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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: Candlepower!
Craig, Aren't you supposed to be in Joshua Tree! The candle comment was "tongue in cheek." But your comment is well... a big part of why we have so many problems today. Famil...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 9:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"The utility companies can hire more people to work on efficiency rather than building new power plants." Isn't efficiency get each employee to be more productive? Hiring more empl...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 9:03pm

Re: Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
"We have blu ray because of SONY, not consumers" From what I remember, there were two "consumers," the entertainment industry and the end consumers. There were two standards,...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 8:51pm

Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
Jerry, Your last post is very good. It is good for employees to own stock in their own company. And of course a company must be focused on profit (both short term and long term). Short term prof...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"Watching CNBC, Reading Wall Street Journal,..., they emphasize short term events like a quarterly profit report and how it affects the stock price" Buying stocks is a personal investm...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 6:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
Ken, Yes, I have been watching them closely. I am not big on electric cars... technology is not there. But Telsa, cars get 2-3 times the range of the next competitor. They are luxury cars, excep...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 6:07pm

Re: Re: If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
After long and careful deliberation... I want my gear to be buried with me.

In Chaff » If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
April 02, 4:49pm

Re: Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
I disagree. Gortex running shoes are great in the desert, they keep dust and fine dirt out. At the end of the day your feet are clean, but stinky. But they are are not so good if it is hot. O...

In GEAR » Why don't people wear Goretex boots in the Sierras?
April 02, 4:09pm

Re: Re: If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
My wife thinks it is not worth much, no matter what she could sell it for :) Hopefully if I croak, she will have more in assets than my gear. It is a great question. But scary if you calc...

In Chaff » If something happened to you, would anybody know how much your gear is worth?
April 02, 4:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Multiplier, CLF, and the lost of Freedom
"Investors are focused on next quarters profits and don't think too much about what will happen 10 years from now, or however long it takes to develop a totally new market." How do...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
April 02, 3:52pm

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