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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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Vacuum Sealers
From a practicality standpoint, yes I should just be using Ziplocks. I've just fallen in love with the ease and sturdiness of having the 2mil bags that I could just throw around when I roll into c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 6:27pm

Vacuum Sealers
I admit that the expense of the bag was one thing I was concerned about. Although factoring their ease of use, durability and how often I really would use it I felt that was a wash. I've read...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 6:12pm

Vacuum Sealers
I began dehydrating my own food for backpacking this past summer. My hiking partners as well as myself am amazed at the quality of the eating experience of this method over the usual ramen noodles...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 6:05pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
Jay - This was a pinnacle article that I've been long awaiting. Obviously seeing as how it was just released I haven't had a chance to break out the sewing machine yet but I'd say that having...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
December 06, 8:27am

Easy to make trail bars
Sarah - I have a similar energy bar recipe but I appreciate that you added the nutrional stats to the bottom. That's of the utmost importance in the recipes I'm currently planning. Thanks!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy to make trail bars
December 05, 7:23pm

2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
In no particular order my top 3 are: Granite Gear Virga (modified) Gossamer Gear Nightlite Torso Light My Fire spork

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 04, 7:57am

Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
I don't personally think that a tents visual appearance has any merit for its practicality or useability but for the record I'll add that the Contrail is a very sexy tent. I was only introduce...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 28, 9:31pm

Wise Women Go Light Pt. I
This makes a great article for anyone who is trying to get into the lightweight swing of things. You avoided a lot of the more technical jargon that we discuss elsewhere on BPL and focused on simp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Wise Women Go Light Pt. I
November 28, 9:06pm

Re: bearbag hanging technique
Terry - Albeit more work than I need for my personal journeys I'm going to remember that "prussik handle" technique for some of the four-person canoe trips I go on.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Bag Hanging Techniques
November 28, 8:34pm

Rankings via Simultaneous Equations / Matrix Math
I see this thread (the one discussing useful vs. useless threads) has taken a turn for the worse. Or shall I say it has become a bit rank - to use one of PJ's lovely definitions.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 28, 8:25pm

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