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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: The Carbon Flame War
>>> Standard Oil And how did you come up with that example? In 1880 when the oil industry was in its infancy, Standard Oil controlled 90% of the country's oil production. And...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 6:49pm

Monopoly
Anti-trust laws are based on some socialistic premise that laizze-faire capitalism would lead to coercive monopolies. No coercive monopoly has ever been created or could be created in a free ma...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re but at what price?
DW, Think... "Blessed are the poor; for they shall inherit the earth" "The Catholic church has said since its beginning that birth control was "wrong". Should ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Re: How do you load your pack?
"Since most of use have rather light loads, optimum distribution for weight carrying is not a major concern most of the time." Gotta disagree with that... --------------------------...

In GEAR » How do you load your pack?
October 22, 3:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re but at what price?
NO system at all would be best. No one makes demands on any other person. No person initiates force against another man period. No one takes anything from anyone. Unfortunately throughout h...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Re: barefoot
Craig hit in on the nail. Heel strike is an un-natural stride that many shoes force the body to do. I often run and hike in minimalist shoes, just to lighten my feet. I sometimes run or walk bar...

In Other Activities » "Elite Runners Wear Shoes"
October 22, 10:41am

Re: Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
In the past 5 decades I have never encountered a dire situation that required a knife to extradite myself. I have found more use for the scissors in my Victronix Classic than any blade.

In GEAR » Has your knife ever helped you out of a dire situation?
October 22, 10:34am

Re: How do you load your pack?
Since most of use have rather light loads, optimum distribution for weight carrying is not a major concern most of the time. I pack things in the order I need them. - easy access to the items I ...

In GEAR » How do you load your pack?
October 22, 10:30am

Re: Re: Re: Re: re but at what price?
Craig, Religious wars pale in comparison to men trying to rule others and gain power. But religion does post some pretty impressive death numbers: Thirty Years' War = 3,000,000 to 11,500,...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 22, 10:16am

Re: Re: Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
I would start with day hikes. Then maybe a little car camping. Then if she likes both, do an overnighter in optimal conditions. And if she does not like it, learn to go solo. My wife will do lon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Planning my lady's introduction to backpacking
October 22, 2:55am

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