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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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2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Dave, is the truck you've been speaking of the one that took a recent turn for the worse? If so, sounds like s/he had a good run!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
February 26, 8:18am

FS: GOLITE Pinnacle Backpack Size Large
Free shipping is only to CONUS.

In Gear Swap » FS: GOLITE Pinnacle Backpack Size Large
February 24, 1:39pm

FS: GOLITE Pinnacle Backpack Size Large
* SOLD * Up for sale is one green GOLITE Pinnacle back in size large. This model is from approximately 2008 and has been used at tops a few dozen times. It is is exceptional condition so buyer...

In Gear Swap » FS: GOLITE Pinnacle Backpack Size Large
February 24, 12:33pm

Yellowstone River Packrafting
You may have missed the middle quarter or so of the article in which Ryan speaks of backpacking across the entirety of Yellowstone National Park. ; )

In Editor's Roundtable » Yellowstone River Packrafting
February 06, 1:01pm

Photo Essay: Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Montana
A gorgeous area that is almost completely accessible to it's depths in one day yet has 11,000 foot peaks that aren't visible from any highway. A true gem. Glad you and your Scouts are abl...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photo Essay: Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Montana
February 01, 1:13pm

2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
I am envisioning a half dozen half-drunk-with-tiredness hikers lolling about in the back of a mid-nineties Tacoma.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 28, 5:53pm

2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
...it would be a trail run in July, and that is boring. Hear hear. I like the idea of seeing this event hopscotch around the country to other locations.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
January 28, 10:37am

2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
It made my day to see my old Suby up here, Daniel! If I were to post my "Picks for 2012" they would be as follows: 1. GORUCK GR1 2. Surly Pugsley Necromancer 3. Time with my...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 28, 1:10pm

An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear: Part 2 - Advanced Nordic Ski Mountaineering on UL Tele Gear
Great article, Forrest. A bit of a re-hash of your excellent blog post some months ago but in my opinion a great addition to the compendium that is BPL.

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear: Part 2 - Advanced Nordic Ski Mountaineering on UL Tele Gear
December 19, 5:37pm

An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
Mike, the uptrack in that photo should've gone straight up the hill, man! * wink wink *

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear
December 12, 7:04pm

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