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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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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

State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
We have a copy of the factory tests on all the Nemo fabrics at our gear shop if anyone wants really specific data (waterproof, abrasion, vaporproof, et al).

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
December 14, 7:02pm

FS: New Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #2
Item Sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: New Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #2
December 14, 4:37pm

Food for Half the Hike
> ...what I have had to eat 99.99% since 7 Jun 2005. That's what I was talking about, Bill. Day in and day out. You must be a machine. It seems like its going to pay off in your abilit...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
December 14, 4:29pm

Food for Half the Hike
Bill, That is one great big stack of BOREDOM right there. How ever do you cope? - Sam

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
December 14, 2:51pm

Finding game trails
The Ptarmigan Goat Trail I refer to is easy to find because it is visible 1/4 mile away by site from one end at Ahern Pass. The other end at the Ptarmigan Tunnel is much harder to find. This part...

In Philosophy & Technique » Finding game trails
December 14, 12:13pm

What do you sleep in?
More than one set of clothes while hiking? Faux paux! Two sets of socks if you're doing big miles but that's about as "clean" as I get.

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you sleep in?
December 14, 11:59am

Re: Collapsable Chopsticks
Snowpeak makes a set as well. I like yours though 'cause they probably cost less than a nickel. http://www.snowpeak.com/gears/sct003.htm

In Make Your Own Gear » Collapsable Chopsticks
December 14, 11:55am

Finding game trails
Up in the high country it was always neat to follow goat trails across scree slopes. Over the years they've walked the same paths long enough to actually push down and flatten the scree into a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Finding game trails
December 14, 9:07am

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