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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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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

Vest filled with rice
Have you weighed the cost of electricity from using the microwave every 45 minutes compared to turning the heat up a notch? I can attest that a cloth bag filled with rice that has been microwaved ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Vest filled with rice
February 10, 9:12am

Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
Hendrik did a recent post on Hiking Finland about new gear coming out and one of the more interesting things I saw was Marco of As Tucas coming out with the Sestrals 2 Poncho.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wilderness Serape or Quilt Head Hole
February 03, 4:58pm

light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
Are you looking to gain stiffness or just shape? If shape is your only concern then use foam. If you want a bit of stiffness then HDPE is the way to go.

In Make Your Own Gear » light but stiff sheeting materials for increasing pack firmness?
February 02, 2:55pm

Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
A hunter's optics choices and how much they have to bring or get to leave at home rests in the species and terrain they are hunting. Bowhunter extraordinaire Cameron Hanes has a phrase that su...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
February 02, 1:32pm

sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
Mark your two fabrics along the length using either little cut notches or a marker at intervals and then make sure those marks line up as you sew.

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
January 28, 12:10pm

New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
The taped seams on this are really sexy. Overall it looks like a re-design of the Backpacking Light-designed / Cubic Tech-built Stealth Nano that was released ca. '09/'10. Comparing the...

In GEAR » New Tarp from Gossamer Gear
January 19, 1:29pm

spark resistant sleeping pad cover
Nomex can be purchased by the yard on eBay.

In Make Your Own Gear » spark resistant sleeping pad cover
December 30, 9:52am

FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
Moved to eBay

In Gear Swap » FS - GOLITE Jam - Heavily Modified to Sub 20 oz.
December 23, 2:23pm

1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
You will absolutely want fully waterproof fabric on the bottom and breathable fabric up top. My bivy is eight years old now and the waterproofness has gone out of the bottom fabric which was a ver...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.1oz non dwr Bivy?
December 19, 3:18pm

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