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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: so, gun advocates, whats the solution?
This whole thread is an example of what the problem is. No one can agree on anything and everyone has an opinion, which everyone else is supposed to respect and give equal credence to. If there is ...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 19, 7:34am

Re: guns
I don't get it. How do a people who have never had any gun control, and thereby have no experience whatsoever with how gun control works and what its effects are, speak with any authority about...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 18, 7:16am

Re: "Compression" tights?
One balanced view on the topic: The Physiology Behind Compression Clothes

In GEAR » "Compression" tights?
December 08, 6:19am

Re: Flip lock
Jotaro Yoshida speaks very good English. Just email him. He'll be more than glad to help. I use these poles. Though they are heavier than the GG poles, they are also considerably stronger.I ...

In GEAR » Anyone using the Locus Gear carbon fiber trekking poles?
December 06, 4:46pm

Re: So much to respond to...
I seem to recall at some point in the past mentioning that if all you say about your German relatives are true Dean, I resent that a lot!!! A LOT! You can talk your head off about whatever you r...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 19, 8:01pm

Re: Not anti
I'm sorry, Miguel, but I have to disagree. I actually agree with you, Tom. I was trying to be diplomatic and not step on toes here. For me it is just not worth it getting riled up and starti...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 16, 6:57pm

Re: Not anti
Pretty narrow view for a pro people person you have there. I'd argue all those that persecuted the Jews throughout history are also to blame. You can toss in the Arabs and Persians too. I sh...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 16, 12:58am

Re: Valid combatant targets @ Dean
Tom, I laughed as I read your comment about China, because it sounds so similar to the way Americans are arguing in this thread about "terrorists". "Terrorists"/ "Barbarian...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 15, 9:40pm

Re: Valid combatant targets @ Dean
Is not the reverse true of Japan as well? I think at one time, yes. But not anymore, at least not among almost every young Asian I've met and known. Japan has become "the" place to...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 15, 9:36pm

Re: Valid combatant targets @ Dean
? Tom, China invaded and took over Tibet. Most Chinese now consider it part of their country, as you can easily see in their travel brochures. And they're doing their damndest to get Taiwan &qu...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 15, 9:20pm

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