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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
My Tikka allows for three in the magazine and one in the chamber so I'd need to be doing some downright terrible shooting to need that many rounds at any given time. I was mostly just itching ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 10:27am

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
David, I rode my bike home with the rifle slung around my neck last evening and I was wondering if that would be an issue. Pete, to be honest with you have no idea if I was correct about my as...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 8:28am

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
Yes, but that weight would also affect your ability to hold the gun comfortably and stable in a shooting position.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 14, 6:36pm

Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
I got this idea from Dave C who got it from Evan Hill. I changed both of their ideas a bit to suit my needs as I wanted the padding to wrap part way around the stock to raise my cheek up a bit and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 14, 3:08pm

MYOG shoulder straps
I'm making a guess here but I think those would be held in place by a MOLLE or PALS type system. A few rows of PALS could be sewn to the back panel and a webbing attachment device could be sew...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG shoulder straps
April 08, 8:43am

Scrap pack
Looks good. And quite practical as well. Seems like it'll be a good performer for something like sectioning the AT.

In Make Your Own Gear » Scrap pack
April 06, 7:16pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Appreciate it, George.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
April 05, 4:58pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Ron, I built this pack for myself and my own needs. I have no plans to go into business building and selling packs myself, no. Although I do have access to a nice large cutting table and some spe...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
April 04, 11:55am

MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
I'd been snowboarding for around twenty years when I started wanting to get into the backcountry with any seriousness and rather than try and take up telemarking for backcountry travel - which ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
April 04, 10:41am

MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
Jon, for years I've used only a simple webbing stabilizer belt on my day trip packs. My full loadout for a day in the mountains is maybe fifteen pounds if I've got lots of water and typica...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
April 02, 9:15am

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

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