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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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onion bag backpack
I have one of Lynne Wheldon's "about a pound" packs and it's not much more than a sturdy "onion bag" with some comfy shoulder straps, load lifters and a sternum strap

In GEAR » onion bag backpack
November 26, 11:11am

Western Mountaineering Megalite
I currently own a WM Megalite sized regular. The construction, weight and size of the bag is superb. I purchased it w/o trying it out and unfortunately as I'm 6' 2" it is slightly too small. I f...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Megalite
November 24, 11:47am

Organizing your outdoor gear
When I was living in the mountains of Glacier National Park I kept my gear as ready as could be and always had denydrated food and energy bars on hand so that when the weekend came I could be ready...

In GEAR » Organizing your outdoor gear
November 24, 11:43am

Theoretical Unsupported Hiking
Ron - Richard pointed out early on in this thread that he didn't have any solid information regarding the elevation profile or trail quality of the Appalachian Trail and was hoping that informa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 24, 11:34am

Re: Forum Profile
In my opinion I'm glad it's more than a simple post count as with most PHPBB2 Forums. You tend to get quantity not quality in postings with that system. I've always been impressed with the qual...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
November 22, 6:09pm

Richard - Those are some very useful charts. You've given a nice broad range of individuals to base oneself against. I haven't heard many women chiming into our conversation but if they did t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 22, 4:52pm

Re: re: Online Backpack Trip Listing
There is a definite need for a definitive collection of this type of data. I tried out a free-trial to but it was a little lacking as it was focused more on casual day-hikers than on ba...

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 22, 9:22am

Re: Does a solar still purify water?
This process removes impurities such as salts and heavy metals as well as eliminates microbiological organisms.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Does a solar still purify water?
November 19, 8:00pm

Creating an 'Edge' on nylon
Rather than ironing, simply fold the edge and tape or pin it in place. Be sure to use a synthetic thread as well. In outdoor environments cotton thread - being organic - will rot away.

In Make Your Own Gear » Creating an 'Edge' on nylon
November 19, 11:22am

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
Andy, I bet if you were to wander along that ridge aways you could possibly find an alternate route around the "Drain Pipe", or if you back-tracked far enough. Of course since it's as short as...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 18, 8:08pm

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