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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: 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

Stuff sack
I made a great little stuff sack out of a recycled Post Office envelope. It's a simple process and makes a really sturdy bag so far as I can tell. I've only had it on the trail for maybe ten days...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing tyvek
August 10, 3:39pm

Ain't that the truth?
> Hopefully I will very soon be off in the wilds creating stories rather than theorizing on the computer keyboard. Ain't that the truth? I spend all this time during the work week poring over g...

In Gear Lists » JMT Un-resupplied
August 10, 3:16pm

That is a very slick solution to the ever-present guy-line storage annoyance.

In Make Your Own Gear » poncho/tarp
August 05, 11:27am

The minimal research I've done into wood stoves showed that they threw small amounts of spark into the air immediately surrounding the stove. However, seeing as how the models we are particularly ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade Downdraft Gassifier Wood Buring Stove
August 05, 11:06am

Al, Your scientific approach to equipment, gear and training (which I'd like to hear more about) are beneficial to all of us. Like many other folks on BPL there is a level of seriousness here th...

In Gear Lists » JMT Un-resupplied
August 05, 10:49am

Item has sold.

In Gear Swap » Arc'Teryx Theta SL Jacket Men's XL
August 04, 8:21am

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