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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
> Seeing the Chinese Wall with solid snow and only my set of prints stretching behind me was some of the finest miles I have hiked. Awesome.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 29, 3:29pm

2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Thanks so much for the insight, Dave. Glad to hear such a tale of success. Looking forward to more write-ups!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 29, 7:53am

2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Looking forward to the trip reports. I was camped out about 90 miles to the Southeast of y'all's start point and there was some NASTY weather throughout the weekend so I was constantly cur...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 28, 3:57pm

Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
Good livin', Todd.

In Other Activities » Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
May 15, 8:16am

Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking
Very concise as always, Will. Looking forward to a multi-part article.

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 1: Concepts and Scope.
May 08, 2:30pm

The SUL Mindset
Happy to see the re-birth of the SUL topic. Many of the veterans of BPL have brought our weight down to the SUL level and then come back up in weight finding the right balance between the variable...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Mindset
May 08, 12:25pm

MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
It's a very cool kit. Nice to see the community come together and open-source it.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
April 24, 2:45pm

MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
I started acquiring the parts to build one of these a few months ago and at the same time decided to create an updated version of the instruction sheet that was included with Yvon's original ki...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
April 24, 1:34pm

Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
This summer I'll do my second Challenge in Bozeman (the first was here also). And yes, the Stockyard Cafe is great place. It's about as "real Montana" as it gets.

In Other Activities » Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
April 21, 10:13am

Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
Hey John, Glad to see you and your son are going to be hitting up a Challenge. They're mentally and physically taxing but super rewarding too. I did my first last July and I'll be doin...

In Other Activities » Brand New Non-Ultralight Adventure
April 19, 8:02am

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