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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
It's 25 Below zero farenheit here in Duluth right now. I'm not much of a believer in "windchills" but the radio keeps saying that windchills are at -45 F.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
February 04, 11:53am

Any good mapmakers out there?
Jonathon Ley at is well-known for his maps of the CDT. I'd highly suggest contacting him at least for his opinion, Andy.

In Chaff » Any good mapmakers out there?
February 02, 8:13pm

FS: GG Mariposa Ultralight Backpack (2 available)
The Mariposa's weight approximately 20 oz.

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Mariposa Ultralight Backpack (2 available)
February 01, 9:52am

60% off Granite Gear Virga
I have the luck of living twenty miles from GG headquarters. They always have close-outs and seconds on hand for uber-cheap. I have a GG Virga that I have done some modifications to and it...

In Gear Deals » 60% off Granite Gear Virga
January 25, 9:19am

Delta stove
Below is an attempt at a translation from the above post using Alta Vista's Babelfish Translator): --- --- --- From the time before it had become matter of concern The Bordeaux stove of gas...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta stove
January 25, 8:56am

I saw an ad for these in the latest Rock & Ice and they are HOT! 7.2 oz. axe and 17.2 ounce crampons. The ad said available online now.

In GEAR » C.A.M.P.
January 24, 3:24pm

Cuben / Pertex Quantum - Down Quilt
I've often wondered if the majority of the insulating gear you've sewn would be warm enough for me as a cold sleeper, but this is a nice looking (and versatile) piece that could really keep...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Pertex Quantum - Down Quilt
January 24, 3:20pm

Podcast: Andrew Skurka in the Nation's Icebox
Well I've officially been called out on my use of WPB in sub zero temps. Thanks for the podcast, Andy and Carol.

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Andrew Skurka in the Nation's Icebox
January 24, 7:57am

Re: Ultralight in the Icebox
His first time through the boundary waters he often chose to walk chains of lakes as the going is utterly easy compared to the mess of blowdowns from 1999. When I was with him in Grand Marais he t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 23, 9:09am

Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
I can definetely keep a positive state of mind in regards to the Backpacker Gear Guide. How could I not be in a positive mood when I'm still laughing at the inclusion of the computer printer w...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 22, 9:54am

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