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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: cool "mountain towns"
Yaak, Montana

In Other Activities » moving day
October 13, 10:24am

Ultralight MP3
The shuffle is light, but lacks in functionality. After much research I settled on a Sandisk Sansa m240. 1 gig memory Supports searches by artist, album and playlists Long battery life (one...

In GEAR » Ultralight MP3
October 12, 10:20am

Re: Pyramid Tarps as alt. to Big Sky
The Oware mesh-bottomed pyramid looks very nice, David.

In GEAR » Big Sky Evolution alternatives
October 11, 1:08pm

Re: Gear List for Wisconson
Jon - Excellent looking list. It's good to know there's others up here in the North Country who're practicing lightweight techniques. I can't imagine that the amount of snow we'd get up here ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for Wisconson
October 10, 10:16am

Re: Are bivy sacks useless?
Yes your bag will be a bit wet from condensation after a night in a bivy sack. You simply have to weigh that against how wet it will be if your bag is submitted directly to the splashing of rain. ...

In GEAR » Are bivy sacks useless?
October 03, 10:36am

Re: 1.5oz Cuben Pack
Addition of the sternum and strap as well as the minimal (maybe too minimal?) waist belt was a good idea, Bill. I like having a sternum strap on pretty much any pack that I'm carrying more tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.5oz Cuben Pack
October 01, 1:13pm

Re: moutainlaurel designs taking a break
According to the MLD Web site the company will take a 12 week hiatus during which Ron will hire and train some employees and also consider a name change for the company (something that will actuall...

In GEAR » moutainlaurel designs taking a break
October 01, 9:09am

Re: Al has exited JMT
Can't wait to hear some stories from Al. Someone from the boards must live in the Fresno area that could give Al a ride???

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
October 01, 9:07am

Re: Re: moutainlaurel designs taking a break
Ron made a post a few months ago here on BPL in which he was pleased to see that someone had made the first Prophet copy (maybe that was you, Vick, I can't remember). I'm sure he got where he ...

In GEAR » moutainlaurel designs taking a break
September 30, 3:01pm

Fall Clearance at I went through the list of deals and there are some sweet offerings.

In Gear Deals » Fall Clearance at
September 29, 6:49am

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