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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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Honeymoon at Isle Royale (Trip Report)
Another fine trip report from you, Travis. Isle Royale is a pretty dang special place - glad you two went for it! ps - this is one of my favorite stats to add to conversations: Ryan Island...

In Editor's Roundtable » Honeymoon at Isle Royale (Trip Report)
June 20, 1:18pm

Bob Marshall Wilderness Open – Eccentric But Not Insane
Good on ya' for participating, Dan. I really wish my circumstances of the past months had been different and I could've participated. Wonderful living vicariously through the trip reports...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bob Marshall Wilderness Open – Eccentric But Not Insane
June 01, 11:30pm

Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
Good primer, Dave. One error though. There was at least one more Lost Coast ride done by two Bozemanites. Granted they repeated the original Lost Coast route but their journey is worthy of menti...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Bikepacking: An Introduction
May 16, 3:13pm

Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Review
Have been hoping to see an objective review of the 60. This has seemed to me like a great player as an option for a thru-hiker with only a handful of others. The addition of the vertical rear mes...

In Editor's Roundtable » Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 Review
May 09, 10:57am

On-Trail Route Finding: When the Trail is Hard to Follow
Dave, a tome worthy of joining the realm of future-classics in the BPL archives. My favorite line is, "Be prepared, plan accordingly, and accrue a body of experience in a more conservative fa...

In Editor's Roundtable » On-Trail Route Finding: When the Trail is Hard to Follow
May 05, 8:47am

Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
Boo yah, Mags!

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
April 17, 6:19pm

Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
Attaching the skis to the top tube has worked really, really well for me every time I've done it. It's way easier on the shoulder and way easier to pedal than trying to carry the skis.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
April 16, 8:59pm

Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
Did some bicycling and ski touring yesterday. Fun stuff and I highly recommend it. Did a full write-up on my blog entitled, "Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing" if you're intereste...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Asphalt and Corn: Biking and Skiing
April 14, 9:40am

FS: Golite Shangri-La 1
Thanks, Nicholas.

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Shangri-La 1
April 05, 10:21am

FS: Golite Shangri-La 1

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Shangri-La 1
April 03, 10:17pm

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