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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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MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project:
ACK! Bill, everything looks very professional thus far, but isn't it hard to cut into that material like that? I can't even begin to imagine myself taking a scissors to my Arc'Teryx wool.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project:
November 08, 5:02pm

Your questions needed for new BPL column
I think a good discussion of long distance hiking would include the following questions. What administrative tasks must I accomplish prior to this hike? i.e. route finding, attainment of permits...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 4:35pm

optimizing backpacking menu
Richard - When referring to CHO do you mean carbohydrates?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » optimizing backpacking menu
November 06, 10:51am

Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe:
Sarah - Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to be doing some deyhdrating for a camping trip this weekend and I'll give this recipe a try.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe:
November 05, 8:40pm

Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
Gorgeous pics, David.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
November 02, 3:45pm

Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
Al - Your narrative has been awaited with much anticipation. Your efforts alone were amazing and success all a matter of relativity. How can one know their limits without testing them? T...

In Editor's Roundtable » Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
November 01, 6:16pm

Re: Wood Stove
> ...Kelly Kettle...It looks like it could do well in moderate wind... According to the research I've done on Kelly Kettle's they apparently do BETTER in a wind. In fact it is suggested that th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel
October 31, 10:56am

Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel
An ultralight kelly kettle would be an excellent stove as defined by ultralight standards. It could weigh more than your typical stove and still be superior in that the pot is built in. It uses w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel
October 30, 5:15pm

Gear List for a Simple Overnighter
I just cut and pasted this from my Web site as I happen to have an an article similar to this thread's topic. Crosby Manitou State Park, Finland, MN Had a day off work so I grabbed some of my...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Simple Overnighter
October 29, 12:57pm

Re: BPL Rank
> A measure of one's worthlessness? : P As with rankings in any electronic community I will have to agree this will basically give value to our worthlessness. I have secretly enjoyed that t...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Forum Profile
October 28, 2:58pm

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