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Sam Haraldson (sharalds) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gallatin Range
About Me I am Sam. I enjoy ultralight backpacking, bicycling, splitboarding, and living simply.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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Ultralight Tip of the Week
There are more books on order. I was expecting them yesterday so please sign up for a stock-alert to receive an email when they're back in stock.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
May 05, 12:52pm

Lightly Burdened Pilgrims: Trip Report and Photo Essay
Although I'd prefer a more camping-based hike the landscape through which you walked sounds spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightly Burdened Pilgrims: Trip Report and Photo Essay
May 04, 11:58am

FS: ExOfficio Air Strip LS Shirts
I happen to be wearing one of these shirts right now!

In Gear Swap » FS: ExOfficio Air Strip LS Shirts
May 04, 10:26am

Winter Sleep System/Insulation Input
You may wish to post this in a different section of the forums as this area is for questions and comments related to the forum and website and not for gear. Good luck to you in your endeavors. ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Winter Sleep System/Insulation Input
May 03, 11:51am

Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard
My curiosity exactly, Mags. Yesterday was very, very hot and the glue on my skins is three or four years old. Fortunately we were only doing one lap so I didn't need to re-apply them to wet b...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard
May 02, 8:40am

Interview with Mike Clelland!
I finished reading this a couple days ago and am planning to review it on my blog next week. It's a superb combination of humor, intelligence, and grooviness.

In Editor's Roundtable » Interview with Mike Clelland!
April 29, 12:36pm

FS: Chrome Messenger Backpack
Thats a beaut. And at a helluva price too.

In Gear Swap » FS: Chrome Messenger Backpack
April 29, 8:58am

Leukotape P storage in kit
We contemplated and contemplated and contemplated this a couple summers ago because we found the the Leukotape loses it's stickiness once you remove it from the roll and then roll it back on it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Leukotape P storage in kit
April 29, 8:30am

Questions for torso length sleeping pad users
When I have my bivy sack with me the torso pad goes inside it and my pack goes outside it. An option if you're not carrying a bivy would be to put your pack liner in between your legs and the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Questions for torso length sleeping pad users
April 28, 1:44pm

Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard
Mmmm, sloshing. Yes that is something I will most definitely be doing. In fact I've been trying to round up a posse for day after tomorrow. I sent you a PM.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Glueless Climbing Skins for Tele / Rando / Splitboard
April 28, 11:03am

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