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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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We started our with trade imbalances and sweat shops. We can only blame the US for the imbalance. We created it. Ultimately the consumers in the US caused it, because they are the ones who creat...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:43pm

Wealth?
@ Brian "Of course this the old boot strap myth. Most people with wealth were born into well off if not wealthy homes. The amount who started with nothing is minuscule." Facts or ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:34pm

@ Ken
"The end results speak volumes of how we got through things" So can we assume that you mean "the end justifies the means? Also, I think that it is perfectly fine if anyone choo...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
"Don't worry about the sweatshops too much. China and Japan hold over 41% of the USA foreign debt. Soon "cheap Chinese goods" will be made in the USA..." Nah, don't w...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:16pm

Re: Wizard of Oz
"The only thing that bugs me is any adantage the big banks have, like getting money cheap from the fed and lending it out for more." Agree. So check your premise. What is the root caus...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Never accepted government benefits?
"What if that wrong happens to be a massive toxic spill into a waterway that could have been prevented by a regulatory system that includes regular inspections or, worse yet, a nuclear meltdow...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Survival
"I propose that the only path forward in this overcrowded world is altruism." Dictionary.com: the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others (...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 9:04pm

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

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