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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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Ultralight hunting
Want to thank everyone that's posted useful information to this thread. I am looking to add a hunting component to my outdoor pursuits primarily as a means of putting local, sustainable meat o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
March 25, 6:17pm

MYOG 610.2 Pack
The stays arrived today. They're definitely used and a bit beat up but they were only $10 and no extra shipping so essentially the same price as buying aluminum from the hardware store, but in...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 610.2 Pack
March 25, 1:40pm

MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
Wonderfully done on the pattern and instruction set here. Most appreciated by those attempting this as well I'm sure!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pentagon tarp (poor man's trailstar)
March 25, 12:59pm

Packraft Strap bag
Build a packrafting-specific backpack with a remove-able lid suitable for use on day trips.

In Make Your Own Gear » Packraft Strap bag
March 24, 12:24pm

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Thanks, Jon. I've found that with proper packing and of course lightweight gear choices, a frameless ruck with no hip stabilizer can work great. If you're hoisting around a lot of gear an...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 24, 12:22pm

Packraft Strap bag
By keeping the cooler on the stern access to beer is increased ; ) Good looking stuff. The forward storage bag you built could double as a backpack lid if such a project were ever undertaken.

In Make Your Own Gear » Packraft Strap bag
March 24, 10:48am

MYOG The Prospector
Sorry I'm not of more help. Trying to describe these things in detail with words typed into a forum isn't something I feel like tackling. Start a folder on your computer called "pack...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG The Prospector
March 24, 10:37am

help! can't fix my pucker
What Jon said above, sounds like too large a needle to me. Also adjusting your thread tension and doing some tests on scrap fabric could enlighten you as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » help! can't fix my pucker
March 24, 10:29am

Glacier National Park
I'd pick Boulder or Hole-in-the-Wall over Brown's Pass any day. I've camped at all three. The scenery at the latter two is absolutely superior (even the view from the lowrider toilet ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Glacier National Park
March 24, 10:23am

MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Darren, I know it's blasphemy but I haven't put it on a scale yet! I did get a volume read on it though and the main body of the pack (below the extension collar) is right at 40L (2440 cu....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 24, 8:40am

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