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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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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

FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
Please direct any inquiries to me via a PM. I'd most appreciate it.

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
February 14, 4:21pm

FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
Western Mountaineering Megalite - Size regular, purple in color, one small patch near footbox, stored un-stuffed. $250 shipped to lower 48. Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus - Size M/L, gray in color...

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering, Gossamer Gear, Equinox
February 14, 10:21am

New Pack from Gossamer Gear?
Below is quoted from the Gossamer Gear Newsletter: NEW STUFF 1. The Mariposa Plus. This is taking a long time to get to market, thanks for your patience, we think it will be well worth the ef...

In GEAR » New Pack from Gossamer Gear?
February 14, 9:25am

Arrowhead 135 Winter Race
I have enjoyed reading your commentary leading up to the race. Glad to hear that the race went well for most people. That weekend was about the worst time I could imagine being outside running a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Arrowhead 135 Winter Race
February 12, 4:05pm

Re: Unishelter vs. Nemo GoGo
I don't know, PJ. Could you post the eVENT stats here as well? Nemo uses eVENT fabric in some of their shelters as well. Not sure what their determination is for use of one vs. the other.

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
February 12, 9:22am

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