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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: Framesheet for MYOG pack
> don't think my "Dish Drain parts" external frame have been posted anywhere There is no way I imagined this. However, I can't find any of the blogs where I'd seen the pics. But I could swear ...

In Make Your Own Gear » HDPE framesheet for MYOG pack
September 25, 12:32pm

Re: Framesheet for MYOG pack
> I have used parts of plastic dish drainers for 2 different external frames Bill are you referring to the external frame you built on one of your blogs? I think maybe there was a thread regard...

In Make Your Own Gear » HDPE framesheet for MYOG pack
September 25, 8:33am

1.5oz Cuben Pack
Bill another beautiful project. When can we expect a photo of you wearing Cuben poncho with Cuben pack. You're going to look like your going on some mission to space rather than a hike with all t...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.5oz Cuben Pack
September 24, 11:43am

Re: Foldable Blue Foam Sleeping Pad/Pack Support at 5oz.
Fabulous description and photos. Rounding the corners off as you've done is a nice weight saver as well. DancingLightGear had similar instructions for a foam-pad-mod on their site and one thi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foldable Blue Foam Sleeping Pad/Pack Support at 5oz.
September 19, 11:23am

Re: GoLite Virga now available
Yes, $80 compared to some of the heavier/more expensive options from other companies is very inviting. It will be interesting to hear more reviews from the field as they come out. I'm still g...

In GEAR » GoLite Virga now available
September 18, 11:12am

Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
Absolutely, Bill. For testing purposes an ounce and a half is hardly anything to be concerned about. However, in the grand scheme of things that will be big. Only time and testing will tell.

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
September 13, 6:24pm

Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
Bill, granted the bivy you just finished is a stellar looking creation but Pete makes a valid point. Future projects could involve a stronger "floored" bivy and removal of the ground cloth.

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
September 13, 2:05pm

G4.0 pack finished
For those who might be wondering, Dwight is talking about Risk's Ultralight Hiking Page.

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 pack questions
September 06, 4:44pm

Re: Titanium Goat, Goat Poles Trekking Pole REVIEW
Thanks for the second opinion, Evan. I had come to settle on the Titanium Goat poles through my own investigation and it's nice to have read the new reviews this morning that back up what I'd foun...

In Editor's Roundtable » Titanium Goat, Goat Poles Trekking Pole REVIEW
September 06, 4:25pm

Re: Platy not failing?
They're making Platypus' stronger now? In the past five years I think I've replace about three or four various Platypus bladders. I've put them through the absolute harshest of conditions so I do...

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 06, 4:19pm

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