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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: Nick's New McHale !
Yes, the top pad is removable. The lower lumbar pad is not. I can tell you it is great to sit on in snow. Other than that I am not one to fiddle with gear or comfort when hiking. Logs and boulders ...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
March 06, 1:27pm

Re: Glenn Beck and Welfare
Clint, I know you asked Doug about this, "Aristotle may have laid the ground work for a lot of philosophical thought but if not him would not some one else eventually have done the same.&qu...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 06, 1:27am

@ Tom
Tom, I am not saying that we need to dissolve government, society or groups, only that it is a voluntary arrangement that benefits each member of the group. The reason groups, societies, o...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 7:58pm

@ Ben and David O
I do not want kids competing with the Chinese for sewing jobs, I want them competing for high tech jobs. I am perfectly happy to let someone in Asia do the sewing. Lets talk about philosophy a...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, I agree with most of this!! Lets quit spending money on the military (unless it is to defend us from foreign invaders). If Iraq or Afghanistan want democracy then the can have their ow...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 5:49pm

Re: McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
Unfortunately my wife made me stay home this weekend to fix the roof after our recent storms. I need to put a new roof on very soon. So today I am "I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in...

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
March 05, 5:27pm

Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, I am not calling anyone names, nor am I trying to win any arguments. It is just a conversation. Fortunately I do not have to argue that the founding fathers meant anything that I wish....

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:46pm

Re: A is A
Jason, You really would consider anything spouted from Wilson as having any value at all? This guy at one time or another believed or espoused just about every religion, political system, anti-p...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Personal Responsibility and the shifting of blame
Jerry, Jerry... "Promoting the general Welfare is one of the reasons for establishing the constitution." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Are you trying to re-write history? The Preamble to ...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Buying Chinese Goods
Ben, You and I may not agree totally on everything, but you sure have an excellent mind.

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 05, 2:46pm

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