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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.
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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Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parkas $115
Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parkas.

In Gear Deals » Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parkas $115
February 23, 11:31am

Sizing of Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parka
The sizing of the hood on the Thermwrap Parka is more suited for just warming the head and will only fit a small helmet underneath. A large helmet could be worn over the hood. We have a few o...

In GEAR » Sizing of Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Parka
February 23, 11:30am

Re: BushBuddy Video Music???
The music is by Storyhill, who're originally from Bozeman. One half, John Hermanson (whom I believe is the vocalist on this track) now lives in Minnesota but the other half, Chris Cunningham l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BushBuddy Video Music???
February 22, 3:04pm

Weight of Denatured Alcohol
> ... 900 fill down weigh... How about 454 grams - - just to confuse the already off-topic issue even more.

In GEAR » Weight of Denatured Alcohol
February 22, 12:32pm

Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
Not that this is news, but Scott also did a Podcast for the now defunct Trailcast.org series (a top-notch set of thru-hiking and gear afficiando interviews). I believe they are all still available...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 6:43pm

Bitrate
I'd just like to "second" this opinion to make it known that this is a big issue for me. The joy of listening to an interview is very, very lost for me when I can hear the limitation...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 11:14am

Double bagging with a quilt?
Welcome to BPL, Chad. Remember that temperature ratings are really quite arbitrary. Rather than discuss a subjective value in a piece of gears abilities it makes more sense to discuss something o...

In GEAR » Double bagging with a quilt?
February 21, 10:22am

FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
Western Mountaineering Megalite - Size regular, purple in color, one small patch near footbox, stored un-stuffed. Reduced to $200 shipped to lower 48. Equinox Poncho Tarp - With sewed in ridgeli...

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
February 19, 7:41am

Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
Don't forget most big companies outsource their labor to foreign countries who have very lax labor laws. If all companies were required to follow fair trade principles then most of the gear we...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 16, 1:39pm

Bushbuddy Question !
People were obviously excited, as they sold out in a matter of hours.

In GEAR » Bushbuddy Question !
February 16, 11:58am

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