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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: 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

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

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