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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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Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
To the best of my knowledge, Bozeman Mountain Works is the only company producing this variety of quilt. Ron Bell will be releasing some new sleeping gear in the coming months and he may have that...

In GEAR » Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
March 21, 4:59pm

What's With the BMW Website?
The Bozeman Mountain Works site is not supposed to be "down". This is due to technical difficulties. As far as the date of release of those products I can only speculate thus far. ...

In GEAR » What's With the BMW Website?
March 21, 1:41pm

Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
> Toothbrush I know, I know, I know. I am a failure to the movement. Ha! In keeping with the tendancy of this thread which should probably now be in the MYOG section, here's a link t...

In GEAR » Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
March 21, 11:09am

Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
> Being that concerned about weight still surprises me Those are almost fightin' words on BPL. ; ) The reason I want to remove the handle altogether is because I am THAT concerned a...

In GEAR » Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
March 21, 10:40am

Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
Thanks for posting the thread, Eric. And yes we should both have a laugh since we post participated! A couple months ago I counted up all the posts I'd made to the various Forums I'm a me...

In GEAR » Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
March 21, 10:01am

Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
Eric, thank you for the reply. I did some searching but maybe not to the depth necessary. I could always e-mail Jhuara directly as well if need be. I'll be visiting my parent's home ...

In GEAR » Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
March 21, 9:29am

Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
Any suggestions as to how to safely take the handle off a Snowpeak 900mL pot? The handles themselves come off easy enough but the little tab that hold them in place is quite the bear. I believe t...

In GEAR » Evernew 0.9L Titanium Pot
March 20, 6:13pm

What do you sleep on?
Evazote pad and bivy

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 20, 3:16pm

Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
The sizing up notion is only for older stock I believe. Having heard that idea I purchased a 2006 Featherlite in size XL (I'm a size Lg) and it was way too big for me.

In Gear Deals » Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
March 20, 1:52pm

Compression sack
When sewing tie-outs onto lightweight fabrics it might be wise to use the "X Box" stitch rather than bar tacks. Bar tacks by their nature puncture a bunch of holes into the fabric very c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Compression sack
March 20, 1:50pm

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