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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: Quiet, drab-colored UL pack?
GoLite offers the Gust in Black although it has hints of yellow. Granite Gear's pack offerings are all available in darker colors.

In GEAR » Quiet, drab-colored UL pack?
August 31, 7:38pm

Re: 2D Sandra
Oh Lance, that was the longest string of puns I've heard since Junior High.

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
August 31, 7:37pm

Re: Cat curves
The NightWing instructions that Mark points out are in a .pdf format that would be perfect for taking to a local printer and having them plot off at full scale. It might be a few dollars but there...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Caternary curves ?
August 31, 10:14am

Re: Ultralight water filter / Is no treatement an option?
Andrew Skurka was traveling in areas of light to moderate human usage. His risks were mainly from agriculturally-influenced watercourses. The danger in untreated water lies in statistics. Yes, y...

In GEAR » Ultralight water filter / Is no treatement an option?
August 31, 10:09am

Re: Re: 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt-etc
An insulating fabric weighing in at 2 oz/sq.yd. could bring quilts down into the sub 6 oz. range. And we heard it straight from the horses mouth. It's good to know we represent a slice of th...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
August 30, 7:57pm

Re: sul knife
The little Trango Piranha is a great looking blade. The bare minimum, which I'm sure a number of us do to our knives anyway. Why buy scales if you're just going to pull them off.

In GEAR » New Wenger knife
August 30, 4:53pm

Re: Re: CAD data
I just wanted to quickly apologize to 2D_Woman_Standing_Sandra for amidst all these graphs and sketches I seemingly forgot my manners.

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
August 30, 4:26pm

Re: Well, you guys rock!
Like I said, Dwight, SketchUp probably has it's limitations. It's primarily for shape-massing architectural layouts. We can go places wit Rich's software and spreadsheet though.

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
August 29, 9:32pm

Re: Re: half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
Roger - I think we need to teach that model in your drawing about the use of backpacks. They look mighty uncomfortable carrying that odd-shaped box around. And Rich, thanks for those great grap...

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
August 29, 8:12pm

Re: MiniBulldesigns
I can only comment on the MiniBull stove that I have. I purchased the MiniBullPpuck stove, a low-profile unit that doesn't hold a lot of fuel. Ive only had it for a couple weeks now and it's been...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
August 29, 8:00pm

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