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Miguel Arboleda (butuki) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Kanto Plain, Japan
About Me The top of the mountain is more an afterthought than a destination for me. Its the trees and creatures, the weather and people along the way that make the walking good. It's why it's always so hard to come back down. And why, with the odor of days imprinted in synthetics, my coming back down is hard for others, too!
StateTokyo
CountryJapan
My Website URLhttp://laughing-knees.com

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All Forum Posts by Miguel Arboleda

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Re: KARAKORAM VALLEY- ANY advice?
If the Karakoram isn't safe (it's always been an area of disputes), you could always go for Ladakh. An American friend just came back from there and said it was the best experience of his l...

In Pre-Trip Planning » KARAKORAM VALLEY- ANY advice?
April 11, 9:26pm

Re: The Wedge (A new Tent)
It's not just those Europeans who make things look artistic. And heavy. Those Americans ain't half bad, either... and even take it a step further by making it really only "art"! ...

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 25, 1:42am

Re: Changing the chronological order of the thread responses?
Adam, have you tried standing on your head? ;-)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Changing the chronological order of the thread responses?
March 19, 9:10pm

Re: Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
Use a cat hair brush. Works perfectly.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 9:45am

Re: All these years? Where to begin to BPL while living in tthe Philippines?
I am not a resident or expert on the Philippines (although my father is Filipino), but I have done a fair share of traveling and hiking there. If you haven't gotten out of Manila yet, then you&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » All these years? Where to begin to BPL while living in tthe Philippines?
March 16, 6:45pm

Re: J-UL shopping
I love Finetrack. They make some truly innovative clothing... but unfortunately everything is sized for Japanese. When I complained at O.D. Box, over and over again, they finally, two years ago, ca...

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 28, 7:59am

Re: Gear shops in Japan
Narita at 5:00... that's cutting it pretty short! You'll have to leave around 2:30 or 3:00 just to be sure you're there on time. Luckily Nippori station is just a few stops away. (that ...

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 26, 5:26am

Re: Gear shops in Japan
Adam, after all the interchange we've shared since you came to Japan, it would be a shame not to get together. And April 4th is Friday, so let's do it! Be great to finally meet in person.

In GEAR » Gear shops in Japan
February 26, 2:05am

Re: How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
I've now gone on four long-distance trips (3 one-month-long walking trips, 1 six-month-long bicycle trip around northern Europe) in Europe. In Japan I've done countless long-distance trips....

In Pre-Trip Planning » How to calculate the costs for a long-distance hike in Western Europe
February 15, 1:39am

Re: Down Hood 3.0 - perfect edition
William, may I ask where you buy the nylon snaps? I've never been able to find them. Thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Down Hood 3.0 - perfect edition
February 11, 6:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Miguel Arboleda

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Gossamer Gear The One
These are comments I made in the forum, just added here for easy reference: I just got back from a three day walk with the One yesterday. It was great, just what I wanted. It's still very much ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
May 17, 6:08am

ULA Equipment
I just received my Arctic Pack yesterday, a pack that I wasn't going to buy at first because of the expense, but after reading other people's reviews and my just not having enough time to make...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 06, 12:32am

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
I became a member of MEC in 1992, paying the membership fee and enjoying buying things at great prices and getting very well made gear that you couldn't find anywhere else. Ever since the regul...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 02, 9:45am

TarpTent
I have three of Henry's creations, the original Squall, the Squall 2, and the Rainbow. All of them have performed wonderfully and have changed the way I go backpacking (along with Glen van Peski a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 10:24am

Mont Bell
(well, what do you know, I can't use the word "f*nny pack"!) I've been using MontBell gear since 1977, two years after they started, when I bought my first rain poncho. I still ha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 16, 8:36pm

Shires Tarptent Rainbow

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
September 07, 12:13am