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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
My PDF Gear List2014 Summer List - Rocky Mountains

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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
You will absolutely want fully waterproof fabric on the bottom and breathable fabric up top. My bivy is eight years old now and the waterproofness has gone out of the bottom fabric which was a ver...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
December 19, 3:18pm

Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
In Glacier I found that by planning itineraries where your daily mileages were more than the seven to ten miles of the average backpacker I could often find a permit scheme that didn't match wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 18, 2:08pm

Patching MLD non-stretch mesh
Tyvek tape and glued patches work well for solid fabric but for repairs to mesh I prefer a heavy gauge thread, a needle and either a whip or chain stitch.

In Make Your Own Gear » Patching MLD non-stretch mesh
December 18, 8:11am

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
Are there other trolls on BPL or is Bob Gross the only one? In serious response however I have to disagree with you, Mike. I can rarely hike with a windshirt and find that my even my R1 is al...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 11, 2:18pm

Jerry Quilt Idea
Beautiful work, Bill.

In Make Your Own Gear » Jerry Quilt Idea
November 21, 7:35am

any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
My commentary on durability was less about compression over time and more about things like knife slashes, burns, et al.

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 2:11pm

any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
Highly lofted wool isn't new but there are some neat applications where wool is needle-punched to a polyester scrim that I think are going to have some merit. This will not be comparable to do...

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 10:47am

Sewing timelapse
And apparently your seatbags take FAR less time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJLK-Czv7c

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing timelapse
November 06, 4:37pm

Sewing timelapse
Cool vid, Nick. And awesome design on your framebag.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing timelapse
November 06, 4:35pm

Packrafting without a Good Map
Yee haw! Those USFS "maps" are pretty laughable - good on ya'll for persevering.

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 05, 2:29pm

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