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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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My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: @ John (John Prine)
"Wow - CDs were huge back then." Yes they were!! I have a nice LP collection, but a I am not an audiophile. Nice thing about those albums was stuff that was sometimes included inside t...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 15, 12:20am

Re: 20% Cashback
A Patagonia Houdini has been on my shopping list for quite a while, but not a high priority. With 20% off, cost was $76. Took 5 days to get it, including a weekend. Item was drop-shipped from Patag...

In Gear Deals » 15% off and free shipping/free return/member discount when you sign up
March 14, 11:44pm

Re: Japan Relief
Just got an email from Time Warner Cable. Anyone who has their phone service can call to Japan for free. Nice touch.

In Chaff » Japan Relief
March 14, 11:37pm

Re: Where and When to Sell Heavier Gear
A lot of heavy gear is mass produced, and there is plenty of it floating around, which makes it pretty cheap. Other items can command a pretty good price. I research eBay to get a feel for the m...

In Gear Swap » Where and When to Sell Heavier Gear
March 14, 11:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Buying Chinese Goods"
"Good lyrics. In explaining life, artists are better at it than politicians." Lyrics from my youth. Explaining life is the purpose of art.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 11:23pm

@ John (John Prine)
Thought you might get a kick out of this. Both those songs are on this John Prine album, which was his debut album released in 1971. It is one of the first albums I bought when I got our of the ser...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 10:50pm

Re: Buying Chinese Goods"
"I'm afraid the computers may ruin the ability to write well." Probably a fear in most countries.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 4:57pm

Re: Buying Chinese Goods
LAST TRAIN TO NUREMBERG lyrics by Pete Seeger Chorus (and after each verse): Last train to Nuremberg! Last train to Nuremberg! Last train to Nuremberg! All on board! Do I see Lieutenan...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 4:01pm

Re: Re: Taking a leap
Today, just substitute the word "Christianity" with "Democracy and Universal Human Rights" and we come full circle. ------------------------------------------------------ ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 3:53pm

Re: Re: Buying Chinese Goods Here is an interesting site, I had booked marked a while back. You can click on each for more information. ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 2:56pm

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