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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: re
Jerry, Don't take this personally, but helping someone does not make me feel good. My self-esteem does not require the extending of charity. If I am taxed to help someone, then the effort...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Self Sacrifice
"I don't mean to be anal ... well, perhaps in this instance, I do....." Doug, I enjoy the conversation. Lets start at the beginning, or shall I say a ranking of what is impor...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 1:35pm

Re: Re: Self Sacrifice
Okay, sorry. What is morality? It is the system of values that guide your actions and the choices you make in life. These are what define your purpose and your life. The purpose of my life...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 11:42am

Re: philosophy
"I'm not so much into philosophy either - makes for interesting discussions but doesn't get you anywhere" Jerry, Your life depends upon it. It is just a matter of who's...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 10:48am

Self Sacrifice
"So if you and your wife are being attacked, you are exceptionally immoral if you sacrifice yourself to save her? Am I understanding this correctly? Or does this only count for money?" ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 10:42am

Re: Re: @ Tom
Tom, Excellent discourse. Let’s start from the bottom of your post and work up. “Whose philosophy will guide this process?” This is the crux of the issue. A society must have a ‘s...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 08, 9:54am

Re: Opinions
There are two camps. The Roger Caffin camp likes canisters, and are willing to modify design to use in cold weather. The Bob Gross camp likes WG, and are comfortable with the more complex wor...

In GEAR » Stove Question - Winter/Summer
March 08, 8:02am

Re: Approval
"My wife would certainly approve of your plan. Of course, I'm not going to tell her about it because it might give her an ugly idea!" It is about the re-distribution of family in...

In GEAR » 2011 Gear Purchase Moratorium?
March 08, 7:57am

Re: Packa
Eric, I am not completely sold on the Packa idea yet. However I read somewhere that they are now available in eVent. Yes, it has big zip pits, but is all the pent up vapor going to make its way ...

In GEAR » Rain jacket suggestions
March 07, 6:32pm

Re: "What do you do for Lunch?"
Red Vines if I can get away with it. +1

In GEAR » What do you do for Lunch?
March 07, 6:25pm

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