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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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Tea Party vs Libertarian vs Democrat vs Republican vs ....
Unfortunately we apply labels to people base on their beliefs, and other folks always vote and think the party dogma. I am not a Tea Party advocate. Probably closest to a Libertarian, but not in...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 12:09pm

Re: Re: Make the pie higher
Not to be overly nitpicking, but capitalism didn't originate here in America. Indeed, Adam Smith, the reputed father of modern economics, was himself Scottish. --------------------------------...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 11:55am

Re: Re: The welfare flame war.
I am curious though... do you abhor government programs because you fear they foster dependence? Or do you simply believe that everyone should fend for himself or herself? Do you give regularly to ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 11:32am

Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Here in the US, education is getting much attention over the last few weeks. Probably due to the documentary, 'Waiting for Superman', that was released. Education could provide a good retu...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 9:59am

Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Rog, Excellent commentary. One thing I would like to point out is that the pie does not necessarily have to be fixed. One thing that American Capitalism proved is that wealth can be created, it ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 9:06am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The welfare flame war.
@ Craig, "This world is not a level playing field. I'm not saying it ever can be, but I believe we need to acknowledge the fact that just because one person succeeds- despite their circ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 30, 1:11am

Re: Re: Mchale Packs
Wow. This is just what I had hoped for. Some sensible discussion to try and determine options and think things out without becoming dogmatic. Lets keep the positive conversation going. No one is...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
September 30, 12:36am

Re: Re: Australia purchase assistance needed
We're still working on buying Canada. Australia will have to wait until we're done with Afghanistan, clean up the Gulf of Mexico, and learn to sing "Waltzing Matilda." Wait your t...

In Chaff » Australia purchase assistance needed
September 29, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: The welfare flame war.
Craig, I taught myself how to read before I started school. I forced my parents to help me learn. My mother preferred that I go outside to play and not bother her. I studied on my own all throug...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 29, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: "The Carbon Flame War"
Any of ye Tea Partyers want to volunteer: 1. elimination of property tax deductions 2. elimination of mortgage interest tax deductions 3. elimination of Medicare and prescription drug coverage...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 29, 2:55pm

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