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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: About Tyvek.
Only in the beginning, It softens up.

In GEAR » Uber Bivy or Nemo Gogo?
July 24, 8:30am

Re: UTMB Kit
So I'm European and an Ultra runner, so I can equate to your requirements. What the other posters don't understand is that full body cover is mandatory equipment and that means seam taped w...

In GEAR » Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
July 24, 5:14am

Re: Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
In 2007 I walked the Tour de Mont Blanc (which is the same trail that the runners use) and bunked with three of the racers in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, all of them elite racers. We spoke quite...

In GEAR » Ultramarathon gear advice needed for major race in the Alps
July 24, 4:26am

Re: Arthritis anyone? Warning! Possibly bummer thread!
I have osteo-arthritis in the hips, shoulders, and knees. It is so painful quite often that I can't sleep on my sides (I am a side sleeper) or lift my arms and legs. I have found, though, that ...

In Chaff » Arthritis anyone? Warning! Possibly bummer thread!
July 20, 2:15am

Re: Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
God, sometimes listening to you guys is like listening to people who've never been outside their backyard. Though not surprising that the EU is tone-deaf on this one... What?!? "Not ...

In GEAR » Golite/Eureka "NIGOR" Packs.
July 19, 10:16pm

Re: Trail Breve Latte (Coffee with cream) Success!
That's NIDO. It doesn't always work with other kinds of dry powder. The best way to get powders to "catch" a liquid (hot or cold, though hot usually works better) is to first p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Trail Breve Latte (Coffee with cream) Success!
July 04, 10:29pm

Re: Crowdsourcing
Having said that I have long felt that a crowdsourced approach to building an ultralight data logger sized GPS device with the ability to display locations in multiple coordinate systems would be a...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Politics of Cottage Consumption
July 04, 5:58pm

Re: report?
Thanks Richard. I'm actually in the midst of writing one portion. I've already finished two parts, but they are not hiking related. The third is. The main obstacle is processing all the pho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Three Weeks in the Pyrenees
July 02, 4:35am

Re: What did his doctor say about sodium?
I'm diabetic. Have been for 17 years. I eat a low carb diet. If you're going to reduce your carb intake it is imperative that you keep up the sodium, not reduce it. This is due to a phys...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meals for a pre-diabetic (i.e. no sugar)
July 01, 5:24pm

Re:Americans.
Hee hee... I think you got me there. ;-)

In On the Web » Headline: "Why does America lose its head over 'terror' but ignore its daily gun deaths?"
June 27, 8:43am

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