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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.
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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Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
> "Ultralight in the Nation's Icebox." Yes, unfortunately (for the name of your hike but fortunate for my weakling co-workers who constantly complain) Northern Minnesota is not ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
December 22, 2:38pm

Big Bend Chisos Basin in the wind
These are some great descriptions and photos of Big Bend. I first became "aware" of Big Bend two years ago and it has been on my must-visit list since.

In Post-Trip Reports » Big Bend Chisos Basin in the wind
December 22, 8:03am

Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
Stuart - A fellow Duluthian? Excellent! Look forward to seeing you there! - Sam

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
December 22, 7:49am

ULA AMP
Ah, this is a new addition. I was just at Brian's site a few days ago - as I was hoping to find some new goodies for 2007. It's nice to see an offering for the truly ultralight set.

In GEAR » ULA AMP
December 20, 5:58pm

Re: A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
As I was reading I was wondering if the hamburger that Roman ate would be noted or if that would be played off. My commendation for keeping the trek as much within the realm of a scienctific exper...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 20, 11:14am

How does one become a thru-hiker?
You're only 26, be careful with credit cards and always remember you are in control of your own destiny.

In Philosophy & Technique » How does one become a thru-hiker?
December 19, 7:05pm

I Got Banned
> High-Altitude Flatus Expulsion (HAFE) That sounds quite similar to a disease that my friends and I became aware of at around 8,000' know and HAMB or commonly referred to as High Altitud...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I Got Banned
December 16, 11:18pm

Food Dehydrators
I use a 500 watt Nesco American Harvester dehydrator with 6 trays in it. Read the reviews as the one I have is pretty similar. If you want an efficient and fast dehydrator, get one with a fan...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food Dehydrators
December 16, 4:40pm

Finding deer trails
That's some very specific insight, Paul. Thanks for that. I like to go walking in the winter time which makes game trails really obvious. You can take what you see and assume that their habi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Finding game trails
December 15, 6:11pm

AT stove combination
I believe the Web site you refer to is: http://ca.geocities.com/parkinson2472@rogers.com/Simplealcoholstove.html

In Make Your Own Gear » AT stove combination
December 14, 8:34pm

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