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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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2007 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...

In GEAR » 2007 Marmot Ion
March 08, 9:31am

Pulk Sled
Might as well use the sled on the downhills. Save energy, go quicker... and obviously fun. Imagine takin' a sled down something like the DrainPipe though? Break out the crampons for that.

In Winter Hiking » Pulk Sled
March 07, 9:59am

Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight Part 4 - Pack
Your pack matches nicely with the couch pillows, Ben. Just kiddin' with ya'. Your construction looks great. I especially like that you used the grid-stop for the backpanel. I have one p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight Part 4 - Pack
March 06, 8:04am

pacific northwest trail
Be sure to join the PNTA message board. It's where most thru-hiker conversation takes place. You'll notice my posts on there as username Mule. http://pnta.proboards38.com/index.cgi?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » pacific northwest trail
March 05, 1:27pm

Socks for hot weather
A combination of Injini Toe Socks and Darn Tough 1/4 socks are my summertime favorite.

In GEAR » Socks for hot weather
March 05, 10:57am

Insulation System Options
In my opinion, the two quilt system would be so clumsy while doing chores that it might drive you mad. What kind of trip lengths are you looking at? If short then you could probably withstand the...

In GEAR » Insulation System Options
March 04, 1:52pm

Hennessy Hammock Pattern?
Looks great, Jason. Very professional looking.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hennessy Hammock Pattern?
March 02, 7:09am

Go Lite shoes website is up and running
As an employee of a gear shop I got in on an early pro-deal on these shoes. They said orders for these would begin to process today (March 1st). This would lead me to believe that these shoes wil...

In GEAR » Go Lite shoes website is up and running
March 01, 7:43pm

FS Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus medium sized waist belt. Item is as good as new. $90 shipped (lower 48) PM or e-mail (samh [at] samh.net) for more info.

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
March 01, 2:06pm

C.A.M.P.
> (There's nothing like carrying a short stick for self-arrest to keep you focused.) I will NEVER forget the time I crossed a 30+ degree snowfield w/o axe and crampons using only the heel...

In GEAR » C.A.M.P.
February 28, 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

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