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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Republicans attack on wilderness. Unconscionable.
"In Germany they have a plan where employers put people on half time and pay them half, and unemployment makes up for some of the lost wages." Jerry, I do not understand this. Instead ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:28pm

Re: Re: on good teaching
Same thing with private companies. You look at salary surveys and workers with more experience are paid more. ----- Often not the case. Many high paid executives in their 30's have very ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:26pm

Re: Re: on good teaching
"Generally speaking, a teacher fresh out of school isn't as good as one with years of experience." Maybe not. New graduates are up to date on technology and often can apply it easi...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: on good teaching
"I'm sure you can understand why this is frightening to the general public." I think what is frightening many people is the fact that some high school graduates can barely read or ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 12:18pm

Re: Trade schools
Katrina, I am glad you brought up trade schools. One of the most common trade classes that is taught in the US, is automotive technology. This is my area of expertise. This trade, like many othe...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 11:45am

Re: Education...
As a teacher, I'm thankful that some of you acknowledge the complexity of the task. ----- Craig, I hear you. I have lots of ideas but this isn't the place and I am not an educator :)...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 31, 4:31am

Re: Tarps and . . . snakes? Please enlighten the noob
Neal, I tarp in the Mohave and Lower Colorado desert a lot. I don't worry about snakes when sleeping. They are not going to come after you... you are bigger and cannot eat you. They also can...

In GEAR » Tarps and . . . snakes? Please enlighten the noob
March 31, 2:49am

Re: Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
Craig, I wore an eco-mesh shirt last year on our trip. All 3 days, even in triple digits. Slept in it each night too. I also own several Adventure and Madison River shirts. I like the eco-mesh b...

In GEAR » Railriders Ecomesh or similar?
March 31, 2:17am

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

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