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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: FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket (Men's L)
I can make it even easier those who may be more savvy at backpacking than they are at the Internet.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket (Men's L)
October 18, 4:59pm

Sub 2-lb October Hike
Bill, I have been patiently waiting months for to see this post. The (for now)definitive list and photos of your sub 2lb rig. Look at all that cuben! I'm curious to hear what kind of convers...

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
October 18, 4:49pm

Re: beware the half pyramid
Did you sew a tie-out point in the center of the large side of fabric? I would presume that having a tie-out located there would stand a fighting chance against most winds.

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
October 18, 4:33pm

Modified G6 for Oct Hike
What's the longest between re-supplies along the AT? That's a great long distance trail for going SUL.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified G6 for Oct Hike
October 17, 7:38pm

Modified G6 for Oct Hike
Bill - After having talked about this hike for the past few months, it must have been GREAT to get out there and do a full-on gear shakedown.

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified G6 for Oct Hike
October 17, 1:33pm

Re: Arc'teryx, Mountain Laurel Designs
Is the bivy the Superlight Bivy or the Soul Bivy? Or possibly even an older version Ron doesn't sell anymore?

In Gear Swap » Arc'teryx, Mountain Laurel Designs
October 17, 1:29pm

Re: 12 oz summer quilt
> I can't wait for cold weather to test the limits of the XP. Wow, David, where do you live? Down to a chilly 60 last night? C'mon up to the Northland and you can test your quilt all you'd lik...

In Make Your Own Gear » 12 oz summer quilt
October 17, 1:27pm

Hardware cloth
David - That looks really good. I notice you changed the page title from "50 gram Kitchen" to "48 gram Kitchen" since I looked at it last.

In Make Your Own Gear » Aluminum specs for heat/wind screen
October 16, 3:00pm

Another Wonderland Trip Report
Wade, I find it interesting that you hike with extra underwear but no pants. But seriously, love reading both yours and David's trip reports. I'm off to look at your photos now as well.

In Post-Trip Reports » Another Wonderland Trip Report
October 15, 12:34pm

Re: On the Wonderland Trail - July 2006
As the snow is starting to fall here in Duluth, these photos of wildflowers, sun and the beautiful alpenglow help with some much needed closure to the summer season. The Wonderland trail is on...

In Post-Trip Reports » On the Wonderland Trail - July 2006
October 14, 11:57am

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