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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: Mapdana Gear Hammock Tutorial
Daniel - Looks good! Good resolution on the photos, easy to understand descriptions. And multi-use (always a hit around here). I took the liberty of adding your link to the Yahoo! Makege...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mapdana Gear Hammock Tutorial
September 06, 4:06pm

7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
Bill maybe a truck stop weigh station would be a better bet. It's hard to tell from the photos, Bill, but is the footbox comprised soley of the tie mechanism at the bottom or is that a piece o...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
September 05, 7:42pm

Re: Re: RE: What do you want investigated in 2007
In case someone is counting these votes I just wanted to step in and second the idea of a BPL wiki. That is fast becoming THE "industry standard" for an informational clearinghouse.

In Editor's Roundtable » READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
September 05, 7:37pm

Re: need to learn self-arrest
To practice self-arrest you don't need to be on a mountain. Any snowy slope will do, in fact learning is better done on a small, safe slope as opposed to a deadly avalanche chute. This winter...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » need to learn self-arrest
September 05, 12:41pm

Re: Tarp design
You should look at this thread, as it's almost identically related to what you're looking for:

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp design
September 05, 12:35pm

Re: 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
> How do you suggest sampling the weight of a 60 yard roll? Bill, you could take it to the Post Office, weigh it on a package scale and then divide by 60.

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
September 05, 12:30pm

Re: Hello seam ripper!
I find that I like to keep my map and often my camera in the right cargo pocket on my pants but never used the left so I did just that, I got out the seam ripper and removed the left pocket. I als...

In GEAR » Cargo pocket free zone
September 03, 11:27am

Re: READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
> getting 3 or 4 articles to > plough through is not as as > satisfying as getting a new > article every week for 3 weeks. I'd like to second that notion. A monthly print magazine basical...

In Editor's Roundtable » READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
September 01, 7:02am

Re: How do most members buy/sell/trade on this forum? Paypal? eBay link?
When I want to sell a piece of gear I post it to three places. 1.) BPL 2.) Yahoo backpackgearswap list 3.) My local Craig's List I post the same info and pictures on each and simply wait fo...

In Gear Swap » How do most members buy/sell/trade on this forum? Paypal? eBay link?
September 01, 6:57am

Re: Dancing Light Gear
I could never remember the URL for the DLG store so I usually Googled Dancing Light Gear store. A search for that a few minutes ago brought up nothing promising. I remembered having posted th...

In On the Web » Dancing Light Gear
September 01, 6:48am

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