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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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Camera Case with Plastic Sandwich
Gear-from-Garbage. I can get behind this ethos. I didn't build any of my camera cases to save them from a drop but rather to protect the screen from scratches mostly. I am fortunate to not b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camera Case with Plastic Sandwich
March 05, 3:27pm

Camera Case with Plastic Sandwich
Awesome, another camera case design, thanks for sharing! This one is far prettier than mine that's for sure. It has an ere or respectability to it seeing as how it's constructed of fabric...

In Make Your Own Gear » Camera Case with Plastic Sandwich
March 05, 12:45pm

Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
I would reiterate the advice above regarding doing the backpanel first. You'll find that the bulk of the "stuff" on the pack will be sewn to the backpanel (pad pocket, shoulder strap...

In Make Your Own Gear » Easiest method for a simple rucksack body?
March 04, 3:26pm

Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
Your reputation precedes you, Mags, and your cook system proves it. You're going to have to get pretty dang lazy and quit going out altogether for your reputation to go away.

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park
March 04, 10:55am

Ski to the Divide – Skinner Hut
Mmm, dinner.

In Post-Trip Reports » Ski to the Divide – Skinner Hut
February 27, 11:39am

Superior Hiking Trail teaser
Join the listserv and choose to receive the messages as a Digest. It's very manageable and full of good info if you're an SHT (or inspiring) hiker. I've long since moved away from the...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail teaser
February 26, 1:24pm

camp shoes\sandals
Old Thermarest and some thin cordage.

In Make Your Own Gear » camp shoes\sandals
February 21, 3:01pm

AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
+1 on Dave's comment regarding a flexible sole. Granted I'd love to put a bit more grace into my attempts at tele turns but being able to comfortably tour and walk while off ski are more i...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 11:05am

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
Yeah, I agree, Craig. That whole putting things into a backpack and going for a hike in the woods idea is just so stale and old yet BPL writes articles about it every week and people post in the f...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 10:35am

Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
Wow, I can almost feel the humidity in the photos.

In Post-Trip Reports » Feb 2014 - Yosemite in the Rain
February 11, 1:32pm

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