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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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homemade aluminum trekking poles
If you can manage not to fall on them they should be great, Scott. The weight is right, the price is right so nice work!

In Make Your Own Gear » homemade aluminum trekking poles
March 18, 10:26am

FS Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
The pack is sold, I emailed you as well, Dave.

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus
March 18, 10:24am

Creating a LW Frame sheet for Jam2
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.

In Make Your Own Gear » Creating a LW Frame sheet for Jam2
March 16, 12:34pm

Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
Do a search (on BPL or Google) for "Downdraft Wood Gassifier" for a description of why the grate is located where it is on this variety of wood stove. Thanks for the photos (studio q...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bushbuddy & Snow Peak 900 photos
March 16, 9:55am

expedition packrafting pack
Although not a concern in as utilitarian a situation as this, your pack even looks nice. The removeable hipbelt/fanny pack with add-able pockets is a great idea. I could see this as am improvemen...

In Make Your Own Gear » expedition packrafting pack
March 16, 9:43am

GoLite Shoes - On my Feet
I got my Spike Tails in the mail yesterday (from GoLite, not eBay) and once I removed the insoles and put in my trusty SuperFeet I've been enjoying them. The shoe is pretty minimal yet sti...

In GEAR » GoLite Shoes - On my Feet
March 15, 8:45am

Why Backpacking?
I think there will be a common line of thought in this thread. My friends who don't backpack think those of us who do are insane. Bugs, hiking, sleeping on the ground, etc isn't for every...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Backpacking?
March 13, 10:08am

UL Thermawrap v. Micropuff pullover
Many good comments here on the warmth qualities of the Thermawrap. I'll comment on one of my favorite features - the pockets. I wear my Thermawrap as my daily jacket around town as well as on...

In GEAR » UL Thermawrap v. Micropuff pullover
March 12, 9:50am

FS Equinox Pound Plus Pack
I have one of these for sale as well. Didn't have any takers in my original post but if there ends up being two people who want 'em they're available.

In Gear Swap » FS Equinox Pound Plus Pack
March 12, 9:47am

Go Lite shoes website is up and running
You had some good photos on your blog, Bill. I think people will be interested in hearing some opinions of these shoes as they weight upwards of half a pound less than many popular trail shoes.

In GEAR » Go Lite shoes website is up and running
March 11, 1:04pm

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