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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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Re: Re: How to Build an Igloo
We built this early in the season so had to first shovel snow into the quarry area. So what you're seeing is snow that's been piled up, packed down, then cut into blocks.

In Winter Hiking » How to Build an Igloo
January 30, 1:47pm

FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
* sale pending *

In Gear Swap » FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
January 30, 8:59am

FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
I'm still wearing my original one and although it's showing quite a bit of wear I've decided to sell my spare.

In Gear Swap » FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
January 30, 8:54am

FS: Golite Shangri-La 1
* sold * Golite Shangri-La 1 stuff sack stakes used $70.00 (obo) free shipping in the lower 48 PM to make offer or for details

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Shangri-La 1
January 29, 7:23pm

FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody Size L New in package $125.00 (obo) Free shipping to lower 48 PM for offer or details

In Gear Swap » FS: Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody - New in Package
January 29, 7:21pm

How to Build an Igloo
There were three of us and it took around 8 hours. Two hours of that time was needed just to pack out enough snow to get a block quarry going - without that hassle it would have been quicker. We ...

In Winter Hiking » How to Build an Igloo
January 29, 12:53pm

How to Build an Igloo
I recently wrote an in-depth blog article about how to build an igloo. It returned very positive comments so I thought I'd share it with the BPL community at large. Sleeping outside i...

In Winter Hiking » How to Build an Igloo
January 29, 11:22am

FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
Items remaining updated. Some prices reduced. "Or best offers" added to some items.

In Gear Swap » FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
January 29, 11:11am

FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
My apologies but I can't remember who built these. I've sent you information via PM.

In Gear Swap » FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
January 29, 9:49am

FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
Tom, the wire stands would work great for solid fuel - in fact I'd say that's probably what they're best suited for. I'd suggest the larger of the two for the Firelite pot. The sm...

In Gear Swap » FS: apparel, shelters, stoves, pots, backpacks, stuff sacks, accessories
January 29, 9:26am

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