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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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2nds sil-nylon
A local gear manufacturer (Empire Canvas Works) had a fabric garage sale a couple weeks ago so I headed out there and got some smokin' deals on a bunch of fabric. He saw that I was grabbing al...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2nds sil-nylon
May 21, 9:59am

FS: MLD Tarp Spinntex, Bear Bag
I inquired about that a couple months ago, and it was sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Tarp Spinntex, Bear Bag
May 18, 1:32pm

Mike, Thanks for the clarification. I've been of the opinion that the risk of the stove spreading a fire is about as good as any campstove spreading fire. By that rationale use of a Bushbu...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
May 16, 12:20pm

Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
Andy Skurka's Update: May 14th Mile 1152 Kennedy Meadows Campground Andy called last night and provided the following information about his hike. He is presently at the Kennedy Meadows...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
May 14, 9:32pm

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

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