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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gallatin Range
About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
CityBozeman
StateMT
CountryU.S.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
My PDF Gear List2014 Summer List - Rocky Mountains

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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Re: Why not a tetrahedron tent?
I've got to be honest. I don't find true comfort under a setup unless I can sit up in it. Now, this is of course COMFORT we're talking about here. However, if the meaning of comfort at the time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Why not a tetrahedron tent?
August 26, 1:12am

Re: Tarp Configurations
Elliot - No special lens for the shot. I simply placed my old digicam on top of a Gatorade bottle with the timer set. As far as a preferred tarp setup is concerned I would state that I've fou...

In Photo Gallery » Tarp Configurations
August 26, 1:07am

Re: TrailCast Pod Cast?
I've been wondering that throughout the summer as well. I religiously listened to all the first episodes and had presumed that this summer he was simply out doing what we all love to do - - hiking...

In On the Web » TrailCast Pod Cast?
August 26, 12:55am

Re: Pack List for a 100 mi. trip in an undislosed and remote mtn. range
Je parlerai en français puisque vous ne comprenez pas l'anglais. Je vois que vous aimez MLD et BMW. Votre liste est très bien pensée-dehors. Je ne présenterai pas ses observations sur votre uti...

In Gear Lists » Pack List for a Sierra High Route variation
August 24, 7:51pm

Re: Greenland
Thank you for sharing. What was the nature of your location? Preserve, private land, et al? I don't presume there's a whole lot going on in Greenland population-wise so there must be lots of ope...

In Photo Gallery » Greenland
August 23, 8:32pm

Re: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
Note that in Al's discussion of the trail that his definition of the trail route was based on both literature as well as fellow "competitors". I quote, "My route will be the most commonly acce...

In Editor's Roundtable » John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
August 23, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Photos of ULA Conduit Please?
Will - I realized that soon after posting my request for photos. I had actually read your article with great interest a few weeks ago but my memory had fooled me. I thought I rememberd the re...

In GEAR » Photos of ULA Conduit Please?
August 23, 7:56pm

Re: Photos of ULA Conduit Please
Perfect! That was precisely what I was looking for. It's especially nice to see it sitting upon the back full of stuff to get a feel for how it rides and how it cups the back. The closeups are e...

In GEAR » Photos of ULA Conduit Please?
August 22, 3:06pm

Photos of ULA Conduit Please?
Is there an owner of the ULA Conduit that would be willing to take some nice close-up shots of this fine piece of manufacturing for those of us who are considering it as an addition to our rigs? I'...

In GEAR » Photos of ULA Conduit Please?
August 21, 8:32pm

Re: Hiking Poles - How Do I?
You both make good additions to the discussion. I did find that when I was hiking through head-high and higher brush, that holding the poles out in front of me pushed lots of it away and allowed m...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 21, 10:42am

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

WalMart
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