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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
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListSub 4 lb

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All Forum Posts by Nick Gatel

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Re: Republican spending cuts
"We need to be researching long term solutions - this is where government is best because private business is better on problems with short term profits" And how on earth do you know t...

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 12, 12:45pm

Re: Dry Bag Hauling Backpack
Christopher, Nice work. Can you go back to the original post and insert carriage returns between the HTML code for each picture? This way the pictures will get aligned and not scroll outside the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dry Bag Hauling Backpack
March 12, 12:22pm

Re: Buying Chinese Carbon
Matt, I love your locale, maybe I should change mine :) Nah, don't read the carbon flame war.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 12:14pm

Re: Re: Maybe I am wrong about capitalism
"Now this is an honest question, not trying to push any buttons. I infer from that statement that there can only be one 'truth.' But can't we believe differently, and trace our ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 12:10pm

Re: Re: Taxes
Dirk, I just used the gas station as an example. It is probably the most familiar business for most Americans, and it has been part of our culture for over 100 years. Those margins are pretty ac...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 3:11am

Maybe I am wrong about capitalism
After considering the impact the financial crisis has had on so many individuals and reading the opinions of many BPL members, and most importantly; contemplating shared feelings and experiences, I...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 2:47am

@ Katharina
You have posted some excellent comments the past 2 or 3 days, and I have not taken the time to acknowledge them. I apologize for this. Wednesday morning I left on a cross country trip, and have bee...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 1:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tax rates
Have any one who is complaining about corporations ever owned or ran a successful company? If not, please read the BUS 101 and Gas Station posts. Even a software campus is over-run by regulators...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 10:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Flame throwers at the ready....
"Maybe you should try running your calculations for a median family income of $49,777 and see how much is left over to purchase company stock. Tom, I do not want to minimize this, and I ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 10:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Tax rates
"Hey, we can just retrain the unemployed for the high tech jobs of the future." Why? You want to handcuff the only people who can create those high tech jobs. So they will create thos...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 7:02pm

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