on supplies you would cringe... Also the countless hours at home grading, setting up lessons etc. They...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 7:12pm

Re: Re: LAx
"As for paying teachers based on performance, it's a novel idea" Yes it is, and it does not work. We are assuming that the kids want to be in school, want to learn, can learn, can ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 7:10pm

Re: LAX
Good teachers should make really good money. A bad teacher should make less than a good gardener. Sure, you pushed a button a liitle bit. People value entertainment, sports and many jobs much more ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 6:27pm

Re: Lax
What page #?

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 5:16pm

Re: Public Service: City of LA
Here you go... The actual pay for every single City of Los Angeles employee... all 684 pages, and the report was released by the city controller. Do not look at YTD, as some employees did not wo...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 30, 4:15pm

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