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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: Out Running Jeremy
"Miguel". ;-)

In GEAR » Durable Alternative to Innov8 Terroc 330?
August 08, 7:03pm

Re: Durable Alternative to Innov8 Terroc 330?
I haven't bought them yet, but when I took a look at the Altra Lone Peak's two weeks ago, they felt very solid, with very tough soles. I was quite surprised, actually. Compared to my Terroc...

In GEAR » Durable Alternative to Innov8 Terroc 330?
August 08, 4:58pm

Re: New Pacific Coast Trail Record
Anish had a huge grin in almost every photo she took of herself during the the entire walk. She looked very much like she was have a blast. And if you read her other words, most of it is about havi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 8:07pm

Re: Hubba
Delmar, I have the Hubba Hubba HP, and yes it does look similar to this tent. But the single pole above cannot be guyed out when the winds pick up (at least not high enough up where it makes a diff...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
August 01, 6:22am

Re: Ultra-Light Gear
Especially this year. Weird weather, and it seems like enormous thunderstorms everyday. Quite a few people have died already, and many more injured and lost. Crazy, crazy rains! Take care up there ...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 31, 11:18pm

Re: Okachimachi
Bringing your scale might not surprise them as much as you might think. The UL movement in Japan started at OD Box Okachimachi. It's where Tomoyoshi Tsuchiya, now owner of the UL store Hiker...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 30, 4:59am

Re: Come to think of it.
Donnie, yup, it's OD Box in Okachimachi. If they don't have it set up, just ask them (some of them speak English). They'd be happy to oblige. You can also see the tent set up in ICI in ...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 30, 2:36am

Re: Beautiful little tent, but...
The copper spur has one pole at the top connected by a joint. There is nothing to stabilize the top or side poles in a very strong wind. The X-pole designs are preferred in Japan specifically becau...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 29, 9:16pm

Re: Nemo Tani 1P
No idea. You'll have to ask Nemo about that. I expect they made a special deal with a Japanese distributor for exclusive rights? Also, from what I gather, it was a request from Japanese mountai...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 29, 7:19pm

Nemo Tani 1P
I've been meaning to get a lightweight, 1-person pole-tent with a very small footprint for quite a while now. While I love my Locus Gear Khufu and GoLite Shangri-La 2 when I'm way up in the...

In GEAR » Nemo Tani 1P
July 28, 8:56am

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