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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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Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
Brett just posted this above but for those who are skimming, the following list, compiled over the course of many decades by alpinists and mountaineering professionals for "The Freedom of the ...

In GEAR » Do you pack your “survival essentials” on you rather than in your pack?
March 27, 7:20am

new oware cuben shelter
Dan - Good eye! That's some fine engineering there.

In GEAR » new oware cuben shelter
March 26, 8:51pm

new oware cuben shelter
It looks very similar to the pattern Jay Hamm presented to BPL members in his "5 Yards" article.

In GEAR » new oware cuben shelter
March 26, 2:18pm

Training your ankles
Those are some excellent tips, Josh.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
March 26, 1:01pm

Training your ankles
I've started standing on one foot while I'm brushing my teeth or working my part time job behind the cash register at the local Gear shop - just about anytime I'm standing around. Stan...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
March 26, 10:30am

Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Ben, the photo I used was taken by Jay Hamm and is from the original article. I'm familiar with how the two pieces sew together, what I'm unsure of is whether or not I've cut the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
March 25, 12:05pm

Grand Canyon Past
Good commentary and photos. The desert and canyon hiking are something I've never done although reside towards teh top of "my list". Thanks.

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Past
March 24, 2:46pm

FS: 2007 Marmot Essence Men's XL
New 2007 Marmot Essence Men's XL This jacket is not strong enough for the type of bushwacking I do. I put a one inch rip just behind the left armpit while attempting off trail travel. I ha...

In Gear Swap » FS: 2007 Marmot Essence Men's XL
March 24, 12:57pm

Sunnto X6
I recently purchased a Suunto Vector and have been spending the past 24 hours setting it to my local conditions, testing the alarms, recording various elevations and such. Having compared the ...

In GEAR » Sunnto X6
March 24, 12:44pm

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

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