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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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Backpack pocket
Here's what I did on my most recent build. Is this essentially what you're after? More photos here:

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack pocket
March 23, 3:50pm

cuben "fastpack"
Rob, yes, wider straps will carry weight more comfortably. The thickness of the shoulder strap will increase comfort as well but not with as pronounced of results. This an awesome looking pac...

In Make Your Own Gear » cuben "fastpack"
March 23, 3:45pm

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Derek, I have only spent 30 minutes considering this year's route and as with year's past I have put together three routes. 1. staying on trails 2. mostly trail but some off trail 3...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 17, 12:58pm

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Mike it would be nice to make your acquaintance. We can swap hunting stories! I've planned routes for myself for each and every year the BMWC has been run and even started in on a trainin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 17, 11:55am

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Although we won't be participating in the event, my wife, our baby, and I have booked a couple nights stay at the Holland Lake Campground and are planning to attend the start of the event to ch...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 16, 12:32pm

Backcountry Brews
Mags, you had me sold when you used the word beer. Also, I'm posting the link to Mike W.'s thread again in case anyone missed it above. It makes this stuff look very desirable from a we...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 9:07am

Backcountry Brews
A couple friends of mine brought a bunch of this with them into the Boundary Waters earlier this fall. When you start talking about a bunch of guys who each want to have a couple beers every night...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Brews
March 06, 8:23am

abandoned tent
Once you get it cut apart you'll find there probably aren't any particularly large panels of fabric to work with. You could certainly stitch up some stuff sacks for general use (fabric wil...

In Make Your Own Gear » abandoned tent
February 26, 1:22pm

PDL pack frame.
The progress continues!

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 15, 9:02am

PDL pack frame.
George, that thing is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to hear whether or not it has the necessary rigidity all while maintaining just the right amount of flex.

In Make Your Own Gear » PDL pack frame.
February 10, 9:15am

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