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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
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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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@ Ben and David O
I do not want kids competing with the Chinese for sewing jobs, I want them competing for high tech jobs. I am perfectly happy to let someone in Asia do the sewing. Lets talk about philosophy a...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, I agree with most of this!! Lets quit spending money on the military (unless it is to defend us from foreign invaders). If Iraq or Afghanistan want democracy then the can have their ow...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 5:49pm

Re: McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
Unfortunately my wife made me stay home this weekend to fix the roof after our recent storms. I need to put a new roof on very soon. So today I am "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
March 05, 5:27pm

Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, I am not calling anyone names, nor am I trying to win any arguments. It is just a conversation. Fortunately I do not have to argue that the founding fathers meant anything that I wish....

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:46pm

Re: A is A
Jason, You really would consider anything spouted from Wilson as having any value at all? This guy at one time or another believed or espoused just about every religion, political system, anti-p...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, Jerry... "Promoting the general Welfare is one of the reasons for establishing the constitution." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you trying to re-write history? The Preamble to ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Buying Chinese Goods
Ben, You and I may not agree totally on everything, but you sure have an excellent mind.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 2:46pm

@ Cesar
Cesar, I appreciate the dialogue! You are correct that the DOI says nothing about public education or welfare; they are not basic human rights. The "creator question" is an excellen...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 2:44pm

Re: Great discourse here
Sorry Eric, but... Even the great socialist FDR was against collection bargaining by government employees, as was George Meany. Federal workers are prohibited from collective bargaining. Today t...

In GEAR » Who Else Has Ordered NB Minimus Trails?
March 05, 1:31pm

Re: Ground sheet with a bivy?
Adding a ground sheet to a bivy is somewhat redundant. But, do you plan on inserting the pad inside the bivy or outside? Outside, then you may want to protect the pad from pucntures with a ground s...

In GEAR » Ground sheet with a bivy?
March 05, 1:08pm

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