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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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Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Worth a try maybe. We're talking about Spinn fabric here and I don't want to put any holes in it. I'll see if I can find some clothes pins maybe as I know that duct tape won't sti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
March 24, 12:34pm

Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
*bump*

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
March 24, 11:19am

Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Okay, everything has been going along fine thus far. I've cut the pieces, sewed the ridgeline and am ready to attach the beaks. I opted to make the ridgeline of my version longer than the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
March 22, 4:33pm

Cottage Industry
I've found a good number of other sites that would kind of qualify but they're more focused on heavy weight stuff or pure alpine, et al so the list is by no means definitive. I'd love ...

In GEAR » Cottage Industry
March 22, 3:13pm

Seamstress for hire
If you have access to a sewing machine I say give it a try yourself. You'll be suprised at just how easy it is.

In Make Your Own Gear » Seamstress for hire
March 22, 3:08pm

What's With the BMW Website?
I'm afraid not.

In GEAR » What's With the BMW Website?
March 22, 10:09am

What's With the BMW Website?
There was an issue with a bad PHP upgrade. The site is now functional again.

In GEAR » What's With the BMW Website?
March 21, 9:50pm

Cottage Industry
I keep my own personal list using the del.icio.us technology. View it here: http://del.icio.us/sharaldson/cottage

In GEAR » Cottage Industry
March 21, 9:47pm

F.A.Q. thread????
Jeff, BPL is in the process of a total facelift as well as a swapping out of much of it's skeleton. It'll still have the same blood flowing through it so worry not about losing all our ...

In Make Your Own Gear » F.A.Q. thread????
March 21, 9:46pm

Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
To the best of my knowledge, Bozeman Mountain Works is the only company producing this variety of quilt. Ron Bell will be releasing some new sleeping gear in the coming months and he may have that...

In GEAR » Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
March 21, 4:59pm

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