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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: Hiking Kilt
An excellent way to get multiple use out of gear, Bill. working your clothing into the sleeping pad is excellent. And all in working towards the next step in lightweight - - "crazy light". A...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hiking Kilt
August 20, 8:05pm

Tarp Configurations
I had a much needed weekend after working a couple weeks straight so I quickly grabbed some of my gear, threw it into a pack and headed out for one night at a lovely backpacking-only state park alo...

In Photo Gallery » Tarp Configurations
August 20, 7:56pm

Re: Re: Re: clove hitches? (was Re: Re: re;)
I agree, Pete. I wasn't so much commenting on which is easier but more that someone said a clove hitch wasn't adjustable. For staking out my tarp I simply have overhands at both ends of my co...

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 18, 11:01pm

Re: 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
David - I'd just like to give you a bravo on a well built, photographed and executed MYOG item. The sticker-plans are a cool notion that pretty much anyone could follow. Very nice. And c...

In Make Your Own Gear » 8 gram Ti Beercan Esbit Stand
August 18, 10:51pm

Re: Re: Towards a Zero Footprint Environmental Responsibility for BPL
Einstein, You're probably preaching to the choir here but that's okay because these are all things that need to be said. I agree with most of your statement except for the one about hydroe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Towards a Zero Footprint Environmental Responsibility for BPL
August 17, 9:09pm

Re: clove hitches? (was Re: Re: re;)
When did a clove hitch become un-adjustable? I use when I'm tied in to belay on a top-rope all the time because they ARE adjustable? Hmm.

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 17, 8:58pm

Re: Re: Hiking Poles
> A light pole certainly won't help reducing pack weight since it's not carried in a pack. Ahh, but the oh-so-important from-skin-out weight is always on my mind. My gear list now sits at aroun...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Poles - How Do I?
August 16, 4:26pm

Re: Great Basin Traverse
Brian - Best of luck on this one. Should be fun following along with your progress. It's nice to see gear in your kit designed and built by your fellow brothers and sisters in the homegrown U...

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Basin Traverse
August 14, 5:52pm

Re: Nunatak Skaha Hoodie with pocket-NEW
I really hate getting shot by hunters.

In Gear Swap » FS: Nunatak Skaha Hoodie with pocket-NEW
August 13, 3:41pm

Re: Oware CatTarp 2
My research has shown that tie-outs located within the "wall" section of the tarp help primarily with creating "headroom" inside the tent. Stability in the tent's pitch is derived from tie-out...

In GEAR » Oware CatTarp 2
August 12, 1:54pm

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