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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: Re: Oprah
Craig, I probably understand the role sex and race play better than most people. I live with it every day. There are two things that have to be addressed by the individual: what are you going to...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Wealth?
Jerry, I sure would to know where you get your facts. Gates did not come from a wealthy family. Upper middle class at best. While in high school he was paid for his programming skills. He scored...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 3:11pm

Re: Wealth?
10/10 are white. How did this happen? I know this might be a stretch, but any chance it might be related to the fact that there might be significantly more white people than any other group? ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 2:29pm

Re: Tax rates
So you find that a tax rate of 35% is a good thing? Also realize that companies also pay state income tax, state and local property taxes, numerous and increasing: licenses, permits, use fees, w...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 11, 7:19am

Re: Re: Forget bottles...
Bob, I also found out this week that a wire coat hanger is a potential terrorist weapon. It wasn't worth the energy to discuss it further. Actually I was running late and just threw the shir...

In GEAR » Traveling with denatured alcohol
March 10, 11:59pm

Re: Re: a 20 year reveiw of my gear
Ben, You are a capitalist pig!! You made a windfall profit. I hope you reported it on Schedule C. Now we know why Ben retired at an early age :) Actually programs like Quicken make thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a 20 year reveiw of my gear
March 10, 11:55pm

Re: Re: Weather
Andrew, Not off hand, and I am not saying there is data to suggest a sub-zero bag, but I would do more research on the Internet and see what data you can come up with. Someone will probably pop ...

In Gear Lists » Sierra High Route Gear List
March 10, 11:49pm

Re: Electronics storage for the long haul
If you must.... :) Probably bubble wrap. It can withstand the Tourister Apes, and is mostly air.

In GEAR » Electronics storage for the long haul
March 10, 11:46pm

"Easy to just tax profits" Lets see, profits are used for research, development, reinvest in captial improvements, etc. Some of our profits we need to save as cash for emergencies like...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 11:33pm

Re: Re: Wealth?
"Facts or data to support it? You will be surprised with a little research." I would be surprised. But I noticed you didn't reference any objective studies either. Common sense a...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 10, 11:18pm

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