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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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Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
Thorough, scientific gear reviews of this caliber are why I continue to visit Backpacking Light week after week after week. At least one hunting-specific review of the Evolution should be up o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 15, 3:33pm

Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay
All USFS cabins and firelookouts available for rent (such as the Fox Creek cabin featured in the video) can be researched and reserved through recreation.gov. My wife and our friends rent at least...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay
January 15, 10:37am

First Post - A Confession/Trip Report
I keep a bookmark for the BPL Post-Trip Reports for regular viewing. Good stuff like this TR here has kept me coming back for years. Nothing wrong with discussing gear or technology if that's...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Post - A Confession/Trip Report
January 13, 11:29am

Pukaskwa: 160kms Around the Outside via Foot & Raft
Missed this TR until someone alerted me to it via Dave's Bedrock & Paradox TR contest. Spectacular looking link-up, you two! Cheers, Sam

In Post-Trip Reports » Pukaskwa: 160kms Around the Outside via Foot & Raft
January 06, 3:32pm

New England Traverse: Discovering a Wilderness Route
Having spent a week in New England last year and not having been there since I was a child it was a great eye opening experience to witness just what a beautiful landscape exists there. Your artic...

In Editor's Roundtable » New England Traverse: Discovering a Wilderness Route
December 11, 10:49am

Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
I was secretly hoping for a winter TR when I saw this report pop up. Alas, any TR from the SHT makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 05, 2:41pm

A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
Yeah, because the WRHR is some sort of secret that no information or maps exist for. Ha! Thanks for sharing, Alan and Don. Just be sure to stay away from my favorite powder stash ; ) * edited ...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 22, 10:37am

2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
Now let's not let this become another bolting or style debate like in the climbing world, please. Any form of human-powered locomotion is allowed within the identified course area. No lin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
November 14, 11:10am

2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
Call me an armchair commenter because I've been following the race since it's inception but have not participated up to this point. Whatever, take it or leave it. My research is showi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
November 13, 4:09pm

Yosemite from UA
Gorgeous. There's a quote I like from "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Reisner that goes like this... "I had an aisle seat, and since I believe that anyone who flies in an airplane and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite from UA
November 13, 11:07am

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