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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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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

Re: Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
Previously in this thread someone mentioned that you should ignore what people say about using canister stoves in cold weather. Canister stove performance goes down drastically even in temps as ...

In Winter Hiking » Newbie Winter AT Hiking Gear List
November 18, 7:52pm

Do the folks interested in this thread have any good bookmarks of some common MET ratio tables located on the Web? I'd be interested in applying my personal statistics into a table to see what...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 18, 12:22pm

Richard, could you briefly give definitions for the acronyms in your post? RER, MET, et al. The precision of the approach you're taking is outstanding!

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
November 17, 8:09pm

BB paperback
> I've had a copy of Beyond Backpacking on backorder from since August and it's now the middle of November. Methinks they don't have any copies left nor know where to get ...

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Beyond Backpacking
November 16, 7:19pm

Re: everclear for stoves, not humans
My friends and I use Everclear as fuel as well, but in all honesty it's not in a stove and it's in no way safe but MAN does it look cool. But in all seriousness I had always assumed that Evercle...

In GEAR » My Thermojet does not meet specs
November 14, 9:11pm

Re: Winter Adventure Racing
This is from the Arrowhead 135 Web site: All racers are expected to carry or tow a minimum of 15 lbs. of gear (not including the sled, bike, skis, nor water) at all times and must finish with at...

In Gear Lists » Winter Expedition Race Gear List
November 13, 10:41pm

Re: Horizon reached?
As is often the case here at BPL this conversation has tended toward gear. I like the sway the thread took early on considering the notion of UL being a means to an end. I'm just as much a gearhe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Horizon reached?
November 13, 10:28pm

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