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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!
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All Forum Posts by Miguel Arboleda

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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

Re: Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
In general the advice for women would be mainly the same as that for men. Most of what you do out there is the same, under the same conditions, so it's a fair bet that the advice you hear from ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 08, 11:31pm

Re: Injury forum
Rather than an "injury" forum, what about a "trail health" forum? Injury is a little too specific. Topics like first aid, prevention, sickness, dealing with chronic diseases on ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Injury forum
February 03, 3:47pm

Re: time for an update?
What about giving the Scottish tent manufacturer Vango a try? Aarn Tate, the designer of Aarn packs now, used to design their high-end tents for them back in the 90's. Vango then went through a...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 02, 3:21am

Re: Into the Gray
Wonderful story! Not only are the photographs a wonder to take the time to slowly contemplate, but the tone of the story... starting with that clandestine beginning... gives it a real feeling of ad...

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 23, 3:59am

Re: The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
When I go on a long walk where I'm likely to have to sleep on a platform, I bring six question mark screws that I twist into the platform and attach my guylines to. I can't remember whose i...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 10, 1:39am

Re: Bidet?
The Japanese cart these pocket bidets around in cities. It's not even a backpacking-specific item for them. That's just how they do it. Really? I don't know a single Japanese who use...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 08, 6:09am

Re: Update
So yes, if I can order these then I'm very happy and will do so right away. He still seem to be equivocating a bit, but I now take that as him just trying to be clear on what is needed to make ...

In GEAR » Locus Gear
January 05, 9:40pm

Re: Three Years Paleo and lessons learned
Great link! Will be taking some time to go through his blog.

In On the Web » Three Years Paleo and lessons learned
January 04, 6:37pm

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

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