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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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I'll second and third Dave's legitimacy as I've purchased from him in the past although I'd suggest he add a link to his eBay listing as well.

May 14, 1:08pm

New Momentum in gear list
Aaron, The head/neck opening in your half bag is excellent! - sam_h

In Make Your Own Gear » New Momentum in gear list
May 14, 1:04pm

FS: Mens GoLite Spike Tail 11.5
FS: Mens GoLite Spike Tail 11.5 As good as new. Worn on one run along an asphalt bike path and to work three days. They're just not up to par with my Montrail Vitesses so off they go. The...

In Gear Swap » FS: Mens GoLite Spike Tail 11.5
May 11, 12:06pm

Montane: US source?
I got my Litespeed windshirt from Liberty Mountain.

In GEAR » Montane: US source?
May 09, 4:04pm

Humorous Gear List
My girlfriend's parents are joining her and me for a backpacking trip this weekend. Her dad e-mailed me his "gear list" this afternoon to see if it passed my ultralight standards. ...

In Gear Lists » Humorous Gear List
May 08, 8:39pm

3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
Mike, Would you like to part with one of them? I've been trying to get my hands on a single spoke for some time. - sam_h

In Make Your Own Gear » 3 gm, 9" Titanium bike spokes: What to use for?
May 07, 3:08pm

First Project - Cuben/Momentum Bivy
Kevin, It's excellent to see the balloon technique work so well for you. The quantity of mesh may be slightly heavy but in my opinion it will be extremely helpful in the breathability of th...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Project - Cuben/Momentum Bivy
May 04, 9:26am

Exploding Gas Canisters: The Hazard of Overheating
Roger, Your and your colleagues level of professionalism is a big part of what makes BPL a worthwhile informational resource. I especially enjoyed this tidbit: However, while the Standard sp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Exploding Gas Canisters: The Hazard of Overheating
May 03, 2:10pm

What does "unsupported" stand for to you?
Bill, I am going to make it my life's work to destroy your unsupported attempts by taking a picture of you! In all seriousness though your ground rules sounds well thought out. I'm...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does "unsupported" stand for to you?
May 03, 8:56am

Lafuma out of business?
We got a bunch of 2007 Lafuma product in the gear store I work at if that's any consolation.

In GEAR » Lafuma out of business?
May 03, 8:47am

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