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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.
CityBozeman
StateMT
CountryU.S.
My Website URLhttp://samh.net/backpacking/blog
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All Forum Posts by Sam Haraldson

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MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
I've been on a bit of a pack kick lately and sewed up two new ones in the course of about a month. I shared pictures of my "Franken-ruck" recently but what follows was a previous wor...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
April 01, 3:25pm

A Quick and Simple Winter Overnighter
I love me a S-two-four-O or sub-twenty-four-hour overnighter. Thanks for sharing, Paul.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Quick and Simple Winter Overnighter
April 01, 3:12pm

FS - Icebox Igloo Tool, Stratus Woodstove, La Sportiva Shoes
Stratus Stove sold. Grand Shelters price adjusted.

In Gear Swap » FS - Icebox Igloo Tool, Stratus Woodstove, La Sportiva Shoes
March 31, 6:21pm

MYOG The Prospector
Mighty fine work!

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG The Prospector
March 28, 10:18am

Ultralight hunting
I haven't looked into the "Long Range Hunting" website, will check that out later today. I have been perusing the 24hourcampfire forums though as well as the Hill People Gear forums ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
March 27, 8:41am

How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
Western Mountaineering describes the testing process in medium detail here: http://www.westernmountaineering.com/index.cfm?section=about&page=Product%20Details&ContentId=4#2

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 26, 3:35pm

Concerning the Wilderness Serape
The HPG Wilderness Serape is far more versatile than the No Sniveller so they're only slightly comparable items in my opinion. Zippered edges, cinch cord for hitching it up around the waist, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Concerning the Wilderness Serape
March 26, 11:36am

Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
Thank you, Walter for quoting the hatchet bit Justin mentioned out of "Camping and Woodcraft". I learned more about camping and woods life from reading that ONE SINGLE BOOK which was wri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review
March 26, 10:39am

Ultralight hunting
Want to thank everyone that's posted useful information to this thread. I am looking to add a hunting component to my outdoor pursuits primarily as a means of putting local, sustainable meat o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Ultralight hunting"
March 25, 6:17pm

MYOG 610.2 Pack
The stays arrived today. They're definitely used and a bit beat up but they were only $10 and no extra shipping so essentially the same price as buying aluminum from the hardware store, but in...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG 610.2 Pack
March 25, 1:40pm

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