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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: The Carbon Flame War
A white person simply has no concept of the reality of being non-white. Sorry... I have to strongly disagree that everyone, anyone at all, has the same opportunities in the States. That is simp...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Deregulation is a major cause of our current crisis. --------------------------------------------------------- No, it is a failed mixed economy, government intervention in the economy, and gove...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
"Capitalism needs restrictive regulations. Among the most important are enforcement of contracts. If government doesn't enforce a contract than the law that is left is power and greed. Tha...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Craig, Each of us must explore our world and develop our own full philosophic system that enables us live a consistent life. It is a complex journey. To me a philosophical system must include po...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 11:02am

Re: Who'd pay for National Parks
If we're working on a user pays system, who would pay for national parks? I'm guessing there'd be plenty of customers who would pay more than backpackers to use them. Maybe a golf...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 8:43am

Re: The Carbon Flame War
Interesting the deafening silence among those here who love their countries and the benefits they give them as much as the Americans here love their country. It seems to me that maybe sombunall ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 8:15am

Re: re re re re re etc
quoting karl marx? Really? ------------------------------------------------------- I will refer to Will Wilkinson's response below... :) "Even for those of us who came of age after 1...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 1:58am

Re: Rucksacks old and new
Nick, After reading your comments on the NF I bought one and for a day I was in love. Short honeymoon. The elastic bands on the outside pockets on mine are so slack the pockets are useless. No matt...

In GEAR » Whatever happened to rucksacks?
October 15, 1:45am

The Rational Son of the Carbon Flame War
Without out writing a huge dissertation, which I do not have the time to do, I will condense my thoughts/opinions/philosophy. If I use the term “man” or "he" it means men and women. ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 15, 1:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Son of Carbon Flame War
That was 235 years ago, when there was a lot more real opportunity. ------------------------------------------------------------ You are typing on one item that has untold number of opportunitie...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
October 14, 11:41pm

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