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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: Gangs and other thugs
I respect your views and opinions, but why is it if someone has a differing opinion than you they are stupid or off their rocker. We are all entitled to our own views and opinions. I surely don'...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 22, 3:54pm

Re: Gangs and other Thugs
The vast majority of Americans, British etc. want nothing to do with violence. Some strong and valid questions have been asked that I need to sit down, think about, and pen a proper response to,...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 21, 11:01pm

Re: Gangs and other thugs
Hey Miguel, don't forget I, and probably you too, are also Americans! Heh, yeah, but no one else seems to think so. And every time I try to hold up my index finger and lean forward to make a...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 21, 9:11pm

Re: Gangs and other thugs
Lynn, I admire your valiant effort and very reasonable and well-thought out arguments, but personally I've given up trying to discuss this topic with Americans. My conclusion is that they don&#...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 21, 4:43pm

Re: Women and men on the trail
Well, for some guys it's not wanting to admit that a woman might hike faster. But for a lot of other guys it's wanting to impress the woman. Ever since I read "Tales of Neveryon",...

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
January 17, 2:07am

A Litte Easy Jaunt In The Japan Alps for Your Viewing Pleasure
Came across this video of two guys walking the infamous "Gendarme" (a knife ridge) and "Dai-Kiretto" in the North Japan Alps. I'm really bad with these kind of steep and hea...

In On the Web » A Litte Easy Jaunt In The Japan Alps for Your Viewing Pleasure
January 13, 8:44am

Re: R-value
A friend of mine here in Japan wears an oversized neoprene bicycle shoe bootie over his hiking shoes (wool socks inside) and a FortyBelow overboot over that (with oversized Kahtoola Microspike on t...

In GEAR » My neoprene socks didn't work.
January 04, 8:26am

Re: My neoprene socks didn't work.
I always thought that was a suspect recommendation. In wet cold environments, they don't work. Mike Clelland uses thin neoprene socks to keep his feet warm in wet conditions up in Alaska. Hi...

In GEAR » My neoprene socks didn't work.
January 03, 10:12pm

Re: So much love for the PNW!!
Plus it is terrible for grass allergies apparently. That's true. Supposed to have something like 27 of the 29 known allergens. My brother, who has terrible allergies to grass allergens, near...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So....how do you all feel about Oregon??
January 03, 10:01pm

Re: So much love for the PNW!!
And to the poster who complained about having to ride 15 mins on blacktop to get to a mountain bike trail I sincerely hope you are kidding... Oregonians have a quirky habit of jokingly keeping o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So....how do you all feel about Oregon??
January 03, 8:33pm

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