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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.
CityBozeman
StateMT
CountryU.S.
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Port Angeles WA/ Olympics - shuttle service?
Sorry for not having more specific information but there is a public bus service that was(is?) free and operates(ed) all over the Olympic Peninsula as of 2007. That bus operated in and around Port...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Port Angeles WA/ Olympics - shuttle service?
July 05, 11:57pm

Why do A-holes drink light beer?
I walked about 1200 miles through the Pacific Northwest in '07 and a lot of that walking was done on USFS roads. The quantity of empty, discarded cans of Keystone Light and Busch Light that I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do A-holes drink light beer?
June 30, 9:36am

Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
Simplicity is key in this sort of event. The ability to turn the wire on the Pocket Rocket, put a lighter (or spark) to it, set the pot on and have hot water a couple minutes later will be necessa...

In Gear Lists » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
June 17, 8:11am

Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
Torso insulation: base short sleeve base long sleeve pile hoody Spektr smock If the pile hoody is an R1 (or similar) as I'm lead to believe given that is usually what "pile" ...

In Gear Lists » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
June 15, 12:53pm

Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
AMK Heatsheets bivy looks to be the shelter. Dave, define "pile hoody" - is that a synth puffy or a fleece?

In Gear Lists » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic 2011 Gear List
June 15, 12:40pm

Backpacking Light - Extra Inventory Sale Specials
I found a few Gear Shop items on our shelves that I thought were out of stock while inventorying. I've put all the items on sale as well so check 'em out. Get while the gettin's good....

In Gear Deals » Backpacking Light - Extra Inventory Sale Specials
June 14, 1:42pm

Bumps
Rather than typing "bump" people should be typing "price reduced" and actually reducing the price. It's amazing how quickly stuff sells when you offer it at a price people ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumps
June 14, 9:53am

GNP conditions report
Dave, I posted this to the PNT forums as well as the CDT-L. Thanks for doing that legwork. I would've loved to have done this route with you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GNP conditions report
June 13, 8:49am

Longest section of unbroken wilderness trail in lower 48?
I think the Frank Church option would provide you with not only the lack of roads you are hoping for but also the lack of people and other traffic. Here's the ICT page I wrote for Wiki: h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest section of unbroken wilderness trail in lower 48?
June 10, 3:32pm

Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
I re-posted the list of all the gear that sold in this swap. Prices may have dropped from what is listed throughout the sale but most everything should be accurate.

In Gear Swap » Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
June 10, 3:25pm

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

WalMart
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