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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: Unna and Nallo 2 in Wind
Well, I think it is a bit unfair to compare the two videos. The Nallo is badly pitched (not tight, with loose guylines) plus the fabric is wet, so it is naturally going to be more stretched. The Un...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pyrenean Traverse -- Logistics
May 31, 5:05am

Re: Unna
Doing the route without wheels and then also trying to stay vegan... that is asking a lot. Too much in my opinion. I did the GR10 last summer, with some jaunts up to the high ridges. It is hard ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pyrenean Traverse -- Logistics
May 30, 11:45pm

Re: My view of this thread
Zorg, for a while there I thought that maybe you and Scree were one and the same, but now I see that Scree has the sense to step out of the way of the landslide. I love standing at the edge of ...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 30, 11:04pm

Re: I'm not reading all of this
Despite apparent years of good reviews and satisfied customers, someone f'ed something up and without a moment's delay, out come the knives. I'm sure people not even involved will be de...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 29, 11:58pm

Re: I'm confused - what exactly are you whining about?
I think Yang is posting on BPL precisely because he cannot seem to work out the problem with SMD. That's what I would do if I was having an issue with a cottage manufacturer and they were no lo...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 29, 4:40pm

Re: list
But when I need a compass, mine is heavier than most folks Either that is one hell of a heavy compass, or folks themselves are getting SUL these days. Cuben skin implants?

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 22, 9:14pm

Re: Down Shorts
I have not been able to find any companies that produce down shorts. Montbell makes down shorts. Also a down short-sleeve T-shirt, which I have.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2B: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Rainwear, Insulation, Headwear, Handwear, and Footwear
May 22, 5:15pm

Re: more questions on the conditions.
Jun, it is wise to heed to advice about the dangers of Mt. Fuji off season. It is one of the most dangerous mountains in Japan when it is still capped in snow and ice, in great part because it is t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mt Fuji in June?
May 22, 4:07am

Re: Fabric drains sweat
Sounds exactly like the Nikwax pumpliner.

In GEAR » Fabric drains sweat
May 20, 11:56pm

Re: The SUL Mindset
the weight of all this philosophizing and pontificating is too much to carry in my pack!!! It's fun talking about all this, even on a philosophical level. To me it adds dimension to the prac...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 11, 5:26pm

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