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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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Ultralight in the Icebox
Andy's pace has probably dropped some now that he has moved off the well-marked Superior Hiking Trail and onto the less obvious BRT and Kek trails. He has hiked these trails previously however...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 17, 9:19am

Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
Nice work on the podcast, Carol. This will be cool hearing things "straight from the horses mouth" as these podcasts come out. The addition of photos, gearlists, etc to go along with th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Sub-3 on the PCT with Glen Van Peski
January 17, 9:14am

Dancing Light Gear
Yep, Tin Man at AntiGravityGear has happily bought the patters for some of the DancingLightGear tarptents. Here's a link if you're lazy and don't want to copy from Rick's post ; ) ...

In On the Web » Dancing Light Gear
January 16, 10:37am

Personal Brand labels?
I'm in agreement with Brett. I've cut all the labels off all my stuff anyway.

In Make Your Own Gear » Personal Brand labels?
January 16, 9:44am

Ultralight in the Icebox
Anyone that has talked any trash about Andy Skurka will have to simply hold their peace for the time being because that boy is hardcore! I hiked in on Friday night and met him for an evening o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 14, 12:51pm

Images of Needles
> ...limiting... PJ, don't you just wish you had all the time and resources to see every place you want to? Ahhhh...

In Photo Gallery » Images of Needles
January 14, 11:49am

Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
It didn't seem like you to be critical, Bill. Your diplomacy shows through in your new response. Although I suppose one could argue that talking about cooking and recipes at all is old-hat si...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 3:31pm

Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
> This whole thread is about re-inventing the wheel. Bill, by saying that about this thread you completely disregard the excellent nutrition and recipe advice given in the article. Yes they ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 11, 12:41pm

Isle Royale National Park Question
Myself and three friends spent six days on the Island this the first week of June, 2006. The bugs were as bad as I've ever seen in my life and I spent the first two decades of my life living ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Isle Royale National Park Question
January 10, 5:01pm

Ultralight in the Icebox
Andy may be a sponsored athlete, but he's sponsored by a backpacking company so he still has to be thrifty and can't afford every new piece of gear that comes out. I had a chance to look o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 09, 10:43am

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