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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.
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
Lucky Jay is on a trip, huh? You did make some helpful suggestions in the other thread, yes, Ben. I hadn't considered mocking it up with paper or other fabric - - not sure why that didn't...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
March 30, 12:26pm

Montane Terra Pants Feather Smock
Chris, what is your contact information? Please e-mail

In Gear Swap » Montane Terra Pants Feather Smock
March 30, 12:23pm

MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
Adam, It's good to know I'm still loved. I put the tarp project on hold until I'm certain about my next seams but am anxious to finish it up. I'm really excited about putting t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
March 29, 8:43pm

New digital still cameras
I recently acquired a Canon Powershot SD400 which weighs in at a scant 4.6 oz w/ it's battery. It comes in a rugged metal body and has all of Canon's wonderful point and shoot features. I...

In Photography » New digital still cameras
March 29, 4:03pm

MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
No love : (

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 5 Yards to SUL - Tarp Question
March 29, 1:10pm

Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
I'd be jealous of anyone I saw on the trail using the Nunatak setup that's for sure.

In GEAR » Nunatak Arc AT + Skaha Plus
March 28, 5:19pm

The Bushbuddy stove burns a fistful size quantity of pencil-sized twigs. To light this one can use either a bit of kindling, a home-made firestarter or a few drops of lighter fluid. My plan o...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 28, 12:38pm

The craftsmanship with which Franz has put these stoves together with is far superior than what the layman DIY'er can do. He has chosen very fine materials and put them together with precise w...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
March 28, 10:38am

Training your ankles
> boulderers ... very jaded and imaginative masochists There's a difference between a boulderer and a masochist? Hmm, coulda fooled me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Training your ankles
March 27, 3:36pm

Nano Material from Feathered Friends

In GEAR » Nano Material from Feathered Friends
March 27, 3:33pm

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