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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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US Antarctic Program Safety Manual
BD - Thanks for pointing out this article. I just spent the past hour or so reading over the sections I found interesting. In all honesty the information contained within was pretty basic stuff f...

In Winter Hiking » US Antarctic Program Safety Manual
December 13, 5:07pm

Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Einstein - A BPL membership is the ten times less expensive than taking Sally Struther's advice and going with the Christian Children's Fund. - Sam

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
December 11, 11:42am

Icebox Igloo Building Tool
It's nice to see a review of this tool. Having looked at this product on the company Web site a few years ago I found it to be at least a nifty tool that would allow for the building of nearly...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 10, 2:24pm

Vacuum Sealers
This could definetely be of concern. Pasta is obviously a high-carb food and thus far makes up a significant portion of my hiking diet. I suppose if I was to go the vacuum sealing route I'd h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 10, 1:25pm

Nordic vs Trekking Poles
As usual, BPL users with excellent scientific introspection into their particular tastes. I'll keep this one simple myself however. My $1.00 125cm Excel ski poles (yay for thrift stores) ...

In GEAR » Nordic vs Trekking Poles
December 10, 12:43pm

reading and writing on UL trips
I always carry my modified version of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance with me when I'm hiking. For journal I bring a 2" x 4" spiral-bound notepad and a golf pencil. I rece...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 12:29pm

FS: Feathered Friends Rock Wren
I moderate another Outdoor Topics Forum and an individual said it was O.K. to cross post this listing. I felt that BPL'ers might be interested in this. Feathered Friends calls the Rock Wr...

In Gear Swap » FS: Feathered Friends Rock Wren
December 08, 5:20pm

Vacuum Sealer
I like the variety of comments throughout the thread. I am on the fence and judging by others opinions I'm not the only one. As far as a need for variety in what to eat on trail I find th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 07, 10:52am

Vacuum Sealers
From a practicality standpoint, yes I should just be using Ziplocks. I've just fallen in love with the ease and sturdiness of having the 2mil bags that I could just throw around when I roll into c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 6:27pm

Vacuum Sealers
I admit that the expense of the bag was one thing I was concerned about. Although factoring their ease of use, durability and how often I really would use it I felt that was a wash. I've read...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 6:12pm

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