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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: Government
I think government should fund basic research, that is to say research that has no guaranteed marketable outcome, yet is necessary to lay the foundations for salable knowledge. -------------------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 16, 9:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
The government also gives subsidies to big oil, big agribusiness, cotton growers, etc. etc. We taxpayers subsidize so many things, we don't have a clue (that's the generalized we) of the ex...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 16, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Producers vs. the Rest of Us?
Nick, you complained about many high school students being unable to do even basic tasks. I'm wondering how much money you put into training higher level employees. Do you put considerable inve...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 16, 8:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Producers vs. the Rest of Us?
Just remember: In the public education system, it is the buildings and grounds that make up the physical institution, and it is the faculty that makes up the mental institution. ------------------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 15, 1:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
Tom said, Large corporations, one of which produced your SUV, exist because individuals cannot produce on their own what corporations produce. Unfortunately, with size also comes influence and p...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 15, 12:41am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
Doug, People vote with their dollars. The majority of the public does not vote for the current line-up of high mileage cars. The hybrids are expensive, and do not necessarily fit the transpo...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 15, 12:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Producers vs. the Rest of Us?
Craig, No disrespect meant towards you as I stated that, "I know you take pride in your profession and try to make a difference in the lives of your students." And I definitely do not ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 14, 11:40pm

Re: JTR
Not too long to walk, but running would be more like work to me:)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree Run???
November 14, 11:29pm

Re: Joshua Tree Run???
Craig, I think the actual mileage from Black Rock Canyon Campground to the backcountry board near the north entrance is around 33 miles; but I have heard it is 37. I have yo-yo'd this tr...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Joshua Tree Run???
November 14, 10:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: no light either.
"And we demand that they be nearly pollution free and demand they obtain an average of 35.5 MPG (see Obama's 2016 CAFE unified standards)." It puzzles me that you would object to t...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
November 14, 9:21pm

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