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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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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

How Much Money Have You Spent On Gear
I applied for a grant recently to help fund a thru-hike I'm doing this summer and one of the requirements was to list your budget for the trip. I tallied, food, transportation, miscellaneous a...

In Gear Lists » How Much Money Have You Spent On Gear
May 02, 10:35am

Old gear - New use
My North Face MG 55 pack has been reduced of all possible extra straps, stays, extra clasps, etc and is now used solely for volunteering on trail maintenance. It's rugged and can handle the ki...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old gear - New use
April 30, 12:11pm

Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
Another innovation from some of our friends in the community industry. Good luck with approval from "the man".

In GEAR » Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
April 30, 9:48am

As you mention, James fuel-savings are much less of an issue with the Bushbuddy as you can keep your food warm by keeping the pot over the still smoldering fire - thereby eliminating the need for a...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 30, 9:41am

John, Andy has an amazing memory of a place's specific even if he's only been there once and it was a year previous. He's great about answering folk's questions too so get in to...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
April 29, 9:34pm

Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
April 28 - Morongo Valley, CA- Andy here. I am staying the night with a PCTA volunteer, Don Line (who last year put in over 400 hours of volunteer time for the trail!), and figured I'd jump ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
April 29, 11:21am

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