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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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Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
Just a reminder to folks in the Duluth area that Andy will be here presenting his 2 Seas 2 Feet show tomorrow night. See above for more info. - Sam

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
January 02, 8:12am

Re: Anyone want to thru-hike the Superior Trail in May?
Derek - I did the SHT solo Southbound in 2005 and I recommend it as a great semi-long trail for anyone. It's well marked, nearly impossible to get lost on, has excellent re-supply options ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone want to thru-hike the Superior Trail in May?
December 31, 8:24am

Lessons learned in 2006?
I learned that I should not have quit my job on a trail crew and moved away from the mountains to work in an office.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lessons learned in 2006?
December 29, 7:59pm

Gear List Spreadsheet Question
Thanks, PJ and "Bens" for the insightful look into my dilemna. I added the formula into my spreadsheet and it works great. I didn't use Ben's "less than 16" addition b...

In Gear Lists » Gear List Spreadsheet Question
December 27, 4:13pm

Gear List Spreadsheet Question
Fellow Statisticians - Can someone please shed some light for me on how to write a formula into my gear spreadsheet that will take my decimal weight and divide it out into a Pounds and Ounces w...

In Gear Lists » Gear List Spreadsheet Question
December 27, 12:33pm

TrailDesigns out of business!?
Contact George (Tin Man) at AntiGravityGear. I believe he has a working relation with them and could probably shine a light onto your inquiry.

In Gear Deals » TrailDesigns out of business!?
December 27, 10:10am

nunatak Arc AT 3/4 blanket
This would be a great quilt when paired with a BMW Cocoon Hoody, Montbell Thermawrap, Nunatak Skaha, Patagonia Puffy Coat, et al. I notice in Nunatak's photos of the quilt they have the sl...

In GEAR » nunatak Arc AT 3/4 blanket
December 27, 10:09am

AntiGravity Gear Offering Brawny Tarps
I was just perusing the AntiGravityGear Web site and I see that Tin Man is now sewing up tarps using the DancingLight patterns from Brawny. I e-mailed him and he mentioned that he's sewing...

In GEAR » AntiGravity Gear Offering Brawny Tarps
December 26, 1:15pm

Baggie Balaclava wind & rain hoodie
You're one weird lookin' dude, BD ; ) But seriously, for "gear on the cheap" you can't go wrong with plastic bags. Granted they lack breathability but in the case of a balac...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baggie Balaclava wind & rain hoodie
December 26, 10:25am

Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
Jim - I'm down in the cities visiting family for the holiday weekend and it was odd finding more snow as I drove South! - Sam

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
December 23, 5:14pm

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