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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gallatin Range
About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
CityBozeman
StateMT
CountryU.S.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
This .pdf appears to give a little insight into their testing methods: http://www.idfl.com/media/pdfs/news/IDFL%20News%2055.pdf And the test submittal form lists some of the tests: http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 25, 12:23pm

MYOG backpack prototype
"lunch sack". I like it.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG backpack prototype
July 25, 12:14pm

Delmar's Poll
Toilet paper? Pshaw!

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 10:38am

Bikepacking at the Cusp
...People locked away in office jobs (without which internet culture would not exist) are prone to fall more in love with the idea of the activity rather than the activity itself. Thinking and p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 21, 3:14pm

Rambling the High Sierra
I approve.

In Editor's Roundtable » Rambling the High Sierra
May 21, 10:54am

Sewing Machine Recommendations
Got to a thrift store, find an inexpenisve machine that works and is made out of metal. Use it for a year. If after that you're still sewing and you want/need more then get yourself a Juki or ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Recommendations
May 16, 11:23am

2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
Mil-spec Monkey is a decent place for one-off pieces of hardware. The plastic Cobra Buckles are less than $4 there. http://milspecmonkey.com/store/hardware-diy/372-itw-gt-cobra-buckle.html

In Make Your Own Gear » 2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
May 09, 11:36am

Synthetic fill hooded jacket pattern
McCalls, Green Pepper, etc type pattern should work fine.

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic fill hooded jacket pattern
May 09, 11:34am

MYOG Gear Closet
UL backpackers and our organizational habits make us good husbands and wives. My wife refers to me as a "Type A dirtbag".

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Gear Closet
May 03, 9:16am

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Took this ruck out for an overnighter about two weeks ago and got a feel for what worked and what didn't. I brought it into the shop today and fixed a couple weak spots as well as put binding ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
May 02, 2:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Sam Haraldson

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StickPic camera mount
The StickPic is a simple trekking pole compatible camera mount. It is manufactured to fit your trekking pole specifically and slips over the tip of your pole. You can then attach your camera to the ...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
June 15, 3:24pm

Inov-8 Debrisgaiter
When traveling off-trail in the pursuit of a summit or maneuvering from a trail in one drainage to another I often encounter steep slopes covered loose scree. When taking in step in this scree my foo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 21, 9:52am

Mark Twight/The Mountaineers Extreme Alpinism
Although written primarily for individuals wishing to move light and fast in alpine summit pursuits, Mark Twight's book Extreme Alpinism published by The Mountaineers contains methodology e...

In Books and Media
January 14, 5:25pm

Bushbuddy "Ultra" (BPL/Ryan Jordan/Arctic 1000 Version) Wood Stove
At a little less than five and a quarter ounces the Bushbuddy Ultra Wood Stove will probably receive my best buy of 2007 award. I own an MSR Whisperlite, a Snowpeak Gigapower and two different be...

In Stoves - Other
September 13, 5:36pm

Arc'Teryx Ether Series Shirts
What are the factors that lead to high rating for a base layer clothing item? In my opinion the item must stand up to a number of factors. These include, in no particular order, comfort, durability,...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
September 13, 4:48pm

WalMart
I quit shopping at Walm$rt a few years ago. If you can't find it someplace else then you don't need it. It is an un-arguable fact that this giant company is reaching into the pockets of mill...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 12:15pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
When you order from Ron Bell, don't expect to find your order at your doorstep the next week the way you would expect a purchase from a giant retailer. And when you order from a giant retailer, d...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 12:00pm

Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts
Saturday morning it started raining at 9:30 a.m. just as we were headed away from the previous nights campsite onto the trail. I had the mitts on along with my Marmot Precip and my trusty rain hat. ...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 23, 3:26pm

Marmot Ion
I've been wearing my 2006 Ion lately while biking. It's winter here so I've been wearing it layered over my U.L. Thermawrap and after a steady, sweaty climb uphill there is significant sh...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 08, 9:32am

Montbell Thermawrap pants
The Montbell U.L. Thermawrap pants are the perfect blend of function and minimalism. Full size zips make venting and putting on and taking off easy. Both a snap as well as a cinch around the waist k...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
February 21, 6:52pm