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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: the desert
But for most of us anything over 120F is going to mean death if we go hiking for a few days. So... 134, 137, 139 really doesn't mean a lot. Last summer when I was in the Pyrenees I had to de...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 17, 8:42pm

Re: "The "I don't get it" thread" : Merino socks in summer.
Jeffrey, are you wearing very thin merino wool socks? That's the key. Many people turn to wool sock liners instead of regular socks, as their main sock in the summer. Even a little thicker, and...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 17, 8:35pm

Re: the desert
Bob is correct on the highest recorded temperature, at least from the last time I checked. People do tend to exaggerate temperatures. Well, it's a bit unfair to quote statistics that for the...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 16, 6:01pm

Re: "The "I don't get it" thread": Short Jackets
I've been trying to think what it is that I really don't get, and this morning, while browsing for waterproof shells, it came back to me... I don't get outer shells that are shorter tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 12, 4:46pm

Re: I don't get......
Justin, I agree with you 100%. Cotton is overly demonised in backpacking circles. And I like silk too :) Definitely agree with both of you. I wonder, sometimes, how many people in the backpackin...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 11, 5:48pm

Re: Cameras
When you do it right, either with a camera or with a pen and paper (they are very different in execution), photography and drawing can bring an incredibly rich "seeing" of the world aroun...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 10, 9:20pm

Re: Toothpaste..
Windshirts really hit home for me on one trip in the Alps in Switzerland when it was freezing and raining and my Montane Superfly eVent jacket started wetting out and leaking, even though I had rec...

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 10, 6:10pm

Re: New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration
Intravenous Kidney Filter? Save weight by using your own kidneys* instead of a separate, artificial filter. Includes optional, portable mini-dialysis machines for use in industrial areas. *ki...

In GEAR » "New product that radically shifts how backpackers approach field hydration"
March 07, 3:34am

Re: Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
Steve, didn't you know that Jardine won't allow you to copy that URL and post it without his permission? Just wait. He's going to come after you!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 01, 7:35pm

Re: I Love This Site
Welcome aboard, Dave!

In Chaff » I Love This Site
February 16, 3:06pm

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