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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?
I look forward to articles related to the articles relating to nutrition. I'm feeling very confident in my current situation/plan for gear but feel that more research into what, when and how I pre...

In Editor's Roundtable » READERS - What do you want investigated in 2007?
August 29, 3:14pm

Re: Lighting Alcohol Stoves
Excellent photos, Dan. I also think I'll take to using the dipping of the tent stake in alcohol to light the stove technique.

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
August 29, 12:23pm

Re: half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
Google offers a free CAD-like program called Sketch-Up. I'm only mentioning this because I noticed a call for possible programs. I cant' attest to it's prowess in this particular application. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » half pyramid - any math whizzes out there
August 29, 11:20am

Re: 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
You shouldn't be faulted in your methodology, Bill. You've long since proven you follow a regimented pattern of organization, planning and documentation. Granted the sample sizes may vary sli...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7 ounce Polarguard-Delta Quilt
August 29, 11:15am

Re: Re: Re: Esbit?
David provides the two main examples of lighting an alcohol stove. 1.) insert flame into fuel resevoir, light. 2.) Add alcohol to priming plate, light. The first method only works if you hav...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
August 29, 11:04am

Re: Why not a tetrahedron tent?
Ah, I see, Dwight. I was trying to figure out what sort of masochist you were that would only need 12 to 18 inches of headroom in their shelter! This clears things up significantly.

In Make Your Own Gear » Why not a tetrahedron tent?
August 27, 3:59pm

Re: CheerStic Air Pad
Bill, as you usually do, please post photos. They go a long way in helping the scared newbies like myself see that sewing these things is not only possible, but quite easily actualized. Every...

In Make Your Own Gear » CheerStic Air Pad
August 27, 3:51pm

Re: A black dot

In Philosophy & Technique » A black dot
August 27, 3:44pm

Re: Why not a tetrahedron tent?
I've got to be honest. I don't find true comfort under a setup unless I can sit up in it. Now, this is of course COMFORT we're talking about here. However, if the meaning of comfort at the time ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Why not a tetrahedron tent?
August 26, 1:12am

Re: Tarp Configurations
Elliot - No special lens for the shot. I simply placed my old digicam on top of a Gatorade bottle with the timer set. As far as a preferred tarp setup is concerned I would state that I've fou...

In Photo Gallery » Tarp Configurations
August 26, 1:07am

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