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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: Re: basic institutions and democratic equality
"We have a HIGH estate tax rate. After a lifetime of achievements and rewards -- methinks it's good for BOTH society and the heirs of the wealthy that we level the playing field again.&quo...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 15, 11:30am

Re: basic institutions and democratic equality
George, We need to define "democratic equality?" Where did the concept come from? Hint: Study John Rawls' Egalitarianism. What is equality? For this discussion (regarding people...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 15, 11:16am

Re: Re: Re: @ John (John Prine) & FolkFest
Woody Guthrie and Seeger were contemporaries, and were members of the folk group 'The Weavers.' Both served in WW2. Guthrie is seen more of a supporter of workers, and is somewhat tied to t...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 15, 10:45am

Re: Posting A Spread Sheet
Mary, I think he is more concerned about getting into the actual post. But you bring up a great point, as PDF is required to place a gear list in your profile. Also if you have Adobe Acrobat,...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Posting A Spread Sheet
March 15, 1:34am

Re: @ John (John Prine) & FolkFest
Folk music (at least in the US) is a sort of barometer of the culture. In the 60's it saw a huge revival, and the theme of the 60's folk music was mostly focused on civil rights and the Vie...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 15, 1:15am

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

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