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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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Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
What an epic journey. Definitely one of the best trip report articles I've read on BPL. Way to go!

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
November 01, 2:14pm

finished Sweden's Bohusleden
Cesar, you set your sights on finishing a goal and that's an excellent accomplishment. There will always be someone's who hiked farther, gone faster, done it more efficiently, etc etc etc ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Finally! Took me a whole year, but I just finished Sweden's Bohusleden in section hikes!
October 22, 10:18am

MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
Thanks, Dave.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 16, 12:31pm

MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
Dave, any comments on combinations of this technique alongside a single-stay system? Good, bad, unnecessary? Also, in this system with a frameless application do you still typicall use a sheet of...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 16, 10:31am

Moto-Backpacking
Eugene, I've never driven or flown to a trailhead ever. Ha! Yeah, right! My Landcruiser gets like 11 mpg when it's in 4WD. The use of public transportation, bicycles, or high-mpg vehicl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Moto-Backpacking
October 09, 10:58am

The Trap Hills: Brief Analysis and Introspection
Photos and words make me miss that neck of the woods, Travis. Great introspection as well. Rings home as well.

In Post-Trip Reports » The Trap Hills: Brief Analysis and Introspection
October 07, 4:25pm

Paddle Scouts: BSA Packrafting the Sun River Drainage, Montana
Great work, Eric. I see some future participants in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Classic here.

In Editor's Roundtable » Paddle Scouts: BSA Packrafting the Sun River Drainage, Montana
September 24, 1:35pm

2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Almost dead North to South - but as those familiar with the Bob know - the ranges that run it's length are all at a slight NW to SE angle. So with an 85 miles direct path from Point A to Point...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
August 29, 8:10am

MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
Cool to see this rebirthed.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
August 09, 10:35am

The Bob
What a great thing for a young person to get to experience!

In Post-Trip Reports » The Bob
August 08, 3:29pm

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