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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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Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
In general, Google Earth is like a peak baggers dream. The ability to "fly" in and see your planned route without having to mentally extrapolate that visual picture from a topo is HUGE.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
April 19, 10:03am

I took a really short video of my Bushbuddy Ultra burnin' away on my friend's front porch this past weekend.

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 18, 8:31pm

Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
I was a bit suprised more people weren't interested in this. I'm trapped in the city and in front of computers for a good number of hours every week. Google Earth is a great way for me to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
April 18, 5:46pm

WTB some BPL Ti rods
I too am interested in a few of these.

In Gear Swap » WTB some BPL Ti rods
April 18, 12:07pm

Insulated Pack Pouches
Sarah, The folks who get to backpack with you and your culinary delights must be some lucky, lucky folks! I edited your post to make the link "clickable", hope you don't mind. ...

In GEAR » Insulated Pack Pouches
April 17, 8:57pm

Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
Update: April 16, 2007, Saligman, AZ . Andy has hiked 210 miles of his 6875 mile hike. This is the first update from Andy's hike of the Great Western Loop. He called from Saligman, AZ Ap...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andy Skurka: Great Western Loop
April 17, 7:56pm

> 4. Coolness/novelty factor is high I just tested my Bushbuddy out for the first time this evening with my buddies while we were out in the backyard drinking beers in preparation for this ev...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
April 14, 8:04pm

Best light 3-4 season softshell pants
Railriders makes a pant called the Winter Weatherpant which might be up your alley.

In GEAR » Best light 3-4 season softshell pants: Cloudveil Prospector and Intertia Peak, Patagonia Simple Guide Pant or other
April 13, 10:19am

Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
I presume that such as myself there are some fellow map afficianados here on BPL. And as such there are also probably some fans of Google Earth. I haven't personally viewed via Google Earth t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails
April 13, 10:13am

Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
I think we're all clear now. 2006 Unisex Montbell U.L. Windshirt.

In Gear Deals » Montbell U.L. Wind Shirt
April 12, 1:33pm

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