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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: Ueli Steck tossed off Everest
I guarantee you that in the next decade, the westerners will be traveling with their own western bodyguards and packing more than an ice axe. This is just the attitude that is causing all the gr...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck tossed off Everest
May 02, 10:35pm

Re: Brawlin' on Mt. Everest.
This is going to hit the international news, and most of that news is going to be from the side of the climbers and westerners, with few people listening to what the Nepalese have to say. It is ver...

In On the Web » Brawlin' on Mt. Everest.
April 29, 6:33am

Re: Ueli Steck tossed off Everest
A more balanced and less biased account. Gives a better idea about what was going on in the minds of the Nepalese. The UK Climbing article makes it sound as if it was totally uncalled for and witho...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck tossed off Everest
April 29, 6:28am

Re: rocks & dogs
Feral dogs don't belong in the woods or anywhere else for that matter. Be careful when thinking like that in the countryside of a place like Romania. It's not America and local customs a...

In GEAR » Gear question about Romania
April 25, 3:52am

Re: Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
Great video! Watched it till the 1 hour mark, and will continue later. What I loved was the way the video really captured the way walks like this feel... without overdramatizing it and bringing out...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 PCT Thru Hike... The Movie!
March 29, 7:08pm

Re: The Subtle Knife
I just realized with this thread that I have no class whatsoever... The whole thread made me laugh. Great fun! Nick, I always suspected, now I know you're a Randian!

In GEAR » It's Just So Cute!!!
March 29, 6:55pm

Re: Do you know this kettle?
Uniflame here in Japan makes a similar one, but it's obviously different. I have seen one by another company quite often, and it might be an early version by Primus. Here is the pres...

In GEAR » Do you know this kettle?
March 26, 10:16pm

Re: Homeless campsites---how are they different from wilderness campsites?
And here we are, sitting on the internet talking about how similar it must be to backpacking? Shame. What a disconnect. I'm shocked by the indifference behind this thread. It's like a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Homeless campsites---how are they different from wilderness campsites?
March 21, 6:06pm

Re: Agree with light socks
Hiking Malto, I'm not sure how long you've been around BPL, but for the first 8 years or so, this whole community was extremely wide-ranging and excited about new ideas. Everyday someone fr...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 18, 8:51am

Re: The "I don't get it" thread"
Miguel: yep,you're right, I haven't tried very thin merino socks in the summer. But I like a bit of padding. I don't "get" why I would give that up for the "benefit"...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 18, 1:26am

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