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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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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: pragmatism
Cary, Perhaps you can shed some light on this. Do you mean being practical or pragmatic? Or do you mean Chinese Pragmatism as a formal philosophy? I am very familiar with American Pragmatism,...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 2:17am

Re: The Limitation of Limited Exposure
Hi Ben, You did post "Pragmatism." Pragmatism is a philosophy. Did you mean something else? You said that there is a lot of knowledge out there that I do not know. Absolutely!! What...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 14, 1:58am

Re: Re: Re: Republicans ARE from Mars
"I'm an independent. All of the parties, at this time in our history, make me puke." +1 A serious question for everyone, what is the definition of environmentalist? Don't ...

In Chaff » Republican's attack on wilderness. Unconscionable!
March 13, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 9.0
The tsunami did not hit the entire country, but it was massive. Remember the Richert scale is base-10 log scale. The aftershocks are nearly the same magnatitude as the Sylmar quake and other des...

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 13, 10:21pm

Well done, Doug! :)

March 13, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Re: The Limitations of "isms" -- @ Tom
"We've always been taught (thanks to Adam Smith) that letting individuals make their own financial decisions will lead to the benefit of the entire society as a whole." Society is ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 13, 9:48pm

Ben, Some very thoughtful posts. I too am a student of history. Probably one of the most important subjects in education, and life-long continuing education. History can help analyze the past...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 13, 9:36pm

Re: Showing All 92 Pages...
Ben, You just need a faster computer and bandwidth.

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
March 13, 6:32pm

Re: Nick
Its a ULA Conduit. That picture is a few years old, I should put something else up there. Would a picture of Lady Gaga enhance my image?

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 13, 8:24am

Re: Back on Topic
Kevin, I remember the Japanese "junk" even before transistor radios. The stuff was a joke. And then later, I remember some of the best camera and stereo equipment came from Japan. Actu...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 13, 8:18am

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